Thanksgiving 2019- Giving Thanks

1 Thessalonians 5

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.


With Thanksgiving fast approaching there are people hustling about finishing up their work week, running last minute errands, and jumping into the kitchen to make the feast they dream about all year. They prepare their houses for family and friends or themselves for the journey to visit them. The traffic is heavy and lines are long.

I am no different. I woke up this morning and ran to find last minute items on my list. This year i’m in charge of more than just 1 item; I have deviled eggs and a relish tray to prep, as well as pumpkin roll to bake.

My husband isn’t much of a holiday person, so each year I try to find something special for him to enjoy. He’s a big fan of pumpkin roll. So, having NEVER attempted it and not being a baker, i’m a little nervous but excited to try!

I’d like to take a moment to step back from the chaos and remind us all to really sit and marvel at all the things we are grateful for this year, big or small. It can be so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday events; We often miss out on truly recognizing how much good has crossed our lives.

This year the lord has certainly showered our lives with abundant blessings. I truly have never had SO many things to be thankful for.

First, I’m thankful for our baby boy. I rejoice everyday that he remains healthy and is growing quickly! (and will hopefully be here soon) They joy he has already brought us this season has been so sweet.

I’m thankful for the ever growing relationship with my husband. It’s funny how love changes over the years. How the connection gets just a little deeper and stronger everyday. It’s not always easy but we fight for each other everyday and I couldn’t ask for more than that.

I’m Thankful for a little girl who has started calling me mommy, not always, but enough for me to know that she knows I love her as my own. I’m thankful to have had another year of watching her sweet, silly, and smart personality flourish and thrive. I never stop marveling at the miracle of being apart of her world. I know I didn’t have to be.

I’m thankful for the house God lead us to this year and placed over our heads. A house to call our home. A home to keep our family safe and create years worth of memories in. We all know that journey wasn’t an easy one, but was so worth the wait in the end.

I’m thankful to have friends and family close by to celebrate this year with. I struggled a bit last year on our own and it’s been to be near a community of people we love.

Finally I’m thankful for you. Yes you. I’m thankful that you choose to take time out of your day to read and respond to what I have to say. It’s been so awesome connecting with you all and growing this community.

Published by bestillhawk

• I am a wife, (step) momma, cat momma, preschool teacher, blogger and coffee enthusiast.
• I struggle with moderate to severe Anxiety.

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  1. Thank you for being so open and honest with your life’s ups and downs. You put your thoughts and feelings on paper so eloquently. I always look forward to reading them. Hers wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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