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11/11/14 9:39 P

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Today I'm thankful that, though my son has been accident-prone the last few days, nothing serious has resulted, and we haven't had to visit the ER. (I suspect a growth spurt.)

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Col. 3:23


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Dear Lord, emoticon we lift our hands emoticon today You in praise and thanksgiving. Thank you for Your many blessings and even for the challenges that keep us on our toes emoticon Amen

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I have leaned to be thankful for my current disability because, even though it wasn't my original plan, I am able to homeschool my youngest son and that would not have happened otherwise. Its been the " silver lining".
Is there anyone on the team who is a disabled mom who is homeschooling? Because of some down time, due too the MS we have fallen a bit behind getting all my sons assignments completed and I could use some encouragement as I have been feeling guilty about it. I know we still have plenty of time as long as I don't have many more bad days or trips to the hospital so please pray for us. Thanks

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Thankful that I can homeschool as a widow/ single mom and have enough resource to not have to have a fulltime job. Thankful for even slow weight loss. Thankful for 4 daughters that love their mom with all my faults. I AM BLESSED BEYOND WHAT I DESERVE!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Challenging teenagers who keep my prayer life active!!!

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Today I am thankful for four days of NO ARGUING between the children!! WOOHOO!! That is quite the blessing with three between the ages of 11-15 :) God is good...all the time!!!

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1/7/14 12:32 P

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Thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my stepchildren, after 20 years in a classroom!!


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Thankful for a pleasant holiday season!

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Thankfultodaythat my kids ask me to make them things. Yesterday the asked for jammies and I got half of them done.

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Thankful for weight loss progress no matter how small

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Thankful for days when I feel energetic.

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I am thankful that my husband is supportive

My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

I am trading in who I have always been for who I was truly intended to be!

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12/13/13 11:49 A

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very thankful that today is Friday!

My name is Chakara, I live in Ohio.

I am trading in who I have always been for who I was truly intended to be!

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Thankful for a day when we can get errands done. A sort of "free day".

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12/13/13 8:27 A

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Thankful for cuddles from kiddos!

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12/12/13 9:00 A

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Thankful for the occassional bad day, for they make us appreciate the good all the more.

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12/11/13 8:45 A

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Today I am thankful for good books.

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This morning I was very thankful for heaters, flannel sheets and a comfortable bed. It was -14 degrees (windchill made it -24 degrees) at 7am this morning when I woke up. Thankful I don't have to live in a tent. :)

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"But Daniel MADE UP HIS MIND that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself." (Daniel 1:8)


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12/4/13 2:18 P

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Today I am thankful for online recipe sites. They often help me answer the question "what is for dinner?"

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12/3/13 10:45 P

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Today, I am thankful for my wonderful husband. I am a very blessed lady. emoticon

Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing it all for love.
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Today I am. Thankful or the convenience of online shopping. The monitor for a computer recently went bad and being able to shop online for a replacement model within our budget. It is stressful, but also relieving to have so many options available to us without leaving our home.

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12/2/13 12:24 P

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Time alone. I rarely get it, but the ability to be alone allows me to focus on things that should be a priority.

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11/30/13 10:06 A

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Today I am thankful for my dog's dr.. They may be expensive, but they seem to have his best interest at heart.

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Today I am thankful for all the friends God has blessed me with, both those I know face to face and those who are "virtual" friends.

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Today I am thankful for menstrual cycles. They can feel like a curse, but there is always the mixed feelings you get when they are late.... Regardless of if you are trying to concieve or going through menopause... (Not so much of a fan of their water weight retention, but it is a thankfulness thread)

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11/28/13 9:13 A

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Today I'm thankful for all of you.



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11/27/13 10:53 A

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I'm thankful to have finished a good book last night and to sleep in today! emoticon emoticon

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I will persevere through this journey...

Focus on the blessings and the progress...

Enjoy your life NOW, don't wait!

Make a difference today!


