Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

I am thankful today for my sight. I began to think about what I was thankful for this week and because there are so many different things that I am thankful for...I needed to select just one for today. Many of the things that I am thankful for...I can actually see. So, I am thankful for my eyesight because without it, I wouldn't be able to see or do...

  • my precious babies when they were placed in my arms...22 and 14 years ago
  • the smiles on the same children faces as they have grown from babies to a young adult and a teenager
  • see the faces of my beautiful step-daughters
  • see the face of my handsome son-in-law
  • see my children...3 out of 4 graduate from high school
  • my mother's beautiful face
  • my handsome husband
  • read God's Word
  • enjoy the beauty of the seasons that He created
  • I couldn't see to do my job
  • see my lovely home
  • see the faces of my wonderful, dear friends
  • drive my car
  • watch my son play sports
  • watch the waves of the ocean roll in and crash onto the shore
  • ....this list could go on and on...but, get the picture.

If I were to lose it today, I would have the pictures that are stored in my memory to last me the rest of my life. I am thankful for all the beautiful and wonderful things that God has blessed me with and allowing me to visually see them.

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  1. You are so right, I too am thankful for God's gift of sight!

  2. what a great list of things to be thankful about.

    My entry is here. Hope you can stop by, too! Thanks!

  3. God bless you sister for your convicting TT and so much a reminder that each day is so precious.


  4. Thank you... YES we do have much to be thankful for... such a precious gift, sight. A blessing we all too often take for granted.

  5. Great TT post today. Because of vision problems David has suffered with all of his life - eyesight is not something I take for granted. But so many of us forget what our lives would be like without such blessings as our sight, hearing, taste, etc. Happy TT! -love, Laurie

  6. Oh I haven't the heard the ocean in many many years...maybe one day again....

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi Jennifer,

    Sometimes I need a post like this to really make thankfulness simple. I don't want to take for granted anything. Lovely...

  8. What a wonderful list. Many of these brought smiles and tears to my eyes. Thank you!

    Happy Thursday!

  9. Sight is one of those things that is so easy to take for granted! Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for it, as well as all the other blessings in our lives.

  10. What a wonderful perspective. I am thankful for contacts and glasses so I can see lol. Great list.

  11. This is a wonderful post.
    Thank you.

  12. Amen! Thanks for sharing your heart. What a gift that we have been given through our sight. Blessings! Mary

  13. Loved your list! All great things to see! Happy Thankful Thursday!

  14. How easy it is to take our sight for granted. Thanks for focusing on this today. A good friend told me that her daughter just found out that her new baby is blind! They are now having to learn how to deal with this and adjust everything in their lives to help their precious little one. We need to count our blessings.

  15. What an awesome list! I loved reading it - makes me think of the things I've looked at over the last week or two and to be grateful for some of those things I might have passed right by... Blessings!

  16. A hearty AMEN!! And not just my physical sight, but my spiritual eyesight as well.

    Hope you're having a lovely day and that you're not feeling so behind the 8 ball. Not a fun feeling, that's for sure.

    Love in Christ,

  17. That's an awesome list. We have a maltese too and her name is Madison.

    God is good and I'm thankful for life! All of it! That constantly reminds me He is there! Like your profile says He will never leave us nor forsake us.

    Saying a prayer for your friend as well. May God keep His hand on all of them during this stressful time!

    In His amazing grace,
    PS Your family and grandchildren are beautiful!

  18. That is one of those things that is easy to forget to be thankful for each day! Thanks for the reminder. God bless you. Thanks for visiting!

  19. Great post, and yes I am so thankful for sight as well

  20. Beautiful expresion of your thankful heart.

  21. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for! I am thankful for my sight also, as I get older and my vision is not quiet as good as it was, it really makes me aware of how blessed we are to have our sight. Thanks~happy thankful Thursday

  22. Thanks for stopping by - so true about the joy of sight. I too am thankful for being able to enjoy and soak in His creation! Blessings!

  23. That was a beautiful TT post. So many times we do forget the small stuff like our sight. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for my sight because with out I couldn't see God's beauty bestowed upon my life.
    Love in Christ,
    Heather A.


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

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