Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to you...

Just a quick post to tell you all HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Here on the farm we try to list at least 5 things that we are thankful for - specific things. So in the comments section I would like everyone to try to do that or at least name one. Here are my 5 things...

1. Jesus Christ - without him nothing else would be what it is for me.

2. My husband and his never ending devotion to our family and the way of life we have both been raised in.

3. Our Sons - all of them, even the ones who are not our flesh and blood. They are just as much ours as Big Son, Lispy and Milk Dud are. They work hard, love quickly and try thier best with all they do.

4. My health -Having been sick the last few weeks of pregnancy with Milk Dud I have realized how important health is, and I am SO thankful that God has blessed me with good health.

5. The abilty to be able to worship in the way that I choose without persicution. To be able to go to church on Sunday morning without fear of death or imprisonment.

I am always thankful for my family - mom, dad, inlaws, grandparents, sibling etc. but the only reason they are not listed in the top 5 is because there are certain things that have happened through the year that made choose like I did - not because I dont love them....well at least I love them most of the time!!! JUST KIDDING!!!

But this year I wanted to add 1 -

6. My blogging friends... I truley have been blessed by you guys and honored that you would choose to spend your time reading my jumbled thoughts on paper. I am SO thankful for you all - I wont even begin to name names because I dont want to overlook anyone - you are all very important to me. The first thing I do after getting everyone breakfast at 5am is to sit down and go through 'my blogs' list and see how you are all doing. Being on the farm, I dont get out much - except to the local farm stores and the grocery store. BUT, I love my life like that - so its great that I can have all of you. Thank you again for being part of my daily life - Blessings to you all...

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen.Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited


By Scott Wesemann

Happy Turkey Day!!!!!


Susan said...

God Bless you and yours on this Thanksgiving Day. We are very fortunate to have health and happiness. That is all that is important.

Toni said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Heidi, to you and yours

Train Wreck said...

Happy Thansgiving! My Dear far away friend! What a beautiful thankful filled post! I am thankful for all my many blessings too. Hugs to all especially my little soon to be stuffed Milk Dud! I am Thankful you are in my life.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are truly blessed! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
I am thankful for: God and his Grace so my many imperfections are overlooked. My wonderful husband, a warm and cozy home, family and when others cook! That's five there are many more! :)

Carla said...

Lovely poem! My five are your five (actually my six are your six:), and can add two daughters to the list

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
God Bless and Keep You and Yours!

Mrs Mom said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving Heidi and all!!!

Hmmm five things we are Thankful for...

1) My Husband.
2) My boys.
3) Our families
4) Our health
5) My Horse. He keeps me sane- sorta ;)

Have to agree with your sixth- being able to pop into other blogs, and read happenings from other folks is fun and a great way to be "out" in the World with out having to worry about actually getting OUT. I am Thankful beyond belief for a lot of folks found via blogs! (*ahem* That's YOU, Dear Heidi!)

Hugs to you!! And kiss those babies!!

Karen Deborah said...

ah precious girl, love you too!