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Thanksgiving – Eyes to See – Day 7

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It’s past midnight and I’ve been meaning to post all day, but we’ve had such a busy and wonderful thanksgiving Sunday today. We are in the small town of Hanna, AB visiting our friends and we have been having such a good time. Today we went to church, had lunch together, took the kids out to their family farm, ate a huge thanksgiving dinner and pumpkin pie, and played “The Farming Game” until midnight!

Of course, during supper, we talked about what we are thankful for and there are just so many things. My life has been so richly blessed by God, and I am just so thankful for His love and for His grace that has transformed my life. I am so thankful for this family that I have because he transformed my life, my awesome husband and three amazing kids. I have a warm house, food to eat, and lots of cool material possessions for which I am grateful (even if that sounds materialistic, I’m still thankful!). Health. Friendship. Canada. Family.

God has given me an amazing life since I first laid mine down for Him 9 years ago. It hasn’t always been easy, and even now there are trials my family is facing. But I am thankful for even those because they bring me closer to God and I grow more because of them. I just want my whole entire life to display God’s power, grace and glory and if that means I have to endure pain so that God’s power can be made perfect in my weakness, then so be it. The older I’m getting, the more I’m seeing just how short this life really is, and I just want it to be all about Him.

And that’s about all I can clearly say at 1am after a long, tiring, but beautiful day!

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This post is a part of a 31 day series in which I write about the extraordinary in my ordinary moments. To see a list of all the other posts, click here.

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