Last Updated on December 10, 2011 by Kristi Linauer
Good morning, friends! Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.—a day of reflection and thankfulness.
I have so much for which to be thankful. Way too many to list, in fact. But I did want to take some time to publicly give thanks for two things today.
First, I am thankful for you—those of you who visit me day after day, checking in to see what I’m working on, or what projects I’ve finished, or to give your input when I have no idea which direction to go on a project. You brighten my day, and you make this whole blogging thing a whole lot of fun. But most of all, God has used you to provide for Matt and me in a way that you may never fully understand.
You see, at just the right time in our lives, when Matt’s health was suffering greatly due to the M.S. that he deals with on a daily basis, and when he couldn’t go back to work because of it, and just when we were uncertain about how we were going to make ends meet, God miraculously began to make my blog grow. In other words, He brought you here. Through the growth of my blog, God has provided financially for us in miraculous ways I never thought possible. We started this year constantly worrying about finances, trying to remind ourselves that we should “be anxious for nothing”, but realizing that that’s much easier said than done.
But now we know the faithfulness of our God on a level we’ve never experienced before. Now we don’t worry. Don’t get me wrong, we’re definitely not living high on the hog, but we have enough. God provides for our needs, and He uses you to do that.
So thank you! Thank you for visiting me each day. Thank you for your comments, for the fun interaction, for your encouraging words. Thank you.
So it’s probably quite clear, the second thing I want to publicly give thanks for today is my God. I don’t talk about my faith here on this blog much, but it’s most assuredly something I’m not ashamed of. And I simply cannot let this Thanksgiving slip by without publicly acknowledging the single most important thing in my life—my relationship with God made possible through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To my American friends, I wish you a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving, full of fun, family, laughter, and good food. Don’t forget to take time to reflect upon those things for which you are thankful!
I’ll see you back here on Monday.
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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