Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Being a resident of the beautiful state of South Carolina, I am saddened by the personal choices of our governor, a man I have admired and voted for twice. My prayers are for his marriage to be reconciled, if possible, and for comfort and peace for his wife Jenny and their boys, and for Governor Sanford to have wisdom and integrity in his choices that affect the future of his family, political life and our state. It is in times like this, a marriage in turmoil, that makes me so very thankful for my marriage. It is not one that is perfect, no marriage is, but it is a marriage redeemed in Christ. When Stan and I began to live our marriage as committed (key word) believers together, our marriage became a 1 Corinthians 13 marriage. This did not happen over night nor are we finished growing. Each day brings new challenges, sometimes trials but if our foundation remains in the Lord so does our marriage.

This week has been a busy one around our house. We have VBS at our church in the evenings and I have also helped with my little niece during the day. I am thankful for the time I have had with her. Jordan is such a joy to our family and when she throws her tiny arms around my neck and proclaims, "Auntie Pam, I miss you and I love you sooooo much!", well my heart just completely melts.

I am looking forward to this weekend and am thankful my daughter and her friend, Kevin, is coming home for a very quick trip.

I am thankful for the sunshine! We have had a glorious and hot week. That is a special treat for me because I love Summer. :)

During the difficult economic times, I am so thankful for my husband's job. I know many are hurting and we have no guarantees for the future. I choose to be thankful today and not to worry about tomorrow.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. I too am extremely grateful for a wonderful Christian husband, sweet cantaloupe in the fridge and a night out without the kids. (just me and a friend)!!!

  2. I am thankful for an amazing husband who is a daily encouragement to me, a puppy who loves me unconditionally and to be just about finished with my paper from HADES!!

  3. Like you, I am VERY thankful for our jobs and just hold my breath that they will last. Not that they are in peril, but you just never know.

    I haven't really followed your governor's story, but from the little blurb I heard it just sounds bizarre? How could he expect to justify and absence with the excuse he used? Weird!


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