Saturday, January 17, 2009

Giving Thanks!

I have been very blessed to have two wonderful grandmothers to help guide me thus far in my life. As posted previously, my Mam Maw went to be with the Lord on her birthday in October. My other grandmother, Granny Sue still lives alone in her house in Murfreesboro. She is a very stong Christian woman, who witnessed to me throughout my childhood and continues to do so today. One thing she told me has really been heavy on my mind and heart here lately. She told me to "always praise the Lord in all you do...even when you wash dishes!" Well, I once tried to memorize the scripture, but unfortunately I had forgotten it. Well, Granny gives us a Christian daily planner for Christmas each year. Last week the scripture was the verse for the day. I have added it to my header in hopes for it to be a constant reminder to me.

Well, I have prayed about it and am trying to live more by this scripture in all that I do- especially at times when I am NOT pleased about something I am doing-like working 4 days now! I know this won't be easy, and I'm sure I will need a refresher from time to time, but here are some of the thankful thoughts from the past few days!

Thank you Lord that...
I have a car to drive to work
I have a job
I am (hopefully) able to make a difference in a child's life
I love my coworkers
I have a wonderful husband who helps a lot with the housework
I have a wonderful child
Addison is happy where she stays when I am at work
Grant gets off early and is able to pick Addison up
Our mothers are able to keep Addison one day a week
I have hands to paint (the shelves in a closet-this was harder than I thought it would be)
I have legs to stand on
I had a quick, easy labor and delivery (my friend Jenny just had a baby girl after an induction that lasted almost 24 hours)

So I hope and pray that you, too, can rejoice during those difficult times. It's funny how many times a day I can say "thank you!" to my heavenly Father. He is good!

Granny Sue also likes shoes! She and Addison are looking at some shoes with feathers that my mother gave her on her birthday. I couldn't find a good pict of Granny...need to get one of those!


two curly girls said...

Oh those SHOES!!! I LOVE it! Thanks for the big smile tonight...she is just so pretty!!

Kristina said...

I love your posts, they are so sweet and so inspiring. Although I am not very good at blogging and do not have the organizational 'blogging' skills--I have decided to dedicate a site for picky toddlers and post recipes. I spend so much time working with individual families and helping friends, I thought it would be a fun way to get everything on to one place! Check it out sometime and tell me what you think! Then share it with all of your friends in case they can benefit from it or share their own experiences and question/answer,etc. Thanks!

You are the only one i've told about it!

Sarah said...

Oh, Gina...I LOVE this post! That is one of my favorite verses. God has been teaching me the same thing lately! It's amazing how I can get so used to the "good" and start whining about the "bad"...definitely keeps the focus on me and not our Heavenly Father! So thank you, thank you for the reminder!

Love you!