Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thankful Tuesday

 Today is Thankful Tuesday. I am FULL of joy and thanks today for so many things. I wish I had time to write it all down but I don't soooooo I want to focus on one thing (person) I am thankful for.

I am thankful (eucharisteo-to be grateful, feel thankful, give thank) for my husband Adam. Not only is he am amazing father (hence the pictures of him trying and somewhat successfully flying the dollar store kites I got) and a good sport for living in a house of all girls :) but he is also a spectacular husband.
 Adam and I are totally opposite so we have a lot of things that we have to work hard at so that we understand and communicate each other correctly. It is a daily and constant "working at things" which seems like it might not be a good thing but it really is. It is a daily dying to self and I know because Adam is constantly trying that he loves me deeply.
 Since we have been married, we have suffered a miscarriage, moved away from all family, had two babies and I went into deep post postpartum depression with the second. We have driven to the hospital and doctors as our daughter was sick for nine months, and he stood by my side as I fell hard away from the Lord. And this past year we went through the craziest, most soul searching time of our life together. And I can say after all of that and more that God is so good and that He truly does use everything (meaning even our own sin and "unjust" suffering) for our good and His glory. He has shown Adam and I a glimpse of this by rebuilding and strengthening our marriage in ways we didn't even know it could be strengthened and most importantly making us desperate for Christ. And isn't it awesome that drawing near to Christ actually draws you nearer to your spouse.

I am so thankful for this man of God who constantly makes me want to be more like Jesus. Who through His relationship with Christ shows me that I am not the center of the universe and who I know loves me endlessly!

Tomorrow is Adam's 29th birthday! I pray we can spend MANY more of his birthdays together!! Happy Birthday sweet Adam!! (I know how much he will love this sappy blog post if he even reads it! ha! )

Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father. James 1:17

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! 
Psalm 106
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 
Psalm 105:1
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. ... 
Psalm 118

That I may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! 
Psalm 30:12

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