As I sit here today, the day before Thanksgiving, I’m watching my sweet hubs dig the ditch for what will be our water line. He’s outside working in the cold and I’m all snuggled up and warm in his truck with the fur baby, who is snoring rather loudly!
Looking back over the past year, we’ve gone through our fair share of ups and downs. Like the ditch my husband is digging, there’s been many moments/hours/days that I’ve felt like I’ve been at the bottom of the ditch. Moments that have left me feeling like I’ve had to crawl and scrape my way back up through that hard Arkansas rock and red clay. Two failed IUIs, three medicated cycles with canceled IUIs, a rocky construction home loan experience, and a current two-week wait. And, that’s just the big stuff!!!
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds” -James 1:2
But, through it all, I have learned that even at the bottom of my ditch I can still praise my Lord and I can still be thankful. It’s in the ditch that I can glorify Him. My actions and reactions are what count and if being in the ditch draws me nearer to my Savior, then let my Soul rest in the ditch.
So, what am I thankful for this Thanksgiving??…
▪️God’s grace and mercy
▪️My loving husband
▪️The snoring fur baby
▪️My wonderful, growing family-I’m getting to add a new niece or nephew in April 2018!!!
▪️My Momma who is my BFF
▪️Girls Days with my precious 6-year old niece
▪️Our little two-acre plot of land
▪️Our new (being built) home
▪️My awesome doctor
▪️This TTC journey has given us lots of mini-vacays and extra time together
▪️A job that I’m passionate about
▪️New friends and old friends
I have so many more things to be thankful for, too and my list could go on FOREVER. Even while I’ve been at the bottom of the ditch this year, goodness has still surrounded me. I still have a heart full of thankfulness.
In our lives, there’s precious little time and we often take each other for granted. So, tomorrow take a pause, look around the room, I mean really look, and take in how much love is surrounding you. Live in the moment, enjoy the laughs and hugs, and let the dishes wait. You never know how much time there really is. I hope each and every one of you has a blessed Thanksgiving!
P.S. I’d love to hear from you about your Thanksgiving and what your heart is thankful for! Leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail!!!