I have so much to be thankful for this year. Although it has been a crazy journey, God has truly provided for us in amazing friends to support us and family to come help us move 2 times since this holiday last year. I still haven’t lived here in California for as long as we were in Montrose. And honestly I do feel a left a little bit of my heart there. Each day when I could get up and look out on the mountains, my heart would sing. I was always telling God thank you, for the mountains reminded me of His Grandeur.
Although, I don’t have mountains or the beach or any thing really. I am so thankful for God to have provided Travis a wonderful job. Where he can minister to families, patients and fellow staff. I am thankful for a roof over my head. And although I never would have said this after we moved I am glad to be on the 2nd floor. I feel secure in leaving windows open and don’t worry about things I know I would have worried about if we lived on the 1st floor.
Thanksgiving is more than being thankful for what you have it’s about being thankful for what He is constantly providing. Learning to give thanks in everything, stress, sorrow, injustice, joy, suffering, certainty,
To Liz and Matt, your unconditional opening of your home when we had nowhere to go is true hospitality. I treasure that openness.
To our UCC church in Montrose, they provided a place for support and encouragement. We could not have made it from April to the Moving truck in June without y’all.
And here in Modesto, I couldn’t have made it this far without Stacie. Her friendship, perspective and honesty are exactly what I need.