I am thankful for my sweet, sensitive first child. Sissy is a breath of fresh air - she is helpful and sweet and kind and loving. She wears her heart on her sleeve yet she doesn't let the little stuff bother her. There is not one ounce of girl drama in her life - she doesn't see it - I pray she always can remain above it. I go ga-ga watching her play soccer - she is amazing. As much as it pains me to see her grow up and become independent (what do you mean you don't want my help picking out clothes??), I beam with pride seeing her juggle as much as she does. She is a leader on the soccer field, in Student Council, Safety Patrol, Girl Scouts, Art Club, and she has a speaking part in the upcoming Holiday Performance. All this and she still maintains her A's. LOVE. But what warms my heart the most is how much she dotes on her baby brother - she is such an amazing help with him.
Thank you Lord for creating parents out of us when you blessed us with this tiny little girl 10 years ago!
One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving! While great food, friends, family and football make for a wonderful day, taking time out of my fast-paced life to think through the many blessings and to express gratitude to God and to others is really why I love this holiday so much. An attitude of gratitude, of course, shouldn't be a once-a-year deal, and hopefully cultivating a thankful heart goes beyond that one special Thursday in November for all of us. Won't you join me in professing your gratitude?