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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Food, romance and forgiveness: I am thankful for these things

I appreciate the pattern of "Thankful Thursdays" because it helps me focus, on a regular basis, on all the many things I have to be thankful for.  That's not to say that I'm not grateful to God every day for what he has given me, but I like noting particular things.

For example, today my husband took the car to be washed--it's so lovely and shiny now!

Supper today was fantastic again...tilapia kind of like what I did last week, except with lime and basil instead of lemon with garlic and butter.  We had it with rice and a tomato-cucumber-yogurt salad.  SO good.  It is such a blessing to always have plenty of good food.

I made homemade yogurt this week, and it turned out!  I'll share more about that tomorrow!  I am thankful for the success, but even more for the opportunity to add to my cooking and homemaking skills.

I'm thankful for my grandparents, and the fact that they let us do laundry at their house every week.  I love spending time with them; it is an amazing blessing to have family so close, both them and Joshua's parents.

I'm so thankful for my husband and how romantic he is.  Last week he took me for dinner at an Italian restaurant I've been wanting to visit for a long time, and to see Les Miserables (SUCH a good movie!).  This weekend we're going on a little getaway for Valentine's Day--not far, but it's much-needed and will be so nice.

As we begin the season of Lent, I'm reminded how unspeakably grateful I am for the fact that Christ suffered so much--for me.  He endured an incredibly torturous death so that I would never have to experience separation from God.  He gave up the rights of his divinity and suffered as a human so that I can live eternally with him, now that he is risen from the dead.  This, above all things, I thank God for.

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