Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful: Life!

This week I REALLY want to emphasize the things I am so thankful for in our life. We all have SO many things to be thankful for if we really took the time to think (or type) it out. God has been SO faithful in seasons of doubt in my own life. Today, I will focus on LIFE!

A lot of you know the story with Josh and I. We had to spend 1 FULL year apart after high school. I went to a year-long internship where one of the main rules was NO romantic relationships. I am not sure how many high schoolers have the drive to do that... when they are "in love".


It was hard. REALLY REALLY hard. Yet, I ALWAYS come back to this year when I think about the Lord's faithfulness. He was truly faithful to bring us back together and shower us with blessings! He had a plan.

Of course there are no words to express how thankful I am for God who surpasses my wildest dreams & imaginations. He is faithful to the end and never gives up on me. What a true gift. I am so thankful that WE can have a relationship with a God that LOVES us unconditonally. Who's with me?


Another thankful fact in my life is the blessing of being able to call my BEST friend... Husband. That is something to be THANKFUL for. Joshua is my support system, my encourager, my help-mate. I am so blessed by his leadership in our home. He helps me know when to say "no" and pushes me towards being a better woman. I am SO thankful for you, Joshua Mark! <3

 

The other amazing blessing that I am SO beyond thankful for is our families. There truly is no way to compare them to anything. They have been amazing examples to Josh & I. We look to them for advice, counsel, wisdom & thrive on their love. God has been good to us and shown us truth through our families what a Godly relationship looks like. Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Aunts & Uncles... we have learned through each of them in some way. SO THANKFUL FOR OUR FAMILIES! We love you fam!!

Our house! I am so thankful for a warm place to live, spend our time & have friends/family over! God really did bless us with a place that is perfect for two. We own this house and it sometimes seems crazy to know that. Only God!! Thankful for a place to be together. Creating it into a HOME has been a HUGE joy of being a wife. :)

I could go on and ON about all the many things I am thankful for... stay tuned... MORE THIS WEEK!

12 Beautiful comments!:

Amber Noella said...

Yup...Only God! He's awesome & I loved reading this. =)

Beka said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Love your LOVE STORY!

God is so FAITHFUL!



XOXO, Ria-Love!

Heather said...

So wonderful! I love your list that you are thankful for. Beautiful pictures, and love story!

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful post! God is shinning strong in your marriage and your life!

Jessie Szmanda said...

This is SO great Ria! i love it, so touching, and 1 year! You are so incredibly strong to do that!

Jamie Leigh said...

What a wonderful post! I love this time of year, if really opens your eyes to how many things there truly are to be thankful for! Such a great list, and I love that picture of you and Josh, very cute :)

Jeska said...

This is great! I'm working on a list too! One year apart must have been so hard at that age. Takes a lot of maturity!

Mateya said...

So many wonderful blessings!

Miss L said...

Hey there, I'm a new follower :) I think this is a wonderful post, and its always an incredible feeling to see all the things in life that you can be thankful for!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Love your list! So glad you are so richly blessed!

Stephanie M. Page said...

Love ya Ri! I am with you!!

Joni Lenzen said...

Sweet! I love your thankful attitude, always . . .I am very thankful for my wonderful family!!!