Nov 8, 2012

Thankful 1.1

I'm joining in with Breanna (@breannadk) of www.createdfamily.com for Thankful Thursdays. Each day in November I am going to be purposeful about slowing down and thinking of something I am thankful for. My life is so blessed and all to often I forget to praise God for these blessings. I will be writing what I am thankful for daily and posting every Thursday in November.
 
November 1: I am thankful for my husband. Casey works so hard to support our family and support me. He is compassionate, loving, and has a true servant's heart for Christ. I am so thankful I have such an amazing, loving, generous, passionate man in my life. I have not been the easiest wife these past few months (bed rest, pelvic rest, emotional, tired, hormonal) and still he loves me. In our 9.5 years as a couple, we have grown and changed together, but one thing remains steadfast: love!
"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." -- Mark 10: 6-9
 
November 2: I am thankful for my God. I believe in a God of love. A God who is capable of all things. A God of mercy. A God of goodness. I know God is on my side in all aspects of life, and if God is on my team I know no enemy stands a chance. I am thankful for the opportunity to love my God openly and freely, a freedom many throughout the world do not have.
"I thank my God always on your behalf." -- 1 Corinthians 1:4
November 3: I am thankful for the many amazing women, mothers, and role-models I know. Today I had the opportunity to spend the morning with many of those women at my first baby shower! The women who were there are blessings in my life, just as I know they will be for Pip and Pop. I am surrounded by so many examples of Godly women, wives, and mothers and hope I can learn from their example.
"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." -- Proverbs 31:30
 
November 4: I am thankful for my health. We had a bit of an adventure in labor and delivery today, but Pip, Pop, and I are all fine now. I am so fortunate to have a doctor I trust implicitly. I have access to great doctors and hospitals. I have good health insurance that allows me to afford all of these things.
"Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers." -- 3 John 1:2
 
November 5: I am thankful for other twin moms. I am fortunate to call three twin moms friends and am so thankful they are in my life and willing to pass on their wisdom (and outgrown baby supplies!). I am also a member of the North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club and am appreciative of the supportive environment there.
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." -- Proverbs 31:26
 
November 6: I am thankful I live in a country where I have the opportunity to vote for my leaders. I am thankful for our country's leaders, both political, military, and civilian. Even when I don't personally agree with them, I appreciate their efforts to improve our country. Mostly, I am thankful for a God who is in control and can use all things, even divisive politics, to his glory. No matter who wins, I am thankful our country WILL heal from the election divisions, just as it does every election cycle. Above all else, God is in control. He is my King of Kings. It is He who has the power to change the world, not a president. I am praying for healing and grace as our nation remembers we are ONE nation, under GOD.
"Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you're irresponsible to the state, then you're irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible." -- Romans 13:1-2
 
November 7: I am thankful for my siblings. It has been a rough week for my family this week. My sister is having knee surgery tomorrow after an appointment with a specialist on Monday. My brother met with a neurologist this morning and will go in for an MRI tonight. Then lots of waiting for test results. My sister and brother used to be a lot older than me, but the older I get the less significant those 14 and 10 years are. I am so fortunate to be part of a close and supportive family. We all live nearby. We talk regularly. We see each other regularly. We are pretty gosh darn close. I thank God for my close-knit family!
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." -- Proverbs 17:17
 
November 8: I am thankful to have reached viability (24w0d) today. Viability means, if something were to happen, as of today Pip and Pop have a greater than 50% chance of survival out of the womb. I am so fortunate that everything seems to be going well and the boys are growing really well, but it is a comfort knowing that they have a chance of survival from this point forward. I thought it would feel like a huge weight lifted, but instead it has increased my determination that the Ps are going to keep on growing and developing inside of me. Next milestone: 30 weeks (90% survival rate).
"Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward." -- Psalm 127:3

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." -- Psalm 107:1

 
 

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on viability day! I remember celebrating that milestone big time!

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  2. I love that all three of our babies are at viability! I'll be thinking of your sister and brother as they receive their testing and treatments. <3
    Thanks for joining in with me on this!

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