The Family

The Family

Friday, November 23, 2012

With Thanks.....

There was SOOOO much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!  Who can even count all the blessings our family has received over the past year?!

We have a roof over our heads, heat in our home, clean water to drink and the ability to take a shower every day if we want.  There is electricity in our home, more gadgets than I care to mention, food in our pantry and fridge and clothes on our backs.  And these are just the material things, which we take for granted each and every day.

But we have been blessed with even more this year!
Four new children have been added to our family since last Thanksgiving.  Such a blessing!!
After all, children are a blessing from the Lord the Good Book says.
And the blessings we have received along the way throughout their adoptions has been incredible....
friendship connections, monetary donations, toys and clothes for the children, amazing support and encouragement, prayers, words of wisdom, I could go on, and on, and on!

Through our acts of trying to bless these children with a family, we in turn have been blessed beyond our wildest dreams.  But that is the way it supposed to work isn't it?  That is how God planned it in the first place.  Bless and you will be blessed.

And when our son Atticus got his horrible diagnosis of Leukemia on October 6th of this year, we were blessed again-- friends made us meals, helped with our children when I could not be there, said numerous prayers for us, came to visit us.
The hands and feet of Jesus.
Even through a tragedy we see Him, and we are blessed.

Yesterday, Thanksgiving, was a time to gather with family and friends and remember His love, and the blessings He has poured out on us this year. 
My heart is so full.
His love and grace abounds in our lives.
We have all we truly need, and much much more, and we are grateful.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our lives over this past amazing year.
And thank you to our incredible God through whom all blessings flow.

The Rowe and Joyner children-  missing are Schuyler, Bronwyn and Leo Rowe and Lenix Joyner

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