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Today I am thankful for pets. They can provide you with companionship that no one else does...

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Today I'm thankful for a warm, snug home with heat, electricity and (most of all) running water. I couldn't imagine living without running water!

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I'm thankful for a day at home. I don't have anywhere to be until 6 tonight (and that is a meeting and so I don't have load and unload children).



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Today I am thankful for my children. They are such good kids. They're willing to pitch in when needed, be patient when needed, and so far all 3 of them seem to be happily walking with the Lord. I love the bond they have with each other too. They do their share of bickering, but it's wonderful to see them encouraging each other through uncertainties and difficulties. I am so thankful for them!

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11/26/13 9:39 A

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Today I am thankful for a caring church that loves the Lord!

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11/25/13 6:04 P

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I got too busy over the weekend to check in, so I'll name a couple

I'm thankful for the teaching my parents gave me, and their wisdom to not falter, even when I whined and didn't understand (and thought that they didn't understand)

And right now, I'm thankful that it didn't snow or ice last night.

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The thing I am most thankful for today is the same as yesterday. I can't stop thinking about it, and I can't stop smiling!
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Today I am thankful for flaws. They help to make each of us unique and can encourage us to grow into better people.

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11/24/13 2:57 P

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Today I am thankful for an answer to prayer.

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I'm thankful for my mother-in-law and I'm thankful for our operation Christmas Child packing party.



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It's been a few days now since I posted my daily thanks, so I will post a few to catch up.

1. I am thankful for dear friends who help when you need it the most, even if you didn't ask for it (and sometimes didn't even want the help.) What a blessing that is, to receive such love without expectation. (I can't wait to pay it forward!)

2. I am thankful for God's mercy on me, who forgives me EVERY single time I mess up, and especially when I have those days of struggling to forgive myself. His forgiveness of my sin, helps me to forgive myself.

3. I am thankful for my beautiful, younger sister, who just moved back to MA from NV with her husband, just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays.

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Today I am thankful for my husband. We were 19 when we were married, and looking back we were still very much irresponsible, selfish kids. He has grown to be such a strong man of God, a considerate husband, and a fabulous father to our kids. I don't know what I would do without him.

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Today I am thankful for life. You don't always realize how precious it is until somethng tragic happens.

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I'm thankful for our family doctor. She is kind, understanding and just go wonderful.



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Today, I am thankful for the health of our family. It gets taken for granted sometimes, but God has been merciful to us.

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Today I am thankful for the internet friends. You all are the best!

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Today I'm thankful for a day at home. This week has been a busy one, and I'm glad I can lounge around in my jammies today :-)

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Today I am thankful that my grandmother is safe. After my brother and I went out yesterday evening, we arrived at his house to find an ambulance in the driveway. My grandmother had fallen. My sister wasn't able to help her back up, and she didn't look well at all, so she called an ambulance for her. She passed out before the ambulance arrived. On the way to the hospital she had some cardiac issues and they had to use the paddles and cpr. By the time we saw her in the ER, she was sitting up and talking, and the doctors were surprised that she was doing so well after that incident. Today she has some testing, and possibly a stent or some surgery, but for now she is all right, and I'm thankful.

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Oops. Missed a couple of days.

I'm thankful that everybody cooperated for family pics the other night. No tears! Yeah!

I'm thankful for the fall, and the beauty that surrounds us when we open our eyes to look.

I'm thankful that our daughter is an awesome big sister, to play with the little boys and allow the baby time to play outside (and Mom can get stuff done).

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Sorry for disappearing for a few days. My ousin came to town for a Medical appt. so today I will say that I am thankful for extended family. They are such a rarely used blessing in my house it is easy to overlook those wonderful people.

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Today I'm thankful for an opportunity to get together with my brother. We were very close growing up, but we don't spend a lot of time together now. I'm looking forward to seeing him this evening!

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I like pinterest too.

Today I"m thankful for our dog tie out. We can let him outside and not stand out there and freeze.



