Thursday, November 28, 2013
The meal is finished, and we're all deliciously full. The kitchen isn't clean yet, but we all wanted to take some time to count our blessings. It's a tradition with Team Lawson to have everyone who joins us for Thanksgiving help write a Thanksgiving post. As we list our blessings, know that I count you, my readers, among them. I pray you will always have a grateful heart. I pray you will know how very much you are loved.
a list of gratitude
* cupcakes * music * sugar * in-laws * Arlen's health * pumpkin pie * to be alive after a cancer scare * Arlen's healthy year * a Savior and Lord of our lives * being in Missouri with my family * cooking * Athena does not have cystic fibrosis * books * magazines * the ocean * vacations * seeing my sister * my wife's faithfulness, her integrity, her service to her family * God's unmerited grace that extends to all of us * new kitchen counters * my students * garage door fixer people * Jamie Grace * small group * Lauren * friends who save us seats at church * my job * looping with my students this year * the Lord is gracious enough to use us even when we get older * it is a privilege to serve * grandparents * growing friendships * being overly full * Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey! * yummy dinner * family of God * our family in Talequah * our beautiful dogs * nieces * Alex * cucumbers * excellent physicians * the Cup Song * new friends * travel * horses * grandson * baking * fun Christmas plans * books * Gregory Austin Kimberling * Sloane's turkey and Marisa's deer * our cars just keep on rolling even past 200,00 miles * my camera * my iPhone * blogging * lots of photo shoots * the chance to cook with Sloane * tabouli * America * veterans * daughters-in-law * iPod and good headphones * Diaper Doo * magazines * brothers * doctors who pray with their patients * my family and that they are serving the Lord or reaching out to Him * youth group * a church to be proud of * Christmas * Pandora * makeovers * straighteners * Sloane's sweet spirit * no matter how many times you read it, the Word is always fresh * Jeffrey's guys group * Bass Pro Shop * parents * turkey * the answer is in Jesus * good jewelry * Sloane is open to new experiences * clarinet * marshmallows * Dale and Ethel could come and we could all visit again * podcast * audio-books * Eragon * iTunes radio * good health * my new streamlight flashlight * my principal * Crystal Bridges Art Museum * purple sleeping bags * Pinterest * Julie Blackmon exhibit * Daniel Woodrell and other wonderful authors * Clumsy Ninja app * the fact that we live near so many wonderful art museums * Indian food * tomatoes * my vintage goblets * glitter * pedicures * voting * GoodReads * Merrell boots * books, books, books * reading * quotes * good knives * pretty table settings * gel pens * presidential biographies * nail polish * theater * Alex and her family * Winterjam * fuzzy socks * good books * make up * swim team * good swimsuits * cute clothes * comfortable shoes * kisses and hugs * my students * cards in the mail * flowers * Glen, the janitor * friends * potlucks * C-pap machine * love, oh love *
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
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