Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for…

1. Always having enough food to put a meal on the table.

2. Coke. I’ve been on a Coke kick all this week and am always so happy that it’s so cheap here!

3. Having Jaime here this month. I’m glad to have someone help me out with my puppy, Mila. Also, her salty, er..yummy chicken is to die for! Seriously though I’m thankful for her company.

4. God’s faithfulness and provision. He always provides exactly what we need and at the perfect time!

 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

1 Chronicles 16:34

  

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Thankful Thursday

Being thankful can be tough at times. When life is going the way we think it should, it’s easy to be grateful.  But the minute things start getting rough, we stop focusing on what we do have, instead complaining and obsessing about those things we don’t have.

Since moving to Mexico, I can say that I’ve experienced this first hand. I was definitely yanked out of my comfort zone with this move and it showed in my attitude. I lost sight of how good and merciful God has been with me and instead questioned why He had taken me away from all things familiar and comfortable to me. I focused on what I had “lost” instead of being grateful for what the Lord had allowed me to have.

So, I’ve decided that every week I want to post 5 things I am thankful to God for. I hope that through sharing it will encourage me to be more and more aware of all the blessings in life whether big or small and regardless of the circumstances.

And here is the beginning of my list =)

This week I am thankful for…

  •  my salvation in Jesus. I would not be able to live life fully without His forgiveness and love. Without Him, there would be no point or meaning to life!

 

  • my husband. He is truly my best friend. We can always have the greatest time together. He encourages me, supports me, and leads  me.

 

  •  my family. I am grateful for the parents God has given me and for how they raised my sisters and myself. I feel fortunate to have two great sisters who I can laugh and talk with. I also love being part of such a loving and fun extended family; for my cousins, aunts, and uncles.

 

  •  my kitchen. Yes, it is small but it has everything I need to be able to cook and bake what I love and enjoy.

 

  •  my friends. I love the memories that I have created with them and for the up and downs we have gone through together.

Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

  I Samuel 12:24

EARTHQUAKE!!!

Ok, so I know I’m a little late in posting this but it has been a semi-busy week!

As many of you know, there was a 6.5 earthquake here in Mexico City last Saturday, December 10th at approximately 7:47 p.m. Lenny and I were sitting on our bed eating dinner and watching an episode of one of our favorite t.v shows when suddenly Lenny says, “Do you feel that??” I could feel the bed moving but thought it was him just joking around….turns out it wasn’t!!! We stood up faster than you can imagine, left our half eaten pizza on the bed, frantically looked for the keys, and booked it out of there! And Lenny had no shoes on….=( 

As we were running down the stairs, the lights suddenly went out and we were  plunged into complete darkness. In all the craziness I lost Lenny for a couple of seconds in the stairwell but were able to find each other quickly and made it outside safely! All the lights on our whole block was out and everyone, and I mean everyone, from all the restaurants and apartments, were just milling around outside. We decided to walk around for a while and finally ended up at the little mall near our apartment and treated ourselves to some icecream…=) After about two hours we returned to our apartment. There was no electricity yet so we turned on some candles and settled in for the night!

I have to say here that I absolutely hate earthquakes!!! But I am thankful that the Lord kept us safe through it and that Lenny was home. Living in Mexico these past few months has been a challenge for us at times but we are thankful for all the support we receive from our friends and family and for God’s protection, patience, and presence.