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Today I am thankful for my family's health. We've been sick, and now it feels so good to have energy again! :)

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Today I am thankful for Pinterest. My middle has had a nasty cough lately, and I found a home remedy on there that so far seems to be helping.

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Yesterday I was thankful for music. Today I am thankful for crockpots.



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Today I am thankful for dear friends. I have so many who are such strong, faithful women who truly love the Lord. I am so blessed!

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I'm thankful that we have the freedom to worship God, and have beautiful Psalms to sing His praises.

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Today I am thankful for an especially moving experience at mass.

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Today I am thankful for a church my children beg to attend. I am thankful that the pastors of that church are interested in the well being of our faith and our growth in the Word (they actually know our names and ask us to lunch with them!). This church house and family has been a wonderful experience for us all.

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It's Sunday and I'm thankful for being able to watch a couple from church yesterday renew their vows on their 50th anniversary.



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Today I am thankful for kiddo cuddles, and giggles, and "Please read me a book" bedtimes.

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Today I am thankful for my 2 happy, healthy children! They bring me so much joy!

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I'm thankful for our church. It is so much like family and we feel so loved for there.



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Today I am thankful for my home. It is perfect in every way I could desire. It is a wonderful blessing that God has provided us with.

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Today I am thankful for all the support and terrific friends I have found in the homeschooling community. Last night the Closing Program was held for our fall co-op, and today we meet for our other (monthly) co-op that we belong to. I am so thankful that my children and I have gotten to know so many terrific people from these groups.

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11/14/13 9:03 P

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Today...my children. They are so understanding and ask very little. They don't complain about not having what "everybody else" has, nor do they complain when they're told "no". For example, DS #2 was invited to attend a meeting for the co-op yearbook. I said "no" this time because the meeting place this month is too far away. I know he would like to go, but he just said "okay". I know some children would complain, pout or whatever, but he chose not to.

And today, we spent about 4 hours getting the van fixed. We were supposed to have spent the day shopping and going to stores they enjoy, but instead we were stuck. They were very good about it, and hopefully , tomorrow, we will try running errands again

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11/14/13 3:33 P

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libraries--Great source of books that don't cost money to read.



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Count me as another thankful to have her hubby.he loves me no matter my size, health issues, temper, etc. he is a wonderful man that God placed in my life and I could never express adequately how thankful I am for him.

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11/13/13 1:39 P

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JSCHICKYBABE - I too agree! We've been having a lot of those challenging days lately too.

Today, I am thankful for SparkPeople, for staying free for those of us who cannot afford to pay for Weight Watchers or other programs that charge you for less support than SP gives you. Super thankful for the founder, Chris Downie, for what he called, "his mission," to reach out to anyone trying to get healthy and fit.

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JSCHICKYBABE, I am right there with you!

And today I am very thankful to have a husband who loves and works unto the Lord!

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Well, I'm late to the party, but I enjoyed reading everybody's posts.

I'm thankful for my husband and children. We've had a very difficult year, (well a few years), financially, and my darling husband continues to labor and find work to provide for us, so that we may heed God's instruction. He allows me to stay at home and teach the children daily.

Today is a challenging day, with the children not being attentive, so my patience is being tried to the limit. But I still would not trade this opportunity for all the material riches in the world.

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11/13/13 8:09 A

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Today I'm thankful for a day at home. We've had a lot of busy days lately, and I'm really excited at the prospect of staying home in my jammies all day!

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11/12/13 1:12 P

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I am thankful to be at home with my children, watching them learn and grow! I know there are many mothers who miss that opportunity! For awhile I was one. I missed my kids everyday while I was at work. Now I am so thankful to be the one they wake up to and spend their day with! :)

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Today I am thankful for my youngest daughter as well. She is a wonderful bubble of verything girl. She is loving and sweet, even if she us an "in betweener". We did not plan to have her, and everything about her was a surprise and she just keeps surprising us. I can't wait to see how she contnues to change over time.

