Monday, March 23, 2009

With a Thankful Heart

Kasey at All That is Good wants us to be thankful today for FMM. I am so blessed in my life and am thankful for so many things.

Here are 10 things I'm super thankful for:

1. My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Who is always there for me. Who loves me with agape love. Who died on the cross for our sins! He continues to bless me everyday....more than I deserve. He has done so many MIRACLES in our family. Go here to read a few.

2. My husband that loves me more than I deserve, and strives to keep ME happy. He is a shoulder I can lean on, someone I respect and admire. He is such a hard worker and wants the best for his family. I love him more today than the day I married him...over 9 1/2 years ago.

3. Three precious gifts from God! Yep, my kiddos. Each BOY brings so much JOY to my life.... They are a true blessing and make life fun, crazy, and worth it. My boys are the best boys in the world. I love them all the way to heaven and back.

4. My Extended Family. My mom and step dad, my sister and brother, my in-laws, my brother -in- law and sister- in- law, my grandma, my nieces and nephew, my cousins...oh so many, my aunts and uncles. You all are awesome.

5. My Church and Pastor. I love being a part of a bible believing church. I'm thankful for a pastor who preaches from the living, breathing word of God. We believe the bible is the TRUTH. It is not a salad bar where you can go pick and choose what you believe or what you like. I'm thankful my husband and I serve and teach four year old....they are the sweetest.

6. My Friends. I love my friends old and new. You make me a better person. You help keep me sane. I love spending time with my friends.

7. Being a stay at home mom...SAHM. I have been blessed to be able to stay at home for seven years now. I have enjoyed staying home and being a mommy! It is the hardest but most rewarding job God has given me. I loved that I could see the firsts in my boys watch them grow before my eyes. To be there for them. We have fun! It's a privilege!

8. Our health! I have three healthy boys. I do not ever want to take that for granted. I have read so many stories here in blog land that are heartbreaking. Parents losing a child, sick children. I am thankful for my family's health! Very thankful.

9. My home. I am thankful for a roof over our head, a place to feel wanted, loved, and safe. An escape from the world. A place to be creative. I love being home with the people I love. I love spending time with my family.

10. Blogging! It's a great outlet to connect with other SAHM and believers from home. Not to mention learn a lot and laugh! I'm thrilled with the opportunity to record our lives to look back on someday. Priceless!

As always, feel free to join us here for Friend Makin' Monday. Go..... be thankful!


jenjen said...

Hi cute Rhonda! What a great list! Your kiddos are so adorable!

It's so nice to reflect on the blessings in our lives - what a great way to start the week!

I hope you have a super week!


Heather @ Sugarplum Garters said...

great post, rhonda! like all of us, you have much to be thankful for ~ i really enjoyed reading your list and seeing more pictures of your cute boys.

have a great day!

Tanielle said...

Hey Rhonda! What a great list...I can think of so many other things I am thankful for, it's hard to narrow them down to just ten! You are a sweetie, and I don't think I've ever mentioned before, but I love the scripture you have on the title of your blog. I love to read it every time I look at your adorable posts!!! Thanks for that!

Have a great Monday!


Kim said...

Rhonda, Great list. The pictures of your family are cute!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Hi Rhonda! what a cute blog you have- found it on the FMM link.

You have a great list and your church sounds wonderful. We had an incredible church family that we belonged to before we moved 9 months ago. And finding a new home has not been easy! YOu are blessed.

Have a great Monday!

SweetTorts said...

If I knew of a church like that here I might be more inclined to go! It sounds like a good place to be.

And while I'm not a SAHM, I still thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. :)

It is a bit of entertainment for me during my day as a SWIO (single woman in the office.) Okay, so I made that up, but you get the idea...:)

Julie said...

Hi, Rhonda - nice to meet you on the UBP, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't say I share green smoothies in common with you :) but your header verse is my fav, I'm also a former teacher now staying home, and we are sisters in Christ. God bless you as you care for your "manly" household! :)

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I think it's sweet to read your words about your husband. I know you are raising those 3 boys to be the same kind of man that you obviously love and respect so much! What an encouraging post!

Leah said...

Love your list.

Great photos. :)

Amber said...

Great list! Ours are pretty similar. :)

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

What a great list! I love all of the pictures. I was also thankful for the cross and all that it means. Your boys are such cuties. Thanks for being such a blessing in my life. Hope you have a great Monday!

Julie said...

What a wonderful thing to say about your husband! Your pictures are beautiful!

momma said...

what a lovely list! and awesome pictures - i love pictures!!

Xazmin said...

What a wonderful list! You have such a beautiful family.

I used to teach the 4 year olds in my church - they are hilarious!

Right now I am the nursery leader, 18 months to 3 years old...they're pretty funny too!


Kelli said...

Great list! I love the part about your church, mine is the same way...Truth!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Hi Rhonda,

I'm a little late in visiting for FMM, but here I am! Yes, our lists could be considered the same. It's so great to hear what others have to share about what they're thankful for. I'm pretty certain everyone's top 5 are the same! It's great to know there are so many people who are thankful for God. What a blessing to know that!

Amanda - The Mom Job said...

Thanks for the comment love on my blog (!! I LOVE new visitors!

Your boys are absolutely adorable (handsome, I mean...). If I could have ONE more boy, I'd totally do it... but God would most certainly give me a girl just to prove to me it wouldn't kill me!! (I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to pink and Barbie...)

I love this post, too! Especially the SAHM part and the blogging. Even on the "bad days" I try to remind myself of how fortunate I am to be a stay-at-home with the boys (I even did a blog post on it: The Perks of the Mom Job just to help me a bit :-) )

Thanks again for stopping by!

Ms. Julie's Place said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I look forward to seeing you around more often!
Until then...

Miss Julie

Carrie said...

What a great list!