Thursday, November 27, 2008

counting my blessings









Finding the exact words to share in this particular post on this particular day - Thanksgiving - well, let's just say there is simply so much to say. I'm at loss for words (hard to believe, for those that know me, but it's true) as I sit and contemplate everything, every thing in my life that I'm thankful for.
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There is a section of a Bible verse in the 23rd Psalm that I think I've only now begun to understand its beautiful illustration.... "my cup runneth over". If I think about how I'd sum up all that I have to be thankful for, truly, my cup runneth over.

This week I've not been able to help but think about every good and perfect gift that God has given me. I think about the love and support of my parents. The loyalty and friendship between me and my sister. I think about the beautiful hearts of my friends, new and old. I think about my husband and the absolute treasure that he is. Then of course, I think about my baby boy. And immediately tears stream down my face. Because I can't think about my son without thinking about all we've been through with him in his first year of life. And I can't think about all we've been through with him, without really letting the tears fall, in praise to the Lord my God for how far He's allowed us to come.

How do you say "thank you" for a miracle?

How do you properly express to the Lord how thankful you are for His tender mercy. His power. His protection. His grace. His comfort. Himself.

I sit here amazed. That's all I can say. Amazed and ever so thankful. So very, very thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm counting my blessings. Over and over. For every thing in my life - and every one in it. Thankful for each of you, who have many times carried us with your prayers, cards, gifts and encouragement... when we were too weak to carry ourselves.


Psalm 136:1-4
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
For His mercy endures forever.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever:
to Him who alone does great wonders,
for His mercy endures forever...


Thank You, Lord.... my words fail to express.... my cup runneth over.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Love the pictures!!

Tom, Maggie and Landon

The Rivera Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving! This is certainly a special first Thanksgiving for your beautiful family. We join you today in thanking our awesome God for answered prayers. Enjoy & take lots of pictures!

Love,
The Rivera Family

carleigh said...

happy thanksgiving kasey! i hope that your day went smoothly! love you!

The Charles Crew said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! What a beautiful post..your words and pictures! Hope you have a wonderful first Thanksgiving with Ethan!!
Blessings!

Lorie said...

This is my first visit with your blog, and I wanted to comment. Loved your post and your raw emotions. Let the tears fall and embrace them. I have a special needs son who has autism...by no means life threatening but life altering, and I know those emotions you were sharing very well. I will be in prayer for your beautiful son each day, and I will be praying all goes well with your husband's hand injury. That sounds very serious. Know that people are praying for you.