Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful Thursday #56

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! If you'd like to participate, just copy the T.T. button on my sidebar and paste it into your post. Next write down five things you are thankful for this week. Finally, come back here and link up with Mr. Linky. It's that easy!

Here's my list for this week:

1)  I am thankful that my husband has warm arms to hold me with.  Sometimes I just need to be in his arms, and he is always available for me.  I'm glad that God made Tim my covering.  He is a generous God.

2)  I am thankful that my family was able to participate in the Bethlehem Walk over the weekend.  It's a reenactment of the town of Bethlehem at the time of Christ.  You actually walk through and it takes about 45 minutes while a guide tells you the story of Christ's birth and then of his death and resurrection.  It was so much fun!  My husband and son worked in the blacksmith shop; while I worked with my girls in the stable with the animals.  It truly represents the meaning of Christmas like nothing else I've ever experienced.

3)  I am thankful that my kids are motivated at school.  After their first report cards, they were all motivated to bring up this grade or that because they all want to be on the A/B or A honor roll next time.  How exciting is that to a Mamma's ears!

4)  I am thankful that it is almost time for Christmas break.  I have missed my children this year - being their first year in school.  I am looking forward to spending two weeks doing fun stuff with them.

5)  I am thankful for God's word.  It truly is living and I love devouring it.  Each time I open up my Bible I'm moved and I am closer to God than before.  It's so exciting to learn about the one I love the most, my God!

14 comments:

LivingforGod said...

I enjoyed reading your list. The Bethlehem Walk sounds wonderful. I love reading God's Word, too :)!

sarah said...

your list is great - and I am grateful to you for doing T.T.every week. It's helped me to focus on what's really important. Have a great day. Sarah

Nana Jul said...

The Bethlehem walk really sounds like a wonderful thing! And I'm really looking forward to Christmas break too! God bless you Sonya!
Love Julie

Yolanda said...

How cool....you and I are both thankful for God's word this week!

Lori said...

Sonya, your list just about made me cry. I am thankful for my husbands arms as well. Love your list and I hope you enjoy your time with your kids and your family has a very Merry Christmas!!

Kelly Combs said...

I am thankful to be taking the month off from blogging! When I saw thankful Thursday for a split second I panicked "I didn't write mine!!!" then "ahhhh, I'm off."

I am really enjoying my time for me & my family.

See you tomorrow!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Sonya. What a nice list!

Heart2Heart said...

Sonya,

I have never heard of a Bethlehem walk but it sounds divine! Did you get pictures?

My daughter did bring home her report card last night and we are so proud of her outstanding results! As parents, this just makes you cry!

So glad that you have been given a wonderful hubby and great kids to be thankful for everyday!

Thanks again for letting me participate in the best thankful Thursday ever this week!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Heckety said...

I agree about the Christmas break- I love it when the girls are off school and we can just be together and do our own thing as a family without rushing about.

Leslie said...

Hi Sonya,

I haven't stopped by in a while. I like your new picture of your family. (It is new, right? Or have I been away that long?) I just realized that 5 of your 6 kids are girls! How does your son handle that? I hope he gets lots of time with Dad!

Have you had any speaking opportunities lately?

I pray that you all are doing well!

Love and Hugs, Leslie

Lea said...

Hey Sonya,
Girl I just love reading your TT posts especially your heart for God, your kids and hubby. I tell ya, reading your number 1 put a smile across my face. I just love how you love your hubby... you are so genuine and you really realize what a BLESSING MARRIAGE IS!
It's a true delight to hear someone adore AND RESPECT their husband.
GOD BLESS YOU SWEET FRIEND.
*kidlets*-- congratulations on your report cards... keep doing YOUR BEST!! WOOHOO

Greg C said...

Great list Sonya, Sorry I almost missed it, :(

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a great list of things to be thankful for!

Vivian said...

I would love to go on a Bethlehem Walk. It would be a wonderful opportunity for a family to spend time together.