I know it's a little late and most people aren't even thinking about Thanksgiving anymore because Christmas is quickly approaching but I wanted to write a little bit before it's way too late because there are so many things that I am thankful for this year.
I am especially thankful for my devoted husband, Jason. For all that he does for me, for all that he puts up with. He is such a rock in my life, he keeps me steady and at times is all that keeps me standing. He is so loving and affectionate and just plain funny. I don't know what I would do if I had to go one day without him being able to make me laugh. I am truly blessed by him.
I am thankful for my church family. It's been a very hard couple of years for me living in Tucson but I truly believe that God has us here for a reason. Or reasons I should say and one of those is definitely our church, Cornerstone. We have made so many friendships through Cornerstone and are still discovering more today. I love the spirit of our church, the excitement that surrounds every Sunday and the pure joy that our congregation has to be a part of what God is doing. I am especially thankful to our Pastors who have become very dear mentors and friends, almost parents to us lately.
I am thankful for my job. Not everyone has the privilege to work in a ministry that serves close to 100 abused and neglected kids. Not everyone has the privilege to work with in-laws as amazing as mine are. I've taken my ups and downs in this ministry, tried something that didn't work out but I will never be the same because of the experience. I'm thankful that even though my experience was failure I've fit comfortably into in my new position. I'm so blessed to come to work every day with my family and to be a part of such an encouraging environment.
I am thankful for my family, near and far. For my parents who have always been supportive of my dreams and goals even though they might not have agreed. For my siblings who I can laugh and confide in. My sister especially for her encouragement. I am also so thankful for the family I have married in to. I am so blessed to be considered the favorite.
God has blessed Jason and I so much this past year. We have so much that so many others don't and it feels that God is just pouring out his favor on us and it's never-ending. We can even call ourselves home-owners now! I can't wait to see what God has in store for us this next year as I know His promises are in the works even now.
So just a reminder to count your blessings, tell someone how thankful you are for them, and thank God too for the favor He has over you.