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Thankful Thursday






It's been way too long since I've done a Thankful Thursday! I'm here today though ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I'm thankful for my amazing husband. He's wonderful! We've been reading Lead Your Family Like Jesus lately. He's been such a trouper with that. Love that man!

I'm thankful for my daughter. She seems to be growing up more and more lately. I often pray that I'm giving her all that's required of me. I can't wait to see what each new day holds for the two of us.

I'm thankful for hard work with good results. We did quite a bit of hard work this past weekend and the yard looks pretty darn good because of it. No more crazy tree in our side yard and I think the terrible bushes have all been evicted. Even ended up finding some lavender that I thought for sure was dead and gone. Now to see if the butterfly plant will recover.

I'm thankful for personal worship and for family worship. Two things that have been coming to the forefront lately. It's tough to make them a priority, but I can see their benefits even in the small quantities that we do them.

What about you? What are you thankful for?

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