Friday, March 30, 2012

Gratitude

It's good to remember the things and people you are thankful for, and why you are thankful for them.

My parents. They love me tremendously, and are constantly proud of me, even because of little things I've done. They raised me with gentle and patient love, self-less love, showing me the true love of Christ. To this day, my mother and father are still deeply in love with each other. That is so rare and such a gift to get to see every time I go up to their house.

Sis. I'd be lonely growing up without her! So thankful to have her in my life. Life would be boring and incomplete without her.

Shelter. I love my apartment and roomie. So blessed to have such a great place to come home to every night, and a great roomie to share it with.

Boyfriend. The way he tells me things shows me he is genuine and real. His confidence is attractive and I love how he is constantly growing and striving to be a man of God. Regardless of how things unfold in the future, I'm thankful for him. I've learned so much from him already, and I'm thankful how he challenges me.

Grandparents. Thankful to have 3 still living, somewhat healthy grandparents. It's a gift to hear them share stories of their past. After talking with them, I always am reminded that no matter how old you are, you never completely have things figured out. We will always be growing and learning.

Friends. So many! Friends in different states. Friends from college. Friends at church. Friends of friends. Friends everywhere! I've always been blessed with friends. The only time in my entire life I felt friendless was in 8th grade, and I don't want to experience that again, except that during that time I truly learned how great of a friend God is. Thankful for that. Thankful for friends.

Bad relationship. Yes, even this. Through a good relationship gone bad, I learned what I wanted in a dating relationship, and what I didn't want. I learned wounds do heal, and that time is my friend. Thankful I experienced this year or so of my life, so that I can appreciate and love the relationships that are meant to be.

Rain. Love the rain and how it helps things grow and produce, especially during spring. Thankful for all the different types of weather, and how it proves God is Creator and He is in control.

What are you grateful for?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Growing


~Sunflowers, daisies, and forget-me-nots~
Spring is here! Keep growing little plants!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Growing

My Forget-me-not plants are growing!!
Fun fact:  In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, "That shall be your name."