Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanking God for You

Thanks to Singing Owl for this Friday Five.

Ours was spent on campus with the rest of the "remnant" that didn't go away. We gathered in the seminary refectory for a traditional Thanksgiving pot luck dinner. The fellowship and food were wonderful.

1. How do I limit the number to 5???? Anyway, I am first of all thankful for my husband, Ray, and for his supportive patience as I go to seminary. His love and encouragement have enabled me to make this change in our lives.

2. These are of course not in order as far as the amount of thankfulness I have. But my adult children Sarah and Christian are next. They have both grown into wonderful people whom I love with all my heart. For them I give thanks.

3. My granddaughter, Grace, a precocious nearly 5 year old. I am grateful for her and her unabashed love for Jesus. She is precious.

4. I'm very thankful for Marisa, my son's fiancee, who has turned his world upside down. He's a different man.

5. And finally, I am thankful for friends--so many in my life--too many to name--new and old, and of classmates and others here in PA.

To God be the glory for all those that surround and support us in this journey through life!


Sally said...

Lovely photographs, and wonderful tales of thankfulness

Ivy said...

Thank you, Sally. I enjoyed yours as well. Blessings.

Singing Owl said...

Nice to see the photos! A supportive husband is SUCH a blessing. I know that I am not brave enough to still be in ministry without mine. God bless both yours and mine!

Ivy said...

Amen to that!! What would we do without them? Blessings Singing Owl.

Beth said...

In response to your comment on my blog: I'm an LTSG alum...class of 2003. My husband is from the class of 2000. Thanks for checking in...and good luck on your journey!

Beth said...

Forgot to add: I'm in the Northwestern PA synod, now.