Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward

This week I've been feeling antsy....restless. I need a change so we're going away end of next week...to Stowe, Vermont. Love the area...and the people....and the kids are excited anticipating getting a new buddy at the Teddy Bear Factory.  As much as I want to go....I always panic about leaving home. It happens everytime we get ready to go away but I refuse to give into fear. I push myself because I know it's going to be fun. So this week I'm grateful for;

1. His gentle touch that gives me confidence to stop resisting
2. His peace that calms my irrational fears
3. His strength that helps me when I'm weak
4. His love that holds me and doesn't let me run anymore
5. His love that tells me I'm worth it when I feel like giving up. 

14 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

Try not to panic too much and enjoy the time with your family.

Nana Jul said...

He is WITH you everywhere you go! You will have a Great time...Refreshed, restored, & come back renewed!
Happy Easter!, and I am thankful for the Love that holds me too!
Love,
Julie

Andrea said...

Praising GOD..for continuing to work in and through each of our hearts!

Peggy said...

Blessings Sarah... Spring fever, huh? I do hope you can set aside your fears and panic, so you can enJOY a weekend getaway. God goes with you wherever you go... HE IS THERE! (i do not want to be a downer in your choice of place, but I heard the the NE, VT area, etc. was having flood troubles so maybe you need to check this out, maybe the panic is God's prompting, you need to listen to Him) Anyways, hopefully you are not headed that way and will be renewed and refreshed as you celebrate His Resurrection!

I have the perfect song for you coming up... can't remember when for sure...probably Sunday!

May His gentle touch, peace, strength, and love keep you because you are worth it. SHALOM and
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

RCUBEs said...

That sounds exciting sister! Sometimes, we need that break so we can get refreshed, rejuvenated. May the Lord bless you more and continue to protect you and your family. Have a great Holy Week! Be not afraid.

Bernie said...

Oh Sarah you will have a wonderful time with your family....just getting away and doing something different. Go in peace sweetie and Happy Easter.....:-) Hugs

Denise said...

Sweetie, God will be right there with you. Enjoy your time away with your family. I love you.

Dulce said...

Do not panick, but enjoy... when you are back you'll see it was SO worth it!
Have a great time with your family!
Hugs!

;)

Silver said...

Thank you Sarah.. your little list of gratitude reminds me of much to be grateful too.

~Silver

Susan Deborah said...

Sarah:

Have a lovely time and be well rested.

God be with you in all your moments.

Joy always,
Susan

Finally Free said...

Sarah,
Hope you have a really fun time with your kids. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

koralee said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for...sending you many blessing for a wonderful Easter Weekend. xo

Tea With Tiffany said...

Enjoy your weekend and your trip. May you be filled with peace.

Happy Easter!

Secretia said...

That is a beautiful part of the country, you'll relax and enjoy good times there.

Secretia