I am thankful for family.
When I talk about my family, there are two aspects that I consider. I consider my biological family and my spiritual family. Sometimes, that spills over, and it makes me even more thankful.
I am so thankful for my wife Kira and for the family we are building in our home. We love raising our kids and serving the Lord together. But I also am thankful for the families that came before us. I am thankful for my mom and dad and the foundations they instilled in me as a young man. Those teachings have served me well into adulthood. I am thankful for Kira’s family. Randy and Sandy have taken and still take their responsibilities as parents and grandparents very seriously. I am thankful for their foundations they laid in Kira as a young woman. I get to reap the benefits of Kira’s raising in a Christian home. For that, I am thankful.
I am also thankful for my brother, Seth, and sister-in-law, Kelsey. I am so thankful that they are here with me in Batesville and that we get to raise our kids together. I am thankful for my sister-in-law, Angela, and her dedication to serving the Lord, even with all the medical difficulties she faces every day. Even the small things that we take for granted, she struggles through it with a determined heart. She motivates me not to gripe or complain. I am so thankful. So thankful for family.
I’m so thankful for my spiritual family. I have had such great examples of Christians in my life, showing me how to live faithfully with no fear. I am so thankful for the Bible classes, sermons, and teachings at church camp. But I am most thankful for the relationships that have formed because of the common bond we have. The blood of Jesus runs through all our veins and binds us together for all of eternity. I am thankful for the church and the opportunity I have to preach and teach God’s word. What a blessing to be able to serve in this way. I am so thankful.
I am thankful for family!
How about you?
I love you,