30 Days of Thanksgiving – Days Eleven and Twelve

Day Eleven – A Legacy to Extend

“I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.  I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and,I am persuaded, now lives in you also.  For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” – 2 Timothy 1:3-6

On this Veteran’s Day, I am thankful to all our Veterans, past and present.  I am thankful for all our military, their family, friends, and support system.  I am thankful that they put our country first and themselves second in order to keep us free.  I am thankful for my freedom.

I am especially thankful for MY Veterans.  My daddy, who served in the Navy during Vietnam, My husband Jon, who is and always will be a Marine, my sister-in-law, Kim, who was a Captain in the Air Force, my brother-in-law who is a Major in the Air Force, my brother Ben, who served in the Navy, my Grandfather Tom, who served in the Army-Air during World War II, and to my cousin Donald who is serving in the Air Force.  I love you, and I am so very grateful for your service and dedication to our nation.


Day Twelve – Water Droplets

“…And I shall go about Thine altar, O Lord, that I may proclaim with the voice of Thanksgiving and all Thy wonders (miracles).” – Psalms 26:6-7


I am thankful for all the blessings I have in my life and I am thankful that God has a plan for me.  But I sometimes I get caught up in the little things that clutter the mind and I lose sight of the bigger picture.  Yes, I may not have met my goal this week in weight loss, but I am blessed to have enough to eat.  I may not live in my ideal neighborhood, the part of Maryland I desire, but I have a warm, safe house to come to. I may not be in the best of health, but I can walk, talk, and do most things everyone else does.


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