Monday, November 19, 2007

Giving Thanks...

Hannah Grace's words of Thanksgiving

This time of year has always been a time our family reflects over the things in our life that we are so truly thankful for. This year, I have so much to be thankful for and it seems like this Thanksgiving, Christ is even more the central focus. Usually, as a family we will go around and talk about things that we are thankful for...many years it will include: our family, our health, our home, our church, our friends and so on. This year, God has proven to us that He is a faithful God who loves us dearly. I am so thankful for my sweet Savior who loves me and desires for ME to be like Him. How unworthy I am of that task. I just don't understand why he loves me so. But in His lovingkindness, he has sought fit to use life's tragic circumstances to draw me into a sweet relationship with Him. I have never known Him to be so real. He truly is a God of mercy and kindness. He loves His children and nothing will separate His children from Him. There is nothing that I can do that would separate me from the love of Christ. God has been so faithful to me over the last 9 weeks. I never imagined I could go on with life...but with each morning, He lavishes the grace that I need for each day. I do not fear the future, but I cling to the promise that my life is in His hands. I actually find a lot of hope in the future. I know that He has something wonderful in store for me and my family. During this Thanksgiving season, I am so thankful for Christ and His amazing love.

"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you."
Psalm 31:19

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Psalm 107:1






















4 comments:

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

So Sweeeeet!
Great pic too!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Sonya

Kimberly and Jonathan said...

These last two posts were so sweet and so true. Yes, we do have alot to be thankful for. We are praying for ya'll. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Love,
Kimberly

The Ferrill's said...

Hi Aimee!
It was so great to meet you at the Lifeline banquet. I have read your updates and will continue to pray for your family. You have such strong faith. I'm sure you don't feel like you do all the time, but it shines through in your and your husbands writing. The piece he wrote about Sophie is a treasure. You always give God the glory no matter what, and look how many lives that little life inside you is touching! You are an awesome family. May God richly bless you both as you seek Him in obedience...
What a blessing to read your blog tonight!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Laine

Christy Shirley said...

Amiee and Carlton -

I went back to the beginning and read all of your blogs and your faith is amazing. I do not begin to understand what you are going through, but I wanted to let you know that David, Jonathan and myself are praying for you both, Hannah Grace, Noah, Sophie and Lily.

Love In Christ,

Christy Shirley