Monday, May 6, 2013


No it's not Thanksgiving... but I am very thankful today. I'm thankful for my husband and family. 

My cousin, Michael, and his wife, Lynette, recently had a full-term, stillborn baby boy. They have two, precious girls and this was their first boy. My heart aches for them.

Why is it that we hold the ones we love a little more dear when we are faced with death? How can we so quickly forget how fragile life really is?
I'm asking myself these questions.

We get caught up in life, our own lives, not looking at the big picture. Small, trivial matters take over things that we should be doing to build our heavenly home. You can borrow money, but you can't borrow time. So today, I challenge you to enjoy the stage of life you are in- not wishing for this or that. Make the most of what the Lord has given you. Be content.
Here is a small glimpse into the mound of things I am thankful for. I snapped these photos when I spent a day at home with my family on Saturday.

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, 
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
giving thanks to God the Father through him."
- Colossians 3:17

I'm thankful for you, too,


  1. I am so sorry for your cousin and his wife. How hard that must be! Loved the thankful pictures. Are those your mom's hands? Lovely. When I see my own Mother's hands, they get more beautiful as time goes by! I think of all the kind things those hands have done! -A. Coleen

  2. Thank you for the challenge. I forget this far to often!