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Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Amanda Crow. I am a mother of four amazing children: three who are here with me on earth, and one who is awaiting our reunion in heaven. I am a homeschooling mom who embraces the life God has given me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name. Psalm 100:4

When you are grieving, it can be so hard to be thankful.
Every morning we wake up and make a choice to live life with gratitude.
As Don Piper said, "You can either get bitter or get better...it's up to you."

Things to be thankful for in 2010:
  • The strength to endure another year
  • The fact that good days are starting to out way the bad
  • We haven't had any family funerals to attend this year
  • The kids are healthy and free from any lasting emotional damage (that is a miracle in itself considering what they have gone through)
  • Our new construction business is doing well
  • We are surrounded by loving family and friends
  • Life is starting to be lived with purpose again
  • Most importantly-We are thankful for our Lord and Savior, Jesus, for the gift of eternal life. Without Him, we would not have hope or the promise of heaven one day.
  • I am so thankful that we have built our lives on God's truths and His promises had become our foundation. That foundation prevented us from crumbling in such a difficult time.

    We were able to seak refuge in God instead of running from Him.
    The Bible warns us that in this life we will have trials and tribulations.
    It's not a matter of if we will have them but when.
    As a favorite song of mine goes: "We are all just one phone call from our knees."

Photos taken by Rebecca Schmidt (a mom from Carter's preschool).
She kindly offered her services and wanted to take our family's photos. 

Macie's new Christmas tree. 
We decorated it on Tuesday before the cold weather came in.