Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

It's Thankful Thursday! So last week I wrote about my oldest beauty. Today I'd like to give my younger beauty the spotlight.

We recently were trying a new devotional technique. We spent thirty-three minutes in time of prayer and devotion. We choose thirty-three because it represented one minute for each year of Jesus' life here on earth. I wondered if my beauties were getting anything out of this time together. I prayed and asked God to show me if they were. I received my answer in the form of a letter from my younger beauty. Here is a snippet of what she wrote.

“You are a very important Christian lady in my life.”
“I may act like I don’t care about you or God or anything else but me and what I want, but I do care about you and God a lot! I’ve been trying hard to be good and not be bad but it’s hard to do. But I try hard for you anyway. I thought you would care to know this about me.”

  • I am thankful for the tears I cried when reading this.
  • I am thankful that God has blessed me with two great children.
  • I am thankful that God blessed my obedience to keep them in His Word
  • I am thankful that my younger beauty chose to bless me with written words because they bless me so much
  • I am thankful that at 12, she still thinks I am important to her
  • I am thankful my baby loves her some God!
  • I am thankful we received confirmation that her foot is not broken (YES!)
  • And I am thankful that I can share all this with my bloggy friends

Please stop by Sting My Heart and see what everyone is thankful for.

Blessing to you all!


Lelia Chealey said...

OH Mari, don't ever let go of that letter!!! I loved the opening of it!!

I remember you told me about this in the lobby at She Speaks. When I got home I shared it with my oldest daughter. I thought it was such a neat idea...33.

Have a blessed weekend!

Serendipity said...

What a touching letter! So precious! Thanks for sharing it here. Remain blessed!

Denise said...

So very precious, thank you for sharing.

Nancie said...

Thank God for blessing you with such a sweet daughter! Children are precious gifts from God. Her letter is very touching. May God continue to work grace in her heart that she may grow up to be a woman after His own heart. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and may God bless you and family abundantly!

Yolanda said...


Thank you! Thank you for training up your child. Thank you for loving Jesus. Thank you for being you.


Amy said...

I'm thankful that you shared this note and list with us. What a blessing!;)

God Bless,