Thanksgiving has passed and I recount the many wonderful memories, made throughout the weekend. Dinner with our closest friends, a quiet family gathering and a 24 hour bout of food poising; each bearing their own gifts and blessings.
Countless quality conversations, moments of bonding and sharing, expressing our blessings, gathering over food and in the case of our food poisoning…countless cuddles and “According to Jim” episodes.
I caught myself many times throughout the weekend, re-counting my blessings in an effort to fully appreciate all I have been given; as if I hadn’t yet reached the cheery thanksgiving feeling, of fullness and content.
And as I stood pondering, my own words, spoken on my wedding day, rang clear. “While today is very special, exciting and memorable, it’s hard to top my everyday life. I am so incredibly happy and content; each day brings with it joy and anticipation; And truth be told, that feeling is hard to beat.”
And in that moment I smiled; My heart split open, even wider than before and I grabbed the hand of my wonderfully loving husband.
Life is full of struggles, hardships and at no time, are things ever perfect. But God provides in so many ways, its overwhelming. I can honestly say, I never knew such joy until I came to accept Christ as my saviour. And since that glorious day, he continues to inspire me, shape my being and mould my heart. God’s love is incredibly big, beautiful and all encompassing! And when I finally opened the door to His knock, that love floored my entire life, like an outpouring of grace and compassion.
“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”
So, in that weekend of thanksgiving, yes I was grateful.
But I am so unbelievably grateful everyday and “that feeling is hard to beat!”
ps: For a peek into our festivities, look HERE.