Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful

I started to write a list of all of the things I have to be thankful for, but I quickly realized how impossible that would be because we have so much to be thankful for.

We have learned this year to be thankful for every day that we are given to live this life together...a year ago, it was difficult to imagine that the three of us would be spending this Thanksgiving together with family.

We have also learned to be thankful for the "bad" things that come to us as well as the good things...God has used each moment of this past year to bring us to where we are.

So, we encourage you to take time today to not just be thankful, but to say "thank you" to those who have blessed your life. We pray that you have time today to enjoy family and friends, and that you'll experience God's love, grace and peace in your lives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nate

31 comments:

Amy said...

I just made a mini "thankful list" in my journal this morning and spent some quiet time to think about how God has blessed me and my family this past year. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Amy

MamaBear said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Nate! I'm thankful that you share your testimony with all of us.

May God continue to use you to reach others for Christ!

Two Blessings From Above said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I want to thank you and your family for blessing my life in so many ways by sharing your journey.
God Bless your family.

Abby's dad said...

Well put Nate, I've never thought about being thankful for the bad things too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Schroyer Family said...

I am thankful for you and your family. God Bless You!!!! Happy Thanksgiving :}
Kristen

Stacemoe said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nate, Tricia and Sweet Gwyneth!!!! God is so good and we all have so many blessings!!!! Hope ya'll have a great day with family and friends!

Danine said...

You spoke the words I was thinking! Have a great Thanksgiving with your blessed family, enjoy, stuff yourself full with memories and know we all continue to pray.

ASHLEY said...

WELL SAID, I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

rachael said...

happy thanksgiving!

-stephanie- said...

Beautiful post Nate. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

Nikki Todd said...

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your life with us. I have learned so much from you. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Ref said...

Enjoy reading what you had to say.
I think sometimes we take things for granted and you're right about having so many things to be thankful for that you can't list them.
God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

Patty said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the gifts that you and your family have given to me this year with your spirit and faithfulness.

Janet said...

I am thankful that the 3 of you are together to celebrate God's blessings today.

Keeley said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. =)

Lockwoods said...

Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS~ Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations~ Yes, in the times of blessing and in the times of trial, we have so much for which to be thankful.
Though I would never ask for them, I also would never trade the trials the Lord has brought us through since we've been on the field. As hard and difficult as they've been, they have served to cast me completely again and again on the Rock that never moves in the midst of the storm. How much we have learned, grown, and come to know, trust and love the Lord so much more. Oh, He is so good and faithful!
Happy Thanksgiving! Gwyneth's first Thanksgiving~ I know on the top of her thankful list would be her sweet Mommy and Daddy. Thank you for letting the Lord shine through your life in the good times and bad.
love and prayers,
All the Lockwoods

Hopesrising said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family,Nate. God has blessed our Family this year in so many ways through good and bad we grow. I keep thinking I wouldn't change much even with the hardships. God is with us through all of it.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us as well.
Sending Blessings your way for a wonderful Holiday.

Carrie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jill in Raleigh said...

I'm thankful that I found your blog, because it is a testament to giving thanks for all things!

Have a wonderful, family day!

Becky in VA said...

You and your family have been a blessing to me this past year. Thank You!!!!

The Smith's said...

Nate and Tricia, you have been such an inspiration to me. I am thankful that you decided to open this blog as it has changed a lot about the way I view things. Could I ask you a small favor? I recently found my step sister who I have not seen since I was a teenager. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 34. SHe has used this to open a non profit organization Lumps to Laughter. She has written a book and the funds go to support this organization (which was inspired through her relationship with God) Please check it out and if you feel led, tell others about this wonderful organization that she has Co-Founded. Thank you- Happy Thanksgiving.
http://www.lumptolaughter.org

Susan said...

Nate: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thanks for always sharing and for you and your family for always sharing and being such a wonderful inspiration.
Susan

Ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family. God Bless y'all

Bluestocking said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I made a list of the top 7 things I'm thankful for. There's a lot especially given the economy.

Thankful

The Liberto Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you adn your family! I'm thinkful everyday that I have Melissa here and that she is doing so well with her CF. I don't know what it's going to be like down the road, so one day at a time. Enjoy everyday with your girls.

Bev J. said...

I am thanking God today for the 3 of you and your testimonies of God's faithfulness. You shine in the midst of adversity and are a real blessing to me. Happy Thanksgiving! - Bev

"M" said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family! I'm sure we all have so much to be thankful for this year.

Jill said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Nate, Tricia and Gwyneth!

Last year I read your story and it sparked a major shift in my thinking. Yesterday I filled out my license renewal and checked off donor for the very time in my life. I made a new card after first reading your blog but now it is "official". My husband thanks God for your story! Because he would sit for hours speaking to me about donation, but just couldn't hear him. It took God to bring me to your story and sit reading all of it at the time and crying for hours until I finally went to the site to get a donor card for my wallet. God bless you for sharing all that you have. I love you all!

God is faithful and good all of the time!

Indeed we have much to be thankful for!

God bless you and your family today!

The house is really coming along! I'm sure you are all excited to get moved in and enjoy it!

Love,
Jill

Twila said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

~j~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes we do have much to be grateful for and on my long list is your family! I am so grateful for your lives.
blessings,
j

MadMaude53 said...

Amen, Nate, Amen.