Thankful Today.

Today, I wake up, and I’m just thankful.  Brushing Anna’s hair this morning, I think, “I get to brush this little girl’s hair.”  God gave this funny, beautiful girl, who never turns down center stage, to me.

 I look at John Henry who is protecting his bowl of cereal like it is last and think, “How am I so blessed that he lives in the same house with me?” 

And, then the littlest guy decides today is the day he finally recognizes daylight savings time change, and he sleeps until 8:00am.  I think, “Is he the most perfect baby boy in the universe?”  In my little world, in my family of five plus a dog and a cat, he is.

I notice how my husband makes the coffee.  He reads the big kids today’s school lunch menu, and he, subsequently, makes John Henry his own lunch to carry.  Food is a big deal to this kid, if you didn’t already notice this by the invisible fort he built around his morning breakfast.  And, I think, “I am married to man who never, ever complains about anything.  Ever.” 

I pour my coffee, and I think about how I walk into my local church, and how much love I feel from everyone there.  I think, “Do I have the most incredible church family in the world?”  I do.

And, then I think about my salvation.  I don’t even use the word, “salvation” a lot.  Is that odd?  Perhaps.  But, I think about it today.  I think, “Wow.  God gave me this gift of grace, and look what I have received by way of it.”  I don’t ever want to lose the joy of my salvation. 

So, here I sit behind this computer, and I write a post on a subject I think would be more fitting for next week.  A Thanksgiving post, if you will.  But, I’m thankful today. 

Let’s face it.  Some days, we just notice things more than others.  It makes us thankful.

Today is one of those days. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  His faithful endures forever.  1 Chronicles 16:34

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3 responses to “Thankful Today.

  1. Darlene

    Love it! Yes, some days we DO notice more than others. I think God purposes it that way so we remain grateful for the smaller things (kiddos, hubbys who make lunches) as well as the bigger things (our awesome salvation)!

  2. Brenda

    I am thankful for you and Kris! Thank you for your help today! Love ya’ll BUNCHES!!!

  3. I am thankful for you, Dusty Takle!! I watched you Praising the Lord on stage on DVD yesterday, since I was in the nursery and missed the service, but I watched you soo loving on God up there. Thank you for that heart. The blog is soo good and you are blessed, just think, like your Dad shared yesterday, generations before us are the reason we have blessings in our lives like this!! Love you!! Yep, you are loved by many!!

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