Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thankful Heart

It's the VERY early morning hours of
1:25 to be exact
and I am waiting up for
the cute engineer.
He went to deliver some special treats
to his 3rd shift guys.
Both of my sweet girls are tucked
in their beds here at the cottage
and my heart is about
with thankfulness.

To say that this year was an
easy one would be a great big lie!
It has been the most heart wrenching year, EVER.
I don't think I have ever cried so many tears.
My heart has ached over the choices my brother has made,
A gradual loss of another family relationship
and the ever proud tears of watching
your kids grow up and take that
leap from your house to their own.

Tonight as I sat in my warm and cozy cottage
I was pondering this past year
my heart just began to fill up
with a peace
that could only have come from
my Heavenly Father.

I am so thankful for
this past year
all of it's ups and downs.

The LORD has been that strong tower.
He has hemmed me in.
He has been the light unto my feet
and the lamp unto my path.

Oh, how I love Him!

"But he said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more
gladly about my weaknesses, so
that Christ's power may
rest on me."

2 Corinthians 12:9

May Christ's power
rest on all of you!

That is my prayer for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!



  1. Thank you for that lovely prayer, as I know it is heartfelt. I too, know the sorrow of seeing someone you love make a series of wrong choices. I have to remind myself often of the prodigal son and how 'he came to his right mind' eventually.

  2. The engineer guy is a good boss for taking treats to employees in the early morning hours.
    I'm sure he'll be firing up the mixer to make dinner rolls today.
    We had intended to go to Maria's house but her road isn't in great shape. Even a few snow drifts can make traveling difficult. She will cook a turkey at home and then bring it to our house. Our Great Falls relatives are iffy depending on Lori's getting there from Billings. However it turns out will be just fine. Have a great one!

  3. Amen Nancy, you have a wonderfully blessed
    Thanksgiving too, enjoy your time spent with friends and family

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Nancy! Have a wonderful day!

  5. I was so pleased to find a comment from the engineer. Thanks for showing him how to do it. Did you take a photo of your photo quality pie?

  6. I loved this post, Nancy. Christ is made strong through our weakness. I told my daughter recently, during a trying time, it's ok to be weak. God is strongest when we are at our weakest. What a comfort.