"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

This morning I woke up very thankful for my parents. They have been married for 55 years last Friday.
I am thankful that they chose to adopt me. After having 3 sons of their own they really wanted a baby girl. I was a couple months old when they came to give me a look and regardless of the sores I had all over me from the whole milk I was given or the fact that I was busting out of the cute pink outfit they put me in to take me home, they chose me.
I am thankful that they raised me to love the Lord and showed me what marriage is all about.
I am thankful for my Mom for showing me what being a good housekeeper and wife was all about. For doing without complaining and sacrificing what SHE wanted, for us.
I'm thankful for my Dad for showing me what kind of man I wanted to marry when I grew up. A hardworking man who loves his wife dearly and would do anything in the world for his family.
I'm also thankful for my oldest brother, who when he knew that Mom and Dad were thinking about adopting a baby girl he came up with the name Kimberly. Though I never got to meet him I thank him for the blessings of my name. He was killed by a drunk driver 3 months before my birth at the age of 16.
I am thankful to the Lord for giving me a such a wonderful man who is a hard worker and loves me passionately and would give his life for any one of his family. I hope that we are able to set an example for our kids as my parents have set for me.
Blessings my friends.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for touching my heart with this precious thankful post. Blessings and much love to you.

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  2. Now that was a fantastic tribute to your parents! You are loved beyond measure. Blessings to you, my friend!

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  3. Such a lovely TT post! I am a Kimberly too. Have a blessed week ahead!

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful tribute to your parents.

    55 years!! What a goal for us.

    I know you brought as much joy into your parents lives as they have yours.

    Happy TT♥

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  5. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart!

    I like your little unkymoods!

    Have a great day!
    Cheryl

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  6. Thankful Thursday posts always make me blubber! What a beautiful picture of family.
    Blessings!

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  7. I love your blog and it made me giggle to see "Homesteader in Training"...that is adorable.

    Your heartfelt post was precious and it's just wonderful the tribute that you shared.

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  8. Yes, family is the greatest gift.

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  9. What an awesome thankful post today. My hubby and I have 3 boys, and we have tossed the idea around of adopting a girl too :) My sons would like a sister :) Blessings

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  10. This is such a beautiful post. You have a lot to be thankful for.

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  11. I'm thankful for your parents too! By adopting you, they secured for me my forever best friend! :) Besides I LOVE your parents as if they were mine.

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  12. So touched with your post. I'm glad you have a wonderful family. They are blessed to have you in the family too. And your parents are married for 55 years? Wow! Amazing! That is such a huge blessing.

    Thanks for sharing your thankful heart.

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to your folks. Bless them for raising and loving you, every step of the way!

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  14. We're practically neighbors! I'm in the southern part of the county on the lagoon.

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  15. Oh what a precious post!! What precious, loving parents!! What a precious family you had! What precious heart you have to be just like your parents!! What a precious testimony!! When I think of your story, I can help but think of the word PRECIOUS!!

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  16. You have a great post today. Sounds like you have really been blessed! The Lord is good. This post touched my heart today. Thanks for sharing yours! Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  17. What a great tribute to your parents!

    You are indeed lucky as are they to have found you.

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  18. This is a touching post! Truly a blessing to have a wonderful family!

    Remain blessed!

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  19. Your post made me teary eyed.... You've got a wonderful family and it's indeed God plan that they chose you!

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  20. What a testimony! You made me cry!

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  21. I can't believe I was not here yesterday, so sorry, but man this was such a beautiful posting. I do not have my little charge today so I am able to sit here and really enjoy reading everyone's blogs. Maybe that is why I missed being here yesterday. So I cherrished this posting, it touches my heart so much. I wish you could have met your brother, I am glad you were chosen by your family, and I am really glad you have such a heart and spirit for life. You truly walk with God in you and it shows.
    Again, I am very sorry I missed reading you yesterday, I just can't explain it.

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