Friday, November 26, 2010

I am thankful...

I am thankful.
I am thankful for a family that supports me and encourages me to be adventurous, even when it hurts.
I am thankful for friends that love me through the tough times, who make me laugh and who tenderly wipe away my tears.
I am thankful for a God who sees in me the worth to call and ordain me to His holy endeavor.
I am thankful for a world in which I am free to believe as I so choose.
I am thankful for health, for my body and all my functioning faculties.
I am thankful for Cambodia And all I learned there.
I am thankful for Candler and Queens, because they formed me into who I am.
I am thankful for a broken heart mended.
I am thankful for Praxis UCC and the people who helped me articulate my own passionate faith.
I am thankful for my baby brother who is my best friend and for whom I would gladly lay down my life.
I am thankful for the men and women who serve in the armed forces – even when I don’t agree with the fighting, your bravery and courage is inspiring every day.
I am thankful for love and mercy.
I am thankful for the opportunity to live in England, for the opportunity to fall in love with this place of grey skies and cold winds, and to see myself grow, even over just 3 months.
I am thankful for Wesley House and the amazing people I’ve met here.
I am thankful for home church family who have been an incredible support for me.
I am thankful for numerous people – Marshall, Leah, Tim, Kristin, Sam, Aqsa, Rachel, Jennifer, Sarah, Susannah…you have believed in me, encouraged me, and loved me even when I’m far away; I can never thank you enough.
For the opportunity to see the world, to be bigger than my body, to be greater than the sum of my parts, to be the trembling hands and feet of my God, I am so very thankful.

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