Now that my Thanksgiving break is coming to a close, I will stop and take a moment to reflect on ALL that I have to be thankful for. I have thought about this many times over the past week and a half. Having the responsibility of faculty devotions last Monday started my thanksgiving praises.
I am blessed!!
First and foremost: Jehovah Jireh, My Provider. I am thankful that He sent His only Son that I might be saved and have a personal relationship with a mighty God!
My family: My precious husband, Rothey, who willing puts up with me daily! Thank you for 21 years!! My two daughters, Katie and Lauren, both are in college and are very good daughters- beautiful, obedient, smart.
My parents: at 81 and 82 - the most Godly, supportive parents anyone could ever have!! They also provide a place for part of our sheep.
My brothers and sister: Peter, Michael, Jimmy, and Cindy. They have given me their love and 10 nieces and nephews as well as mates and great nieces and nephews.
Rothey's family: Papaw, Nana, and his sister, Daphne, and her family. If it wasn't for them, our home wouldn't be where it is today and neither would the rest of our sheep have a home.
Aunts and Uncles
Our two dogs: Belle, my beloved friend of 15 1/2 years! She is a dachshund-terrier mix that is going to live another 15 years at least!!!! Tucker, our 10 year old Australian cattle dog.
Our flock of thirty something Shetland sheep: They provide relaxation on a stressful day, and stress on an otherwise relaxing day. I love them, worry about them, look forward to seeing them, love using their wool to spin, weave, and knit, and cherish the time they come running to greet us when we feed or have cookies or leaves or whatever. I especially love Jane, Joy, Sarah, and Padgett--all my bottle lambs--they are Special!
Hendersonville Christian School: The place God has allowed me to be able to minister for the past 10 years. For the middle schoolers whom I have taught and for those that taught me. For the faculty members that have been my friends and extended family over the years. For the administrators that enjoy pushing me out of my comfort zone. For allowing my two girls to have received an excellent Christ-centered education that is allowing them to be successful in college.
Mud Creek Baptist Church: A place that feeds me spiritually and allows me another opportunity to minister.
My home on Hidaway Cove: Small and cozy and a place that is very peaceful at the end of the day. This includes my bed and spinning wheel!
My friends: Sherri, Terri, Evelyn, Denise, Mandy, Jill, and many more! My friend, DeeDee, that went to be with the Lord at the beginning of 2008.
The United States: What a privilege to be here in the US, in North Carolina!! The greatest place to ever be!!
Four vehicles: My Mazda (1990 model) that keeps on going, Rothey's Chevy truck (2000 model), Katie's Toyota truck (1999), Lauren's Chevy Blazer (1997)- all trusty vehicles that Rothey maintains diligently.
Basic needs: food, clothing, shelter, jobs
This list could go on and on. There are so many things that could be added! It definitely hasn't been exhausted!!
Thank you, Lord, for supplying all of my needs and then some!!