This Thanksgiving I have a very different perspective of gratitude. Losing every physical possession you have makes you see things very differently. This picture was taken last year just one week before our fire.
Just a few days later, the Lord took all the things from us that one would normally say thanks for at Thanksgiving. This year, we still don't have most of those things, but we have so MUCH more to thank the Lord for. While we don't have a home here on Earth, I am completely amazed that I have a HOME in Heaven. This year, I can thank the Lord for my family in a way I never could before. When I look at them and realize that they I could have lost them in the fire, I say "Thank you Lord for my family" with a heart full of awe and gratitude. When I think that I could have lost John and not be carrying this little one that the Lord has given us, I am humbled at how the Lord has smiled on our family.
So this year, when I say "Thanks", not only do I simply say it with my words but truly with my heart.