Monday, November 29, 2010

Gratitude Journal

Wow...Where oh where would I start.  I am eternally grateful to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for carrying me through those moments in life when I thought I couldn't go on.

Life has been a roller coaster with many times up and many times down, but through it all I have Praised HIS name.

If you didn't know I had alot of losses last year. A Major Tragedy caused the loss of two family members, and all the other losses that followed were minor compared to that, But let's just say the domino effect left us in a bit of a transition and it is taken a while to readjust.

I Started this year off in a nice little apartment. EMPTY....Since all of My Belongings were stuck in a storage in Sunny Florida.  God saw me through those difficult times and I feel like it had to do with the gratefulness that I felt in my heart. Every night when I filled that air mattress one more time I Praised the Lord for that wonderful King size fluffy bed that I owned!  I had faith that the day would come that I would have it with me again.  And I did, Thankfully...I mean there were a few losses, some things didn't come back, others broke, but My bed made it back to New England safely! Oh and the JOY I felt when I Gave HIM the Glory!!!! I am able to appreciate my bed that much more now whenever I get in it.

So even though the year is coming to an end and we are still in a little bit of transition trying to find a home where I can finally unpack the boxes I packed up last year.  I would Say that I have alot to be thankful for this year.

I am thankful for the Air we breathe
I am thankful for the Love of My children
I am thankful for the hard work of My Husband
I am thankful for the roof over our head
I am thankful for the food on the table
I am thankful for the clothes we are able to wear and the shoes on our feet
I am thankful for little old honda that I drive
I am thankful for My Camera that STILL makes great Photos
I am thankful that GOD made Nature Beautiful!
I am thankful that I am able to decorate and put up a christmas tree this year.
I am extremely thankful that I can walk. (life was really scary when I couldn't)
I am thankful for the great LOVE and Understanding of my friends.
I am thankful for the Word and Promises of God........
And the list could go on and on.

Many times when I have been a little on the fearful side, the Lord has brought me to Isaiah 41:10

Do Not fear, for I am with you 
Do Not be discouraged,  for I AM your GOD;
I will Strengthen you and Help you,
I will Hold you up with my righteous right hand. 

I was able to Make Thanksgving Dinner at my own table this year and for that too I am grateful.  So I leave you with some images of my turkey :)

The meal was Turkey with stuffing and Traditional Puerto Rican pasteles and Arroz con gandules.


  1. Hmmm... I hope I get to try the Arroz con gandules sometime!!

    Thank you for sharing all that you are grateful for - I'm grateful for you. Especially your little messages to help calm me down when I was too angry for my own good.

  2. You will most definitely get to try it...we just need to figure out when =)

    I am grateful for you too!!!