Monday, December 15, 2014

November...30 Days Of Thankfulness, Day Twenty- Nine

Day twenty-nine of #30daysofThankfulness:


Forgiveness is so hard to get and to give! Forgiveness is something that we all need and we all have trouble giving.

To me forgiveness is something God gave us so we should strive to give it to others. I feel like forgiveness is important. Forgiveness is something God has commanded for everyone. I have people in my life that I need to forgive, people that have wronged me in ways you can't even imagine but even though they have done AWFUL things, God has commanded me to forgive them.

Forgiveness is great! Forgiveness is something that we take for granted sometimes. We tend to forget that forgiveness is a gift, one that we all need! Forgiveness is something God helps us do, we can't go at it alone and if we try, we will fail. God helps us forgive the people who have done little things and the people who have done the biggest, worst things we could ever imagine. God helps us forgive, no matter what the person has done, He always helps us forgive.

Forgiveness is something I have struggled with for a long time. I have had a lot of trouble forgiving some people but I know that God is going to help me. He is going to help me forgive, I don't know when but I do know that I will someday be able to forgive these people...with God's help.

Someone once told me "you might forgive them tomorrow, you might forgive them next week or you might never forgive them". I think that that is wise but I also think that to some extent it is not true. Because if you ask God to help you with something and you truly want help with it, He will help you. He will give you the help that you need to forgive.

I believe that God is going to help me forgive the people who have wronged me, because I truly want to forgive them.

Not forgiving doesn't just hurt the people that you're not forgiving, it also hurts you. A lot of people think that it's just hurting the people they're not forgiving, but in reality the people they're not forgiving aren't really the ones that they are hurting.

God has given us the gift of forgiveness, so we need to give it to others! It may be one of the hardest things you've ever done but it is SO rewarding! SO worth it! SUCH an amazing feeling!

Thank you God for forgiving us. Please help us forgive others.

November...30 Days Of Thankfulness, Day Twenty-Eight

Day twenty-eight of #30daysofThankfulness:


Okay, y'all, I am a really big fan of wisdom!

God gave wisdom to many people in the bible and He still gives the same kind of wisdom today.

I believe that if you ask for wisdom and you truly want it, then God will bless you with it.

God is a giver of many wonderful things! One of those things is wisdom. God has given me wisdom so many times when I've asked! Wisdom changes the whole outcome of a situation!

I believe wisdom is something that you can never have to much of. Wisdom is something that you can never run out of if you ask God to bless you with it.

God gives wisdom through many things. Sometimes He uses the bible to give wisdom or people in your life or maybe He just speaks to you.

God has given wisdom when I've asked about all kinds of things. ranging from "how do I move my room around?" To "God, how do I fix this?"

God blesses us with wisdom! And I think sometimes we think we want wisdom about a situation and then when we get it we ignore it because its not the wisdom we wanted. I think that everyone has probably done this at one time or another. I also think that when God blesses you with something you should take advantage of that and use it for His glory.

Wisdom is AWESOME and a gift from God!

Thank you God for the wisdom you give us.

November...30 Days Of Thankfulness, Day Twenty-Seven

Day twenty-seven of #30daysofThankfulness:


Happy day! I LOVE Thanksgiving. It's happy, fun, all about family and it reminds us to be Thankful for all of the many things God has blessed us with... and of course the food.

This year's Thanksgiving was AMAZING! It was fun, happy, full of love, family, friends and great food!

Thanksgiving this year was as close to perfect as you can get (minus two minor incidents). I love Thanksgiving and I love reflecting on all of the many things we have to be Thankful for.

I love the time we spent together this year! God gave us this time together and for that I am Thankful. God has given me so much to be Thankful for!

Just yesterday I was reminded how much love I have in my life and how many amazing people that have blessed me beyond words.

Thank you God for the many blessings you have given me.

Today and everyday I am Thankful.

November...30 Days Of Thankfulness, Day Twenty-Six

Day twenty-six of #30daysofThankfulness:

The men and women serving our country.

I have no words to describe how Thankful I am for the men and women serving this country. They have made SO many sacrifices and given up SO much so that we can sleep under a blanket of protection.

