Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Although Thanksgiving has officially merged into the Christmas season, I find myself heavily impacted by the reminder of all the things I am truly thankful for.

As a mother, memories of the past remain vivid and hopes for our future continue to grow.  This year we have a new reason to rejoice!  Some days I have to remind myself that in less than 7 months we will have a new little person to love, and seeing him or her will make all these weeks of "the stomach bug" worth while!

I am thankful:

For my family.
For my precious munchkins.
For a husband who is there when I need him!
For a sister who I can share my heart with.
For parents who love our Lord Jesus.
For our preemie experience that changed us forever.
For music that touches my soul.
For simple moments watching a sun set.
For quiet answers to my prayers.

Music has always had a unique way of reaching into my spirit and helping me see what the Lord has been trying to tell me.

I'd like to share the lyrics to a song that hit me this past week as we were driving and I was feeling especially sick.

(I found the song on YouTube so you can listen to it.  I still haven't figured out how to post a single song on the blog for sharing... let me know if any of you knows how.)  

Before the Throne of God Above

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high priest whose name is love,
Who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in heaven He stands,
No tongue can bid me thence depart.

When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.

Because the sinless savior died
My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.

Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
King of glory and of grace,
One in Himself I cannot die.

My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my saviour and my God!