Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday ~ relationships

This week's theme on Thankful Thursday is relationships. I have been tremendously blessed with the relationships in my life.

~ I am thankful first and foremost for my relationship with God. His love and faithfulness are the true constant in my life. No matter where I have been, or how horribly I have failed at being faithful to Him, He has never failed me.

(click play on the very first song of my playlist to hear this song)

How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure,
That He would give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocing voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I knoww that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast inJesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

~ I am thankful for my precious husband. I am thankful that he is committed to our marriage and to me and that he is willing and very good at working on our relationship.

***Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. ~Dinah Shore***

~ I am immensely grateful for my family relationships. Immediate, extended, and in-laws, I have a terrific family and they all work hard to stay in touch, and be a part of our lives no matter how far away we are.

***How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~From the movie Annie***

***Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust***

~ All of our wonderful friends who are the family we got to choose. Their love and support mean the world to me.

***Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh!" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." ~A.A. Milne***

~ My sweet, fun and hillarious blog and Internet friends. I know that we may never meet face to face on this earth, but their friendship is no less genuine, and their encouragment and comraderie is just as meaningful.

***Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. ~Miles Franklin***

Thank you all for being a part of my life!


  1. Such an awesome thankful post, bless you.

  2. That is one of my favorite songs. Travis Cottrell does a fabulous job on this song.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my yours too! I'll be back!

  4. A wonderful thankful list to share! You have a very interesting blog, too.
    God bless,

  5. Awesome post! And I just tagged you! Check my site! Blessings! Carolyn

  6. I think I'm getting a resounding message from God this week..."Be thankful for what you have" are like the 4th person this week now that has touched on things you are thankful for.


  7. Any time I read a quote from A.A. Milne it reminds me of my best friend. She decorated her little girl's room in old-style Winnie the Pooh, and she had framed a card I gave her for her birthday with the phrase you quoted on it. So sweet!

  8. Hi Katy Lin,

    What a beautiful post. Right from the heart. I'm so glad you are one of my blogging friends.


  9. Thanks, Katy, for sharing the encouraging song and beautiful quotes. You have such a sweet thankful list. I am so glad to meet you and many encouraging ladies through blogging. God is good to us. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

  10. Oh, I love that Miles Franklin quote! I think I'm going to have to put it in my blog sidebar! :)

    Beautiful list!

  11. You are truly blessed with your relationships - it warms my heart to hear when people recognise and value the people around them.

  12. What a blessing to have such a wonderful hubby! I am blessed with one too, and I just don't know what I'd do without him!

    Hope you're enjoying your time away. I am finally getting caught up visiting TT posts from a few weeks ago.

    Have a blessed weekend! Hope you'll stop by again when you're back home.


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