I have no idea how we take something (more like someone) that is such a HUGE part of our safety for granted so often. These AMAZING people have given up SO much and somehow we forget that. We forget that these people often don't get to see loved ones for up to a YEAR at a time! We forget that these great, amazing people are risking their lives for people they don't even know! We forget how much they care.

I know people who are in the military, I've seen up close how hard it is for their families, I've seen how much it hurts to not know what the future may hold for their loved one. Even though I've never been through it myself I know that it is VERY, VERY, hard! I know it is a sacrifice on both ends and I know that in the end these people are heroes!

These amazing men and women are so incredibly brave! They are braver than most. They are sending themselves into the unknown and somehow they find the bravery to be okay with that. And I am SO, SO Thankful for that and for them!

These men and women are HEROES!

Thank you God for these AMAZING men and women!

My granddad

My granddad and my dad

November...30 Days Of Thankfulness, Day Twenty-Five

Day twenty-five of #30daysofThankfulness:

Blankets and sweatpants!

I know it sounds kind of weird but I LOVE blankets and sweatpants. They make me smile! I have a Baltimore Ravens blanket (the Baltimore Ravens are my favorite!) and a favorite pair of sweat pants and every time I wear them and wrap up in my Ravens blanket, it makes me feel happy and safe.

Sweatpants and blankets are something we tend to take for granted. We tend to not realize that there are so many people that don't have sweatpants and blankets, they don't have that luxury and I think its important to remember and be Thankful for the little things.

The little things are so easy to take for granted and a lot of times they are the things that matter most. I know sweatpants and blankets are little things but we need to remember to be Thankful for even the smallest of things.

I love blankets and sweatpants and I am very Thankful for them!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Today My Best Friend Turns Seventeen!

Today is the day my best friend, my brother, and my hero turns seventeen! I don't really know what I'm supposed to feel, I'm happy but I'm sad, I'm excited but I'm scared, I'm loving this season and kind of, to be honest, not liking it. I really don't know what or how to feel about my best friend growing up and getting older.

He's my buddy, my pal, my dude, my brother and my best friend! Peter is so loving, kind, gentle, sweet, sensitive, happy, he gives the best hugs and he's.....well, my best friend. Pete has always been there to listen, to love, to give advice, to laugh with me, to hold me when I cry, to do "best friend stuff" with and for me and he's ALWAYS there!

Petey has been my pal forever, we were best friends from the get-go and then something happened and I had to grow up and he didn't. Then this seizure disorder came into play and here we are. I always tell people that if that was the only good thing that came out of this that would be TOTALLY okay with me because I have my best friend back, not that he wasn't my best friend anymore just that we weren't as close as we were before. God gave me a best friend that just so happened to be my brother. God gave me a buddy, a pal, a dude, a brother and a best friend all in one!

Pete and I have a past that is worth sharing, a present that is worth living, and a future that is worth hoping for. Our past is full of wonderful memories, happy and sad (even the sad ones are wonderful because they have helped us get where we are). Our present is full of smiles and laughter. And our future is full of.....I don't know yet but I'm hoping that it's beautiful.

Peter is so good with people. Just yesterday at church (my old church, we had choir practice) he got up out of nowhere and opened the door for a friend fighting cancer, no one asked, mom didn't tell, he just did, like always. He always opens the door for people-- not just ladies, everybody. He always takes his hat off when he gets inside, he doesn't wait for someone to say "take off your hat when we pray" or "take off your hat in church", he's already done it.

I am so proud of him and the man God is shaping him to be. He has been so sweet today! He gave my dad his birthday present today (my dad's birthday is on Sunday). He has said thank you to everybody today several times! He has been so kind today, so sweet to everyone, and SO appreciative!

Peter is so selfless and so giving! He is also a protector, when I am with him even if I am scared I feel safe, I feel like its going to be okay, he is going to protect me. I know he will always go out of his way to make sure I'm okay, he always does no matter what. God is so good in the way he provides, he provided me with a brother and a best friend

Happy seventeenth Birthday, William! I hope that it has been WONDERFUL!




I love you, Petey!

Let it be all for you, Lord. Here I am.

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