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Today, I am eternally thankful for our newest daughter. She truly is a gift from the Lord, as all of my children are, but by all counts, she was not "supposed" to be, she was MEANT to be.

For 2 1/2 years my husband and I never talked about the possibility of adding another baby to the family. I had high risk (gestational hypertension) with both previous pregnancies, and with my 2nd pregnancy, ended up delivering 3 weeks early because I had developed pre-eclampsia. I was advised to not become pregnant again because of the health risks, as well as society (family, friends, etc.) telling us we should be happy with what we have since we had one of each gender.

The only way I can explain how it felt to try to convince myself we were done, is that over time, the feeling of someone missing was so powerful, that I felt like I was having a spiritual abortion in a way, that I knew in deepest part of my soul, that I wasn't trusting Him to make the decision for me. I had been praying in earnest for a year for Him to remove this burden and grieving because I just couldn't take it anymore. Then, I heard His voice, LOUD and clear. He told me to let Him answer me. I had spent so much time waiting for an answer, but taking matters into our own hands, I realized I needed to trust Him more in this decision.

So, low and behold, my husband had almost the same revelation, only I had no idea because we never talked about it. It was wearing on our marriage and we were fighting more.

Well, long story short, we agreed to let Him decide the answer, and give Him the chance to actually tell us for sure. We decided to throw "caution to the wind" and let Him decide, but just once. LOL

We agreed that if it was meant to be, then the Lord would make it happen that one time, and if it wasn't meant to be, we would be able to have closure and move on.

Obviously, we know now the truth, and I have to tell you, the connection I felt to our baby girl, was what I had felt in the year before she was conceived. It's hard to explain, but it's as if the Lord allowed me to "meet" her before she was even created, and I honestly knew, the moment we let God decide, I knew I would be pregnant.

The journey was difficult, but it was all worth it. There is a connection I have with her that is unlike my other two, but each one has their own unique connection, spiritually, with me. I don't favor any child over the other, but just find that I don't take any moment for granted with them.

So, I'm thankful for this beautiful soul that has been lovingly added to our family, and am amazed at just how magnanimous our Lord is in how He richly blesses us all each day. emoticon emoticon

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11/12/13 10:16 A

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Happy Birthday to him!
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11/12/13 8:11 A

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Today in honor of his birthday, I'm thankful for my husband.



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11/12/13 6:44 A

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Today I'm thankful for the snow. I woke up to a gorgeous blanket of it covering everything that the rain has made soggy and brown for the past few days.

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11/11/13 3:41 P

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Today, I'm thankful for having a bible in my own language. I know there are many places around the world where people don't have a bible in their language so I'm thankful that I do.



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11/11/13 9:02 A

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I missed yesterday, but intended to post about how I was thankful for my son.

After 2 girls he was there to show me everything I knew about kids was wrong. While I thought I mastered things with my first two, he arrived to show me there are till other differences to deal with. He is full of energy, questions, and love. I have been doing my best to help him grow up without destroying the emotion that comes to him naturally. It is hard to see him try to balance what is deemed boy behaviour and his gentle emotions. But I know he will be a better person to everyone if I don't tell him to lock any part of him away.

In addition to all of these things, my son has brought me closer to God. It wasn't until I was pregnant with him, that I found myself in prayer or praising God. I had gone through the motions but my overall committment to my faith happened sometime while carrying him.

Everyday with him is a struggle, but it is a struggle I wouldn't want to live without....

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11/10/13 9:41 P

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Today I am thankful for my oldest daughter. She was away at a retreat this weekend, and though my weekend was pretty busy, I still found myself really missing her!

She was a pretty high strung kid, and I had dreaded her teenage years. She turns 16 this week, and I have to say I could not have asked for a better child. She's hard working, obedient, considerate and generous. She has a true heart for God, and that's better than anything else I could ask for as a parent.

