Thursday, 25 September 2008
Welcome to my very first Thankful Thursday post. After reading various Thankful Thursday posts over the last month or so, and reading Susan's today at Forever His, I thought I would post one too!
Today I am thankful for the blessing of my adorable daughter Jasmine, who at 4 and a half years of age, offers me her renewed love for me on a daily basis with every "Mummeeeeee" that comes from her room in the morning when she wakes. She displayed the desire to be Mummy's little shadow last night before bedtime and "help" me to sort out a computer issue, and just blesses me generally with her presence, even during the tense times we have together sometimes.
I am also thankful for my wonderful 'adopted' siblings here in Brisbane, who provide me with love, advice and support when times get a bit hard for me while I do it solo as a parent. Without these siblings, and others who provide me with support, I would not 'do life' as well as I do while living so far away from my family.
My thankfulness stretches right out beyond this blog page to my new Sisters in Christ that I have found in blogland. I am so grateful that God led me here as I am learning to be a better person for God, and also sharing my life experiences and knowledge with others who are going through what I have gone through in life so far.
The greatest thanks, however, must go to our Heavenly Father and our wonderful Saviour, Jesus Christ, who are with us 24/7, watching over us and caring for us as God's Girls. We are blessed and Hebrews 12:28 expresses it well -
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe..."
"Thank you dear Lord that I have been blessed with the wonderful people that I have in my life today. Thank you that I am able to learn from them, and turn to them when I am weak. And thank you that I am always able to turn to you at any time and about any thing, and that I know you will always be there for me. In Your Heavenly Name, Amen."