Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Being Thankful on Tuesday...

It’s always easy to be thankful, but at certain times it can be hard to let go of what you’re yearning for and step back and count those blessings you already have-there will always be that one “something” that you want more than anything in the world that you don’t have “yet”…in my case it’s a precious “Pifer Bean”.

During those times I tell myself over and over to be thankful that we don’t have everything we desire-because if I did, what would there be to look forward to? Waiting gives me the opportunity to learn. Difficult times gives me the ability to grow; limitations gives me opportunities for improvement—and new challenges help build my strength and character. A life of fulfillment comes to those who are thankful for the setbacks that God places in there lives…however at times it’s hard to be thankful for those setbacks; at times I don’t want those setbacks...however, I know in my heart that gratitude can turn negative into positive and I always try my best to be thankful for my troubles as they can become blessings.

But being human I often ask myself… “why”…or “I’ve grown enoughhaven’t I?” I know this journey isn’t over until our Lord says it’s over…I know that I have learned so much and I am forever grateful for how this situation has changed my life—but to be honest, I’m ready for this journey to be over.

So on this Tuesday, instead of dwelling on why I am still on this journey, I am doing my best to be thankful for this journey. I know that God has a purpose and I trust in him to the fullest extent. No matter the length of time it takes for our dreams and prayers to come true, God IS with us…and like I’ve said many of times, baby or no baby; God has truly blessed our lives—in so many aspects.

SO THANK YOU GOD-for my parents, my friends, my family, my husband, my four legged children…THANK YOU GOD for my struggles, my heartaches, my tears, my fears, my anger….THANK YOU GOD for helping me grow, for giving me strength, for give me guidance, for showing me how to “grow”…THANK YOU GOD for my happiness, my faith, my support….THANK YOU GOD for trusting in me and seeing something that I, myself couldn’t seeTHANK YOU GOD for knowing that I CAN be strong enough to go through this, and for teaching me that with Faith I can soar any mountain

What are you thankful for?


Stephanie said...

Oh honey your glorious day is coming! I just know it is..God has wonderful things in store for you and will bless you immensely!

I'm thankful for great blogging friends like you. Over these last few days everyones wonderful comments have kept me going.

Jenn said...

I'm thankful for so much but today, I am thankful that my husband is coming home after working 2 nights straight! We haven't seen him since Sunday morning. What a wonderful post!

G & H said...

That was such a wonderful beautiful post! Thank you for sharing and you right I often feel I’m ready for this journey to be over. But we know that God is in control and that is the best thing ever!

Thank you for your comment on my blog about praying for us...After reading the amazing response my heart instantly felt lighter and I began to praise God!

Thank you!

Miranda said...

As you already know I too am walking the path of infertility. I dont understand why God chose me for this journey, however im on it and i figure i might as well learn from it. RIGHT! And what a better person I will be on the other side of it.

I am thankful for my precious husband and best friend that God chose for me to walk this path with. Without him I dont know what I would do.

Rosie said...

Well put...
I'm thankful for my hubby & friends and especially YOU for being such a great friend through all of this! Love you!
oh and p.s. I'm thankful for the people who just finally fixed the internet! ha ha!

Ape said...

Tiff, you always know the right words to say. I am thankful for so many things in my life. I thank God for letting me take every breathe of air while here on Earth. I am thankful for my ever so loving husband and my amazing little girl. Im thankful for my mother, father, siblings, and family. Im also very thankful for the friends that I have and for God placing you in our lives as not only our best friend but as Audree's Godparents. The 2 of you will have closure to this situation and it will come with a happy ending!!

Buford Betty said...

Great post! So true, we all have so much to be thankful for. I, like you, am thankful for my own journey and the person it has made me. It's part of who I am...

I'm continuing to pray for you guys!

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