So Blessed


e been in Toledo, Ohio visiting with my grandparents for Thanksgiving. I’ve got such fond memories of being here for holidays and a few weeks each summer of my childhood. Driving through these neighborhoods brings back a rush of incredibly fun adventures we had here as kids.

I realize I’ve got many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I’m thankful for God’s grace,

I’m thankful for our church, Cross Point.

I’m thankful for the staff I get to serve with.

I’m thankful you continue to read this blog.

I could go on and on….

However as I spent time with my grandparents the past few days I was reminded of just what a gift that is. I realize how blessed I am to still have my Grandma and Grandpa Graham with us.

The older I get the more I understand what an incredible spiritual blessing it was, and is, to have grandparents who modeled faithful marital relationships, following Christ at all costs, and not being afraid of hard work. Being allowed to dip into those deep wells of wisdom and be shaped by those habits is simply priceless.

So this year I’ll cherish our time around the turkey, the late night games of rummikub, and their stories I’ve probably heard a few times but may not forever get to hear from their mouths.

Where are you and what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

6 Responses to “So Blessed”

  1. Frank says:

    I was at home for Thanksgiving and we had a house full of friends that are more like family, than friends.

    What I simply love about Thanksgiving is it does give me time to reflect in a more in depth and meaningful way. To look back at the past year, and see the path the God continues to lay out before me.

  2. paulaswift says:

    I didn’t really have the honor of knowing my grandparents… but my husband and I are both children of parents still married. Mine for almost 55 years now and his for over 40. Talk about role models – for the good and bad…

    There is so much to be thankful for – but this item was inspired by your post.

  3. diane1230 says:

    God’s grace
    My wonderful husband and two awesome boys
    My parents and sister who love me unconditionally
    My husband’s cousin (who is more like a friend than anything) that willingly and for free took our Christmas card pictures over the weekend
    My in-laws and my own family and laughs, love, fellowship and delicious food on Thanksgiving
    Leftovers all weekend long :)
    A wonderful church
    Great friends that love me and challenge me

    I could go on and on and on. I have found listing my blessings helps me get through the cracks of the day… so thanks for that gift today. :)

  4. A. E. says:

    I spent Thanksgiving at home with my family here in Ft. Wayne. My parents live in Adrian, MI, just over the line from Toledo. I remember many Thanksgiving weekend trips with my grandma to “Anderson’s” in Toledo. Small World!

  5. Chris says:

    I’m thankful for all the things, large and small, that God provides for my family and I.
    I’m thankful for the church I serve here in SoCal.
    I’m thankful for SoCal!

    I’m thankful that gratitude stems the tide of apathy in my heart everytime!

    I’m thankful for you, the without wax blog and the many ways CrossPoint fuels my heart and imagination!

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