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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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24 November 2011

Thankful Thursday and it's Thanksgiving

I would so love to be in the U.S. today experiencing this special holiday. My mom is there (I miss you my precious Mommy Darling and love you so dearly). I always love hearing her reports back to me about the specialness of this day spent with loved ones (not to mention how much I am craving a piece of Pumkin Pie - tried it once and LOVED it - especially the memory of eating that slice with my mom and sis at a precious family get together). I love how it is a day to simply stop and give God the time to say "thank you". I reckon we should be doing this every day, yet somehow we so easily get swallowed up in the stresses of life that we don't always notice just how close He stands to each of us, reaching out and expressing His love to us. So today, even though I am not in the US, I am celebrating this day with a thankful heart for all that God has always been to me - the One who loves completely and faithfully journeys with me dad by day.


Reformed rebel said...

Hi Janine ~ Wish you could be here in the states with your Mom on this day. The pumpkin pie would be worth the trip!! LOL I want to tell you that your posts have so encouraged me. I only know you through the blog world but you and your family have shown us all the "faithfulness of our LORD"! God bless you on this day of Thanksgiving to our LORD!

EJN said...

Praying for you, my dear sister. I love Thanksgiving. You are so right - everyday we should be thankful. Your sweet heart and thoughts are an encouragement.
Blessings in Christ,

Carol F said...

My Darling Janni,
Thank you for your beautiful heart messages - you always teach me so much about how to become open-hearted - Intimacy!
I am so thankful to have been blessed with two of THE most beautiful daughters.
You wear Jesus well!!

I did have a little piece of pumkin pie for you :)

Love forever,
Mom X