November was questionably the busiest month of the year. We traveled every weekend! Since I didn’t take the time to write down what I was thankful for as the month was going by, I’ll publish my list now…and I’ll include the praises and prayer requests as I go.
1 – I am thankful for my salvation and the faithfulness of God!
2 – I am thankful for my friends, both near and far!
3 – I am thankful that God is the Great Provider! He supplies over and above what we need! Praise His name!!
4 – I am thankful that I can drive to my parents’ and my in-laws’ homes in a day! It’s so nice to see family on a regular basis!!
5 – Aaron and I drove to Lousiville, Kentucky for the Global Missions Health Conference. It was a busy but blessed time of reconnecting with fellow missionaries and meeting prospective missionaries. Please pray that God would call medical professionals to fill the many openings around the world and that those who are called would go!
6 – I’m thankful for all that is going well in the world. There were so many organizations represented at the conference, and they were all serving God. I’m also thankful that I got to meet Jamie Saint!
7 – I’m thankful for lunch meat. I had the best ham and cheese on rye sandwich while at GMHC. I wish I had a picture!
8 – I’m thankful for Tenwek Hospital. Please pray for the hospital staff, administration, patients, and all involved in the ministry there.
9 – I am thankful for Aaron and the boys. While it’s nice to get away without kids, it’s always nice to be under one roof again!
10 – Levi had his wellness visit and failed both his vision and hearing screenings. We have followed up on his eyes…Praise God that he doesn’t need glasses! Please pray that his hearing is fine too.
11 – I’m thankful for freedom and all the men and women who paid for it. Veterans are awesome!
12 – Aaron and I traveled to Asheville, NC for a time of debriefing at the Cove. It was another fun time of meeting new people and reconnecting with friends.
13 – The Summit team took us to a ropes course. It was fun to work together as a team and then eat a yummy meal as a large group.
14 – I’m thankful for naps and date nights!
15 – I’m thankful for the way God has kept us safe during all our travels!
16 – I am very thankful for new life! We are expecting Baby #6 on June 10, 2016!!
17 – Jacob and Noah had their wellness checks, and they both passed with flying colors! Praise God for healthy boys!!
18 – I had an eye appointment. When I first went to the eye doctor, he discovered an infection on my left eye. At this follow-up appointment, the infection had cleared but it uncovered a ‘cornea infiltration’ in both eyes. I’m not sure what they means, but I do know that it requires me to where my glasses for another 3 months! Please pray that my eyes would heal completely.
19 – We studied Norway for 2 1/2 weeks this month, and we celebrated with open-faced fancy sandwiches and potato soup. It’s a blessing to homeschool! (Sometimes I must remind myself of this, but it IS true.)
20 – I’m thankful for my sister! (I’m thankful for my brother too, but November 20 is my sister’s birthday.)
21 – I’m thankful for Salem Bible Church!! It is the best sending church a missionary could ask for! It was a pleasure to see so many Salem ladies on this day!
22 – We spoke at Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church! We pray blessings upon this congregation as they seek God’s will and obey.
23 – I’m thankful for family time. I love seeing my boys play with their cousins!
24 – I’m thankful for this time of rest! While Aaron had to work, the boys and I stayed in PA to have more family time, which meant I could rest!
25 – I’m thankful for Noah’s creativity. Here is his Lego creation of our family.
26 – I’m thankful for seeing so many of my extended family members today! What a great day of food and fellowship!!
27 – I am thankful for the warm weather. The boys have enjoyed lots of time outside.
28 – I am very thankful that the rest of the year slows down a bit. We should spend the majority of nights in our own beds in December!
29 – I’m thankful for a live Christmas tree! I missed that smell!
30 – I’m thankful for the Advent season. May Christ be at its center!
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1