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My Very 1st Thankful Thursday

Hey guys, happy Thursday! I'm seriously excited to be linking up today with Lori over at Frog's Lilypad for her Thankful Thursdays linkup. 

I was sitting her this morning thinking about all that I'm thankful for and my mind was going into overload. My blessings are innumerable and I could fill pages and pages. I'm not even going to go on and on about them, but I am going to share one.   

One of the things that has made it possible for us to stay on the field is our children. While they didn't have a choice in where we lived or what we did they did have a choice to accept the will of God for our lives and make good with the situation they were put in. 

We pulled them away from everything and everyone they knew 15 years ago. They cried a little for Grandpa and missed Dr. Pepper but over all they were perfect missionary children. I can't imagine how hard life would have been here if our children had chosen to be unhappy. They never whined or complained about God's call on our lives and were never a stumbling block. I have heard stories about kids, older ones, crying daily to go home and I can't even imagine how hard that is on the parents. I'm so thankful that our three children never made it hard to serve God. 

Now that we have to be so far from them they are still making the separation easy. They are such troopers and understand that the will of God for our lives is to be here and they never complain. They never complain about is missing special days or troubled times, they understand.



Today for Thankful Thursdays I'm thankful for children who allowed us to fulfill the will of God for our lives. Love and miss you Cody, Josh and Hannah!



Head on over to Frog's Lilypad and check out some of the other Thankful Thrusdays!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Tori, I am grateful for your kids too after reading the previous post. *Kinda read it before coming over to leave a comment here too*.
    Thank you for visiting earlier today.
    God Bless

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  2. Such a blessing to be thankful for Tori!! This year in our MOPs group we are keeping Gratitude journals in order to be more focused on our blessings. It is easy to look at the things we do not have and yearn for them instead of embracing the wonderful things we have.

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  3. "They cried a little for Grandpa and missed Dr. Pepper..."

    Wait a minute! Do you mean the soda, 'cause I would totally miss that too! ;-)


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  4. Every single day of our lives, we have something to be thankful for, and need to thank the One who makes it all possible. It is wonderful your children were with you and didnt cry to go 'home'. Home is where you are if God is there too!

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  5. What a blessing that your children went along with God's will for your life! Totally a praiseworthy blessing!

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  6. That is such a blessing, and their response and training on the field, not only in ministry but in sacrifice and making the best of where God has them, will stand them in good stead all their lives.

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  7. Such beautiful children....and their attitudes were a lot in their "raising". Precious blessings!

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  8. Tori, Thank you for sharing about Thankful Thursdays. Having willing children is such a blessing to be thankful for and it makes life easier in situations.I am happy to know your children have been willing to make sacrifices many people do not even realize so you and your husband can serve the Lord. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

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  9. Praise the Lord! That is certainly something to be thankful for!

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  10. So nice to "meet" you through visiting my blog. ;)
    What a beautiful family and amazing children to embrace the choices you made and where you needed to go. May God continue to bless you on the path you've now chosen and where you've been called to go.
    Blessings Tori! xoxo

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  11. What a beautiful blessing and a wonderful reason to be thankful. God bless you and your family... :)

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  12. How sweet to read family focus you and your children have shared as they have grown. I also enjoyed reading about your time in the states.

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we have planned a trip to London and Paris. It is sort of like the honeymoon we never had and we are so very excited!

    A joy stopping by to visit!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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