Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks be to God!

I'm giving in to the peer pressure by an unnamed person (Randy Jordan) and posting another blog entry :-).  Today when I woke up, I was not really thinking about all the things for which I am thankful.  Instead, I allowed silly emotions to take over.  I was having a "moment" as they say, and it lasted much longer than it should have.  Sometimes I think I've received a courtesy dose of extra hormones that all ladies experience during and after pregnancy! :-)  Anyway, I was sitting on the floor crying and talking to my husband.  As we were getting ready to pray, my precious little girl crawled over to me, pulled up, and gave me not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE kisses in a row!  It was as though God was sending me kisses via this little blessing.  THAT is what I am thankful for today.  Yes, God has blessed me tremendously in so many different ways, but His extravagant love for me just knocks my socks off every time He lavishes it upon me.  My husband has always been such an amazing manifestation of that love, and now I have received another wonderful gift.  Thank You, Father, for allowing us to be Audrey's forever family! 

"The LORD is my strength and shield.  I trust Him with all my heart.  He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving."  Psalm 28:6-8

Audrey enjoyed her first Thanksgiving with her family, and she had a blast!  She was a bit shy of all the people at first, but she warmed up and quickly charmed everyone in the room.  :-)  She played, danced, sang, laughed, ate, and finally collapsed on Daddy in the recliner!  I'm so glad she is adjusting well and seems to feel very comfortable with others as long as we are near.  We are already looking forward to Christmas!


  1. I had been waiting for another post too, wondering how you were doing. What a precious day you had! I cannot wait to hear more about Christmas!

  2. LOVE keeping up with you both and Audrey!! SO excited to hear that she's adjusting well. I hope to get back to Murray sometime in January and would love to see the whole family!