Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Special Friendships


Some of you might find that this post reads like an acceptance speech, sorry about that but it just about the only way to make it sound "real"..So here I go:


First and Foremost I would like to say Thank you to my Heavenly Father up above, for allowing me to grow dispite all my numerous flaws. Thanks to him for creating all of the individuals he has placed in my life at various stages. All of my friends are special and mean a lot to me.


Secondly, for my husband Erik. When we first got married he was exactly what I was looking for (being that my dad is a pastor, I knew that I could not handle that life, so I picked someone a lot like my dad but without the Theology degree)! And now that we have been married 10+ years, he is developing into not only the man and father that I need him to be but also the man that God wants him to be. His desire to grow and be open to new things spiritually is really helping us get to the next level not only in our marriage but in our parenting and friendships. Thank you to him for all so putting up with me on a daily basis, I am a work in progress and believe me when I tell you it takes a "SPECIAL FRIEND" to deal with this girl!!!


Thirdly- I posted last Thursday on Joy and that my Cousin Mimi is a Joy in my life, this week nothing has changed there. We have been through a lot of "Life's Struggles" and one thing still remains: He placed us together for a reason. This paragraph could get lengthly but I think enough said. Can't "DO LIFE" without her...


I have known Kate for several years but more recently, God has placed us together and is growing that friendship. I really feel like at this stage in my life, Kate has tons of great insight and the passion that she has for Christ in infectious. I am becoming a better Christian because of her influence.


Lastly - My boys. I know that this might sound a little strange but my boys are my buddies. I can't imagine my life without them. Even though somedays that "Ugly Mom Voice" comes out, they know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE them and that will never change. I can not wait (Lord willing) to see these boys grow up to be Godly, Respectful, Full of Life young men. And to be perfectly honest..most days they just make "THIS LIFE" worth living for both Erik and I ...Thank you Jaxon and Mason...Mommy and Daddy Love you!


Thanks so much to Grace Alone for this subject...Please check out more!


16 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Melanie said...

So many wonderful blessings, Tarah! I'm so thankful God has blessed your life in such a wonderful way!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Debra said...

Tarah,

This was beautifully written! I love your thankful heart. Thank you for sharing it with us!

((hugs)) to you today, sweet friend.

Laurie Ann said...

Precious post of your wonderful blessings! Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Tabitha Blue said...

What a beautiful post!!! Isn't it wonderful to have a Godly husband!!! And wonderful to hear how attached you are to your boys!

Oh, thank YOU for making me feel better yesterday with all your stories and advice!!! LOL I was blessed :)

~Tab~

He And Me + 3 said...

Well said! I love the part about me. LOL Kidding of course! You hit all the nails on the head with that post! You sure are one blessed chica! I am blessed to know ya!

Lisa said...

We sure have a lot to be thankful for!

Jill said...

Tarah,

What an awesome post! What a beautiful heart you have and I just want to hug you!

Sometimes I get bummed that my blogging friends live so far away!

Having a wonderful husband who understands us, tolerates us and above all else loves God more than us - is a blessing beyond measure!

In His amazing grace,
Jill

Davisix said...

Beautiful post! In a world were so much is taken for granted these Thankful Thursday are very refreshing. ang

Denise said...

Such sweet blessings.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

...does not sound like an acceptance speech -- just a thankful heart.

Funny - I wanted a guy just like my dad without the M.Th -- instead got one with two + an M.Div. Ya' get what God gives and thank Him all the same! God is Good. My DH is the greatest. You have a neat blog -- those boys are priceless!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Natalie said...

Tarah, that is quite a list to certaintly be thankful for. You seem surrounded by a wonderful cushion of Christian love and support!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

I too love being a mom of boys! God certainly has taught me a lot through them that I (being a girlie girl and all) may never have learned otherwise!

Named Alicia said...

That was great and did not sound like an acceptance speach at all! My son is my buddy, too. I don't know what I would do without him. I hope you have a great Friday!

Hansell Happenings said...

That was really sweet! They are all thankful for you too!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful post. You have a lovely family, thanks for sharing.

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

I enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday post. Many blessings to you and your family.