"Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you, what the Lord hath done."
-Johnson Oatman Jr. "Count Your Many Blessings"
I turned 25 today. In a conversation with my grandma I joked that I think I will stay this age for a while...it sounds old enough! A friend on Facebook also wished me a Happy Birthday and suggested that I think about what I am thankful for today...a great idea! Here's a list of 25 random things I am very thankful for:
1. I am redeemed, forgiven and loved by Jesus Christ and will spend eternity glorifying Him, both here on this earth and in my future home in Heaven.
2. I have husband who works very hard, comes home every night, adores his daughter and adores me despite my faults.
3. I have an amazing twin sister who is also my best friend.
4. I have a beautiful, healthy baby girl who means more to me than I ever could have imagined.
5. I have a great family that has an amazing sense of humor!
6. I am blessed to have a great relationship with my in-laws and privileged to be part of their families (they also have an amazing sense of humor!).
7. I get to stay at home with my daughter and care for her and our home: a dream of mine since I was a teenager.
8. I have a home!
9. I have an Old English Sheepdog who loves me unconditionally.
10. My husband cooked breakfast, fed the baby and made our bed this morning!
11. My husband has a job at a family friendly ministry.
12. I have very good neighbors who love my daughter and babysit from time to time for free.
13. I am part of a healthy, vibrant church family.
14. I have a car that runs well and is paid off.
16. My husband and I finally bought paint to paint the downstairs!
17. I am healthy.
18. My family is healthy.
19. Dunkin Doughnuts is supposedly sending me a coupon for a free drink for my birthday.
20. I have friends who love me despite my social awkwardness.
21. I get to cook meals every night for my family.
22. flylady.net for helping me organize and clean my home-and also know when to stop!
23. My slow cooker.
24. this recipe for iced coffee
25. Burn Notice on USA