November 24, 2010


I am thankful for...

a super close family.
traveling as a lifestyle.
homemade mashed potatoes.
chances to see the world through God's eyes.
old friends.
leather bound journals. 
making new friends at the exact moment when I'd given up on ever making them. 
chances to be brave.
the mystery of God's grace.
hard lessons that are well taught. 

I'm thankful for a year of a million lessons that I didn't want to learn. I'm thankful for a chance I had to see firsthand the power of God's forgiveness. I'm thankful for the courage I've needed day by day to reach goals that seemed impossible. I'm thankful for a family that has cheered me on through every mile of impossibilities. I am thankful for having a person in my life who is such an obvious answer to my prayers. I'm thankful for new starts. I am thankful for the wisdom that has been offered me by some very amazing people when I didn't know what to say or do. I'm thankful that God's grace is sufficient in my weakness. I am thankful that in the midst of tears, pain, regret, loneliness, and heartbreak, God is still good. And I am thankful for turkey. 

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