Reading Past the Cliche

For Thanksgiving, I wanted to list the things that I was thankful for, but I always feel awkward doing that. I'm most thankful for my family, and our health. But everyone is thankful for these, and it makes me sound as though I have nothing else in my life that I can even remotely begin to be thankful for so I mention the things that everyone does just so that I have something to list.

That's not it at all.

I am reminded so very, very often that health concerns should probably be a major part of our lives with Micah, and they're just not. We're grateful. And humbled that God has chosen us to be so blessed.

Our kids are absolutely wonderful. Really. My teen aged daughter and I are best friends. We share everything. There is no fighting or attitude or backtalk. I'm not exaggerating. My boys are so content with small things. Topping Luke's Christmas list are Hot Wheels and paper to make books with. Josh has taken up hunting and trapping this year and spends his time in the great outdoors learning responsibility and commitment. Micah is happy when his siblings are around.

Our kids have the biggest hearts. They're polite to their elders. They are spoken highly of by their teachers.

We're so blessed.

So yeh, I'm thankful for my family and our health. And I really, really mean it because I've seen too many other families who don't have what we do. At this time of Thanksgiving, we are reminded yet again how much God has blessed us with.

Thank You, Lord.


Roger said...

Thank you for sharing your family with us. Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Karen Deborah said...

Girl-- I am thankful for you! You are such a great Mom and a gifted writer. I love my glimpses into your world.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!
hugs** said...

YES! You are so blessed!
And I am happy to recognize that I am as well. :-)