I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008




I'VE BEEN TAGGED BY BRITTANY!! THANKS SO MUCH, GIRL!!! I AM TO LIST TEN THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR AND TAG 5 OTHER BLOGGERETTES. SO, HERE GOES!!
*10. I'M THANKFUL FOR MY FAVORITE DRINKS: WATER, COFFEE, AND MCD'S ICED HAZELNUT COFFEE.
*9. THE CHURCH. HAVING ONE ANOTHER TO LEAN ON THROUGHOUT LIFE MAKES IT MUCH EASIER TO HANDLE GRIEF AND MUCH FUNNER TO GO THROUGH THE JOYS OF LIFE.
*8. HAVING A HOME TO LIVE IN, VEHICLES TO DRIVE, FOOD TO EAT, AND CLOTHES ON MY BACK. I DON'T TAKE THESE THINGS FOR GRANTED, FOR I KNOW IN ONE SECOND THEY COULD ALL BE GONE.
*7. THE INTERNET!!! AND BLOGGERS!!! SERIOUSLY, I LIVE IN A VERY SMALL TOWN, OUT IN THE COUNTRY FROM THAT VERY SMALL TOWN.......THE INTERNET HELPS ME KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE I LOVE AND MISS SO DEARLY, AND MEET LOVELY LADIES THAT BLOG!!! :)
*6. MUSIC. I LOVE MUSIC. ALL KINDS. OVER THE PAST YEAR OVER THE RHINE'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM "SNOW ANGELS" HAS GOTTEN ME THROUGH MANY A TEARFUL DAY. SOMETIMES MUSIC CAN BE SUCH A COMFORT.
*5. HOMESCHOOLING. IT HAS BEEN SO AWESOME TO BE ABLE TO HOMESCHOOL OUR SON. HE LOVES IT, I LOVE IT, AND HIS DADDY LOVES IT. HE IS THRIVING SO MUCH, AND IT'S SO NEAT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN HIS EDUCATION IN SUCH A BIG WAY. HOMESCHOOLING IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, AND THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN'T DO IT EVEN IF THEY WANTED TO. I'M GLAD GOD'S GIVEN US THE ABILITY TO DO THIS FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, AND HOPEFULLY MANY MORE.
*4. BOOKS. WE HAVE SO MANY BOOKS, AND I'VE BEEN TOLD BY MANY A HOMESCHOOLING MOMMA THAT BOOKS WILL KEEP PILING UP. IT'S SO NICE TO BE ABLE TO GET LOST IN A BOOK.......AND I'VE LOVED WATCHING DYLAN FALL IN LOVE WITH READING.
*3. MY FRIENDS. I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS, AND A LOT OF CLOSE ONES. I CHERISH THE FRIENDSHIPS GOD'S GIVEN ME WITH EACH OF THESE WONDERFUL LADIES. THEY HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY'VE TOUCHED MY LIFE AND ENCOURAGED ME IN WAYS NOBODY ELSE EVER COULD HAVE.
*2. MY FAMILY: MY HUSBAND AND SON, MY MOMMA AND DADDY, MY SISTER, AND IN-LAWS. AND MY EXTENDED FAMILY. GOD HAS SHOWN ME SO MUCH ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR ME THROUGH MY FAMILY. I'M THANKFUL FOR ALL THE YEARS I HAD WITH MY MOMMA IN THIS LIFE, AND AM FILLED WITH JOY WHEN I THINK OF THE FACT THAT WE WILL BE REUNITED AGAIN ONE DAY, AND THERE WILL BE NO END TO THAT REUNION. SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND. I KNOW NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT ABOUT THEIR MOMMAS, BUT I'M SO GLAD I HAD THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH HER. MY DADDY IS WONDERFUL. HE'S GOT THE BIGGEST HEART OF ANYONE I'VE EVER KNOWN. MY SISTER....SHE USED TO TORTURE ME. :) HAHA. BUT I KNOW SHE LOVES ME. SHE IS SO DEAR TO ME, AND I'M GLAD TO HAVE SUCH A CLOSE BOND WITH HER. MY HUSBAND AND SON ARE AMAZING. I SERIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I EVER DID TO DESERVE THEM. THEY BRING ME SO MUCH LOVE AND JOY, I'D NEVER BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN IT. AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW, MY MOMMA GREW UP WITH ELEVEN SIBLINGS. AND MY DADDY GREW UP WITH ELEVEN SIBLINGS, TOO!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAVE A LOT OF UNCLES AND AUNTS, AND I HONESTLY HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY COUSINS I HAVE. I KNOW ON ONE SIDE IT'S ABOUT 50 OR 60....SO I HAVE TO HAVE AROUND 100 COUSINS. I SHOULD TALLEY THEM UP FOR YOU SOMETIME. I DON'T GET TO SEE ALL OF THEM THAT OFTEN, BUT I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR THEM, ALSO.
*1. GOD, THE GREAT COMFORTER. THAT'S THE SIDE OF HIM I'VE BEEN WELL ACQUAINTED WITH OVER THE PAST YEAR. EVEN THOUGH HE HIMSELF CAN STOP HEARTACHE, THERE ARE TIMES HE DOESN'T. KNOWING THE SORROWFUL SIDE OF HIM HAS OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW PART OF MY FAITH IN HIM. HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN GIVE LIFE, AND THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TAKE IT. I AM THANKFUL IN KNOWING HE HAS MY MOMMA. I AM THANKFUL IN KNOWING HE IS MY COMFORT, MY PEACE, MY ONLY HOPE. IF I'VE LEARNED ANYTHING OVER THE PAST YEAR, IT'S BEEN TO HOPE IN HIM AND NO OTHER. I'M THANKFUL FOR HIS WORDS TO US. THERE ARE MANY WHO WILL LIVE THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND NEVER BE ABLE TO OPEN UP THE HOLY BOOK THAT WAS LEFT TO US. I HOPE I NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED BEING ABLE TO LOOK UPON HIS WORD DAILY.
*NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!!! I TAG SISTER, KRYSTLE, ANDREA, SARAH, AND VICKI, JESSICA, BREA, AND LIZ. I KNOW I DID MORE THAN 5, I COULDN'T HELP IT!! HAVE FUN AND PASS IT ON, LADIES!

2 comments:

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Aww, shucks. Thank you!

I'm thankful for a lot of the same things you are! Your top five is my top five.

Rebecca said...

I'm thankful for YOU friend!!