Thirty Days of Thanks - Day 30: Just the Beginning


let us be thankful boys and girls
for eyes and ears and toes and puppies with wet noses
for lessons we have learned and love we have not 
earned
we follow the beat of amazing grace

o let us be thankful boys and girls


let us b
e thankful boys and girls
for kisses on the mouth and teenage heartbeats pounding

for lightning in the sky and laughter in the eye

we follow the beat of amazing grace

oh let us be thankful boys and girls


for all that brought us here and all that will see us through

the passageways of life that lead to you, lead us to you


let us be thankful boys and girls
for a little common sense and painted picket fences

when packing up the plans in rented moving vans

we follow the beat of amazing grace

oh let us be thankful boys and girls

let us be thankful boys and girls
for mendelssohn and brahms and shadows growing longer

for years that slowly go and grandkids we can hold
for memories to keep and sorrow running deep

we follow the beat of amazing grace

oh let us be thankful boys and girls


for all that brought us here and all that will see us through
the passageways of life that lead to you, lead us to you

let us be thankful boys and girls

when hope is not enough that death can’t bury love

for wine and bread and hymns remembering again

we follow the beat of amazing grace

oh let us be thankful boys and girls

(Billy Crockett)


Happy Thanksgiving!


436. wind in the valley
437. candles
438. birthday wishes from friends and family
439. my birthday dinner


















440. that Jeff made it
441. incredible words of love from my
442. family
443. gifts of books and music
444. and a new USNA scarf from Josh





445. my famous sweet potatoes
446. reading in bed (way too late but always worth it)
447. an entire day devoted to Thanks-giving
448. and the good God who's given me so much to be thankful for
449. Josh's "good morning" hug
450. runners out the door
451. a little quiet
452. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
453. time to make more of "my famous sweet potatoes"
454. incredible conversation with Emy
455. beautiful day
456. cousins

































457. and football

















458. new friends




















459. new family








































460. feasting






























































461. laughter



















462. devotion




















463. call from Daniel
464. all of you who have joined me here over the last thirty days. Thank you so much!
465. more blessings than I can count and a lifetime to keep giving thanks

I'll be back on Monday . . counting and sharing His good gifts. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

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