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11/10/13 3:28 P

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Today I am thankful for good night sleep. I didn't have one last night so I'm going to be more thankful for the times I do get one



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11/9/13 7:19 P

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Today I amthankful for my second daughter. She has taught me to better anticipate for the unexpected. It is as if she is my living reminder that everything goes according to God's plan and not my own. In addition to that she artistic, and sensitive. She is sweet as can be and loves animals. Everyday with her is a day that I don't know what to expect.

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11/9/13 2:10 P

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Today I'm thankful for friends. We have some wonderful people in our lives and I'm so happy to have them.



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11/9/13 12:20 P

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Today I'm thankful for a warm, snug house. The cold wind is really blowing today!

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11/9/13 10:44 A

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Today I am thankful for being able to start each day new, with no mistakes.

I have been on SP now for 3 or 4 days, and last night binged on potato chips. I felt sick all night, and the baby didn't sleep hardly at all - she's teething and her first tooth is about to erupt.

I woke up this morning without feeling exhausted and I have my workout clothes on...one step closer to a workout, and back on track with my food. Praise God! His mercies are new every morning. emoticon

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11/9/13 7:58 A

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Morning Ladies,

Love this!

Today I am thankful for my Bible Study ladies!

We were blessed to get together last night as one girl friend is moving next week. We will miss her so much!

Blessings,
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Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing it all for love.
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11/8/13 5:34 P

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I had a very busy day with lots of driving, so today I am most thankful for my car, and for my wonderful husband who keeps it in good repair. He took my car to work yesterday and stayed after so he could fix the vents (it wasn't clearing the fog off the windows).

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11/8/13 8:52 A

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Today I am thankful for my oldest child. She has always been a blessing, even when we struggled through academics. She is always thinking of others as she learns new ways to craft. She always willing to lend a helping hand, and considerate of our finances while doing things. Most people complain about the teen years, bu aside from academic struggles, I couldn't be more happy with how she behaves. I can't thank the Lord enough for her.

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11/8/13 6:22 A

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I forgot to post yesterday so I'm post 2 today

1. I'm thankful for indoor plumbing. We are having some issues with our right now so I'm thankful that we have at least 1 toliet that works.

2. Our awesome dentist. My kids love going there and the dentist office is just very kid friendly.



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Today I am thankful for flannel sheets. They are exactly what my children needed to sleep all night in their own beds. It is still warm enough in the day we don't need the heat on yet, but cool enough at night that they must need them.

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Today I'm thankful for the nutrition tracker. It really helps me see when I'm letting my eating habits get out of control.

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11/6/13 8:55 A

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Today I'm thankful for the pleasant weather. If it stays this warm and dry, I'm hoping to finish harvesting carrots, beets, and whatever else might still be in our garden, and to vacuum my car.

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11/6/13 8:44 A

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Today I am thankful for a king sized bed. There is enough room in it for hubby, 2 children and myself. We needed it last night as 2 children had bad dreams and joined us so they could rest feeling more secure. It was nice to not have to fight for space, but i did miss my blankets...

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I'm doing this with my kids for the month of November. I'm not allowing them to repeat an item either. Right now, I'm thankful for quiet moments.



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11/5/13 10:52 A

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I love this idea. I have friends on facebook who do it every November, but I never have.

Today I'm thankful for my woodstove. On chilly days that we run the furnace instead of lighting a fire, it feels much colder in the house, even though the temperature is the same. It adds so much coziness.

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Today I am thankful for co-op, and the breaks between seasons. It is great to watch my children be excited about the time away from the house without worrying about to what they are being exposed. I love that each semester they find classes to be excited about every week, and that it gives me an afternoon once a week to "get away" from my kids.... Even tho I don't really get away from thembt the daily routine we have together.

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11/5/13 9:18 A

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This is a thread to reflect upon the things we are thankful for each day. It is very popular in the month of Nov, which is why I started now. But I hope we can continue it each day for the entire year :-)

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