Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

This beautiful turkey, in his full glory, is courtesy of Tamara Gooch, AMAZING photographer and person.  Click here: for more of her western horse and wildlife photography.

Dear Lord, here is just a small beginning of a list of things I want to thank You for today: 
  1. Your great Love for us
  2. Jesus
  3. Your Holy Spirit
  4. Your Living Word
  5. Your Salvation
  6. Your mercy and your grace
  7. giving us life and breath and Your Spirit
  8. Your faithfulness
  9. my Dad
  10. my stepmother/spiritual mother
  11. my children
  12. my grandchildren
  13. the perfect spouses for my kids
  14. my half sisters and their kids and spouses
  15. Your salvation and love and light You have given them all
  16. for using my children as vessels of Your glory
  17. allowing me to live long enough to see my kids grow up and to know my grandkids
  18. the good friends you have given me throughout my life
  19. the special friends I still have and their eternal salvations
  20. for the awesome (and weird) bodies You housed us in and the 5 senses You gave us
  21. the beautiful earth You put us on
  22. for the sky; the moon and stars and clouds; the warmth of the sun, and rainbows
  23. hearing and answering all of our prayers
  24. for keeping me and all of my family and friends safe, even through all of our mistakes
  25. giving me my heart's desire: allowing me to have and ride my beautiful horses
  26. giving me dogs, cats, bird, hamsters, bunnies, goats, chickens, horned toads, dragons, and all the domestic and wild animals we have had and touched and seen
  27. trees, flowers, saguaros, pines, and creatures and horses and butterflies
  28. oceans, streams, rivers, waterfalls, ponds, dew, rain, snow, icicles
  29. Your colors and gifts of creative expression
  30. for Your gift of music and dance and gifting my boys with musical talent
  31. my home and barn and car and refrigerator and water
  32. Your provision for our every need
  33. Your days and Your nights and allowing me to see them and feel them
  34. allowing me to have time off of work to enjoy your blessings
  35. the good medical care You have provided me
  36. red dirt, Your canyons, mountains, valleys, meadows, forests, rocks
  37. road trips and allowing us to go on them
  38. all Your treasures on this earth and giving us the joy of discovering them and experiencing them
  39. musical instruments
  40. fire and the smell of wood burning and camp fires
  41. phones, cameras, and all technology
  42. all of your beautiful wild creatures on and in and over the earth and in the waters


turquoisemoon said...

What a loving prayer. A beautiful prayer of gratitude. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and continued blessings...

MyShilohRanch said...

Thanks, Lynn, for your sweet comment and your loving wishes. You know, once you start listing, it can go on forever ... and should ... I guess, we are blessed in this life!

I did forget, and must add to my list, to be thankful for the rough times in my life that getting through them, has made me the person I am. Somehow, those aren't usually the FIRST things I think of .... hmmmm :D" lol

turquoisemoon said...

Actually...the list could go on and on....
Have a great day.