By Jennifer Hudson Taylor
In the spirit of giving thanks this week, I wanted to share some of my thoughts and the wonderful things I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for my salvation and the growing relationship I have with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
I'm thankful for my loving husband and sweet daughter, and my extended family who are always there to support me and encourage me when things get tough.
I'm so thankful that my daughter has been healed from her life-threatening seizure disorder. Even though this occurred years ago, I'm thankful everyday. Sometimes I'm moved to tears when I think of all she has overcome and the fears that my husband I no longer live with.
(Update: Her seizures came back 3 years later in 2012.)
I'm thankful my daughter is doing so well she was released from speech therapy and occupational therapy last month. We are seeing her overcome more of her delayed developments, and we are so thankful for God's grace to her.
I am thankful that my brother's back surgery went well this past summer and he's recovering just fine.
I am thankful that my youngest brother rededicated his life to God last month. He still has a long way to go to overcome some other issues, but I see him trying and I hear it in his voice every time we talk on the phone. God is so good!
I'm thankful I wasn't laid off from my job this year, and I still pray for my co-workers who were, as well as my family members who have lost their jobs--my father, my brother, and two uncles.
I'm thankful for our health--even though we're getting older and my hubby is now needing bifocals, dental work, and I'm struggling with dry eyes--we are healthy! We can exercise and we have so many abilities that we sometimes take for granted.
I'm thankful we had another year with my father-in-law. Even after triple by-pass heart surgery and lung cancer surgery, and a heart aneurysm that he has to live with, he has outlasted some of the grim projections we received from his doctors. God is still on the throne and with Him all things are possible!
I am thankful for the new addition to our family, my sister's new baby girl, Sarah Elizabeth Moore. She is so precious!
I am thankful that after thirteen years of writing, over 122 rejections, three agents, and seven full-length, completed manuscripts later--I finally have a debut novel coming out this spring! God is so faithful!
I am thankful for my life and this journey God is taking me on--and all the things I don't have time to list. When I sit down to really think about it--I am so humbled by God's grace.
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 4:15)
Monday, November 23, 2009
9:01 AM Jennifer Hudson Taylor 10 comments