Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thankful Thursday

"Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8

I have much to be thankful for this week, as always. God is so good in his wisdom that it blows me away sometimes.

  • I'm thankful that in the midst of all the changes that are looming on the horizon for our family, I'm so totally at peace with it. Each new things that comes my way, that I thought would upset me, has instead just strengthened my faith as I allow myself to fully trust God to lead us where He wants.
  • I'm thankful that my parents have accepted our decision to move to the Middle East and are being supportive about it, even though I know they aren't happy about it.
  • I'm thankful for my two wonderful children. They bring me to my knees and make me want to pull my hair out sometimes, but they are great kids who love the Lord and I am so thankful to God for letting me be the one who gets to be their mom.
  • I'm thankful for my husband who I know that I can always trust. I know that he will always do what is best for us and that he will always provide.
  • I'm thankful that today the weather is cooler. It's still been in the low to mid-90's. It's October already!! The high today is supposed to just reach the low 80's - a veritable South Florida chill is in the air!!
  • I'm thankful for all my wonderful blogger friends who visit and who leave such encouraging comments. You have become a real source of encouragement and blessing to me!

For more wonderful blessings, visit Crystal, who is generously hosting Thankful Thursday for us through mid-November!


Diane said...

WOW! What a move. Blessings to you as you make this journey.

I love your list of gratitude.....your heart reflects such thankfulness...and readiness for anything! You've got your children and your husband...and your faith! You are well-prepared!

Happy TT!


Susan said...

So nice to meet you!

This is my first time to your blog!

I'm so thankful for stopping by and getting to meet another wonderful mom.

I'll be in prayer about your move. Hope you share more about that, I'm really curious.

Blessings to you!


Kathleen Marie said...

What a beautiful heartfelt list and I will be keeping you in my prayers as you move to the Middle East... Answering God's call is so right.

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

You certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Moving to the Middle East will be a big move.

I don't know much about Qatar but I have friends that are missionaries in Ethiopia. When they need to see a Dr., get supplies, etc., they got to Dubai. They love it. It is very Americanized compared to Ethiopia!

I hope your all goes well in your decision making process. God has the perfect plan for you guys!!

Leeann said...

hey Lori,

So glad you are getting, well, cool-ish weather. lol I was freezing my butt off this afternoon..the temp dropped nearly 20 degrees. I ended up buying a lightweight, cheap windbreaker at WalMart since I was in short sleeves. Looks like Fall has FINALLY decided to join us (as well as some much needed rain here.)

Thanks for the idea of Barkeepers Friend!


Denise said...

Very nice list.

Mary said...

Thank you so much for this post. My daughter's husband is looking for work and I'm dreading that they may move out of town. I have been the care provider for my grandsons since they were babies. They are now 10 and 12. I have been having a difficult time knowing that I may not be able to see the boys as often. Since reading your post, I'm going to leave it all in God's Hands.


Andrea said...

Wow...the middle east!! It's so nice to have your parents support though, even if you know they actually want you close by! Good for them for supporting you through this!

lori said...

From one Lori to's nice to meet you...
13 moves in 17 years, I understand..while not the Middle East...Buffalo.?

Peace about it all...I learned so much in those moves and it made us so much better as a couple and as parents...
peace to you....
I am so glad I stopped by.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

What a simple, heartfelt, and beautiful list.

texastanya said...

You have shared s a beautiful list, thank you. I wish you abundant blessings as you pursue moving. My last move was only 15 miles, but it was a hassle. I can only imagine what an international move would entail. May you have smooth progress the whole way.

Heather said...

What a big move! I know that God has already gone before you and is preparing every step that you will take.

Thanks so much for sharing your blessings! Have a great day!

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Wow! Big changes indeed and your heart is definitely in the right place.

Lynn said...

Whoa! The Middle East. Oh, what amazing things God will do there with your help. Great TT list.

Crystal said...

Wow that will be quite a move, and I know what you mean about the kids making you want to pull out your hair some days! Great list, thanks for sharing it!

Sorry it's taken me so long to get here! It's been a busy week!

Ann said...

Blessings to you in all the changes coming up! What a wonderful opportunity for your family!


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