I know this is a bit late. But, if you've read my blog for any amount of time you know that I'm always behind in pictures and such. So it's only fitting this is late I suppose.
Over the past few weeks I've been reflecting on what it means to be thankful in all circumstances. That's hard. Regarding the miscarriage, should I be thankful that I lost a child? No, I don't think so. But I can be thankful that although the Lord did not spare me from this pain, He has spared me from a far greater pain and suffering...separation from Him. This is not something I've earned or done but a gift that I do not deserve. And it's all because of Christ. He endured the most extreme suffering and pain on my behalf so that I may never experience it. And I deserve to suffer that pain because of the depth of my sin against Him. But He stood in my place. Now, as a Christian, I CAN give thanks in all circumstances because even though it is inevitable that I will experience heartache and pain on this earth...the worst is not yet to come. Instead, the best is yet to come when one day Jesus will wipe away every tear and I will stand in the presence of the Lord.
What else am I thankful for? I think what we are all thankful for, our families. I am thankful for my husband and the two precious children we get to love on every day. I am thankful the Lord has given us the opportunity to share Jesus with them daily and see His love for us as we love them. I'm thankful for my parents, sisters, brother in laws, nieces and nephews, in-laws, sister in laws and wonderful friends. They are all wonderful blessings in our lives. The Lord has provided us abundantly with wonderful people who all reflect Christ in a unique way. There is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I'll leave you with our little Hannah singing her new favorite song taught to her by her daddy. It's a sweet sound indeed!