What Are You Thankful For?

2014 has been a rough year for our family. Most of the struggle has been centered around our 9 month old son, John David. For the sake of time, I’ll spare the details, but you can read about them here.

You’d think I’m sad. There are times where this is true, but for the most part I’m actually very happy and thankful.

Here’s why:

  • I’m alive and well.
  • God loves me.
    • He listens to me.
    • He forgives me.
    • He gives me a second chance.
    • and a third chance.
    • and a fourth.
Jacqueline and John
Jacqueline and John
  • I have a beautiful, caring, and loving wife named Jacqueline.
    • She puts notes in my lunch.
    • She sends me kind texts.
    • She calls me during the day.
    • She is a great mother.
  • I have three handsome sons.
Happy John
John David
  • John David is healthy.
    • He is happy.
    • He smiles.
    • He is showing great mental development.
    • He likes to be held and read to.
    • I am proud.
Joseph Warner
Joseph Warner
  • Joseph Warner is smart.
    • He is feisty and has a strong spirit.
    • He likes to read stories and play with Dinosaurs.
    • He reminds me if I’ve forgotten about our nightly Bible study.
    • He reminds me of myself.
    • I am proud.
Alexander Thomas
Alexander Thomas
  • Alexander Thomas is kind.
    • He sees the wonder in everyday things.
    • He enjoys art.
    • He enjoys reading.
    • He brings home good grades.
    • He still likes hugs.
    • He enjoys going to work with me.
    • He asks questions.
    • I am proud.
  • I have been humbled.
    • I am no longer bothered by little things.
    • I work to forgive.
    • I am not easily angered.
    • I strive to be content, consistent, and patience.
  • I have good friends.
  • I have a place to live.
  • I have a great job.
  • I have a vehicle.
  • I can vote.
  • I am free.

What are you thankful for?

-Thomas