Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Every Day

My family has a lot to thank God for this week.

Earlier this week, we spent an afternoon with grieving family and friends, followed by much needed laughter at another friend's house, and the evening ended with us doing a 360-degree turn on an icy road and ending up going backwards into a snowy ditch.  We were so lucky that nobody was hurt, not even the vehicle was hurt.  It was a steep ditch, and the vehicle could have very easily rolled.  I wasn't driving, and when I'm not driving I usually don't wear my seatbelt.  That evening though, I did; it ended up not mattering whether I had my seatbelt on or not.  During the entire 10-15 seconds, I was thinking about YY and what would happen to him if something were to happen to M and I.

When it was all over with, I climbed into the back seat with my scared toddler as we waited for help to arrive, and all I could say over and over again (the only thing keeping me somewhat calm) to God was "Thank you."

I keep replaying everything from that day in my mind.  I have never been so scared or been on such an emotional roller coaster in my life.  I'm still freaked out by all of it, but I'm slowly coping with it.  I think to myself though, why don't I thank Him every day?  That's something we all should do.  Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.  Usually when I pray, it's when something negative is going on, not postitive, but I usually start by saying something like "Thank you for the day...." because that's all I can come up with.  This is all part of growing up and changing as an individual.

I have been doing pretty good about reading the Bible on Sundays or at least once a week.  I realize it isn't on a daily basis like I should be doing, but this is a step in the right direction.  Right?

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