The Things We're Thankful For

While we waited for our dinner to settle, so we could enjoy our dessert last night, we got out our blessing jar, and read through all of the things we're thankful for.  It was a very sweet moment for me.  The Lord has blessed us with so much to be thankful for, but here is what we wrote down over the last month.

Rainy* days to play together
A free country
To be a mom
Warm beds*** to sleep in
Candy***, umbrellas, and swans

Jesus and the earth
Priesthood, Cooper, and the Lamptey Family
Baby Lettie**, our cars, and pizza
Our home* and being together
Running water

Canning applesauce
Temples** and Trials
Jesus, Adam and Eve, and when we were in heaven
Treats and apples

Jesus when He dies on the cross
Planting a pretty garden that makes the earth even more beautiful
Oranges and nuts*
The Holy Ghost, and how he teaches me*
Bitsy** and Manly*

Our homeschool
Time at home

Grapes and Apples
Pink, Green, and Blue

Plums and Socks
Safety pins, pine cones, peanut butter, fur, rocks, and feathers
Paper and crayons
Coaches, legos, children, and babies

The teachings of Mahonri Moriancumer
The Constitution
Our family's love of the Temple
Heavenly Father
Water and Lemonade
Family History

Lanterns and flashlights
Our new dresser, and the Lord's help in finding it
Water, houses, and tea
Painting and paint
Bunnies and Chickens

Modern Revelation
Leaves, pumpkins, and turkeys
That our family can be together forever*
God above and blessings
Snowmen, daddy, logs, laws, and pictures
A dishwasher

Food coloring
Toys and furniture
Lessons and blessings

Being a homemaker
Moms and Dads
Dot paint*, markers, and glue
Food, Birds, and toes

Heavenly Father's plan and Daddy being home during Christmas
Family Home Evening
That daddy has a job, and is willing to work to provide for our family.
Numbers, calendars, and dictionaries
Shoes, clothes, and pots
Our family

I think Bitsy summed it all up when she wrote (and this is exactly as she said it):
"I am grateful for the Church, and our Lord Jesus Christ, and Heavenly Father, and Manly, and Lettie, and Mommy, and Daddy.  I love Jesus very much, but I don't love Satan.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are preparing for a beautiful Christmas season.

(Anything we recorded more than once I marked with an *)

bwrightbrizee  – (November 25, 2011 at 7:51 PM)  

What a wonderful list of things to be thankful for!!! We are blessed indeed. I'm thankful that I am coming to visit soon!!! :-))

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