Thankful Prayers

The other night I was laying in bed saying my prayers and asking for this and asking for that. And then... then I just stopped. And I thanked God. I thanked Him for the amazing people in my life. I thanked Him for being able to breathe, for a roof over my head, and for the daily comforts I have in my life. I thanked him for my friends who have stuck it out and the new ones I've met along the journey. I thanked Him for my incredible, supportive family. I thanked Him for my amazing daughter who pulls me through some of the roughest times and is the most beautiful little girl I've ever seen. And I thanked Him for Jonathan. I thanked him for true love. I realized that not everyone gets to feel that, and I did. I had true love, I have true love and I am eternally thankful for that. Some days, I don't feel so great. Some days I feel like life sucks and the world's just out to shit on me. And then there are the days. The days where I feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world. I need to thank God more often.

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  1. Crazy that you wrote about this .. I did the same thing about 4 nights ago .. it felt good .. we should do it more often :)

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  2. ((HUGS)) I miss you.... You should come back up here...

    I'm glad you realized you have a lot to be thankful for... Not everybody is able to realize that!!! ((HUGS))

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  3. I think that's such a great post! We all should take the time to say our thanks!

    Hope today is one of those days where you feel lucky!

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  4. I haven't been here commenting in awhile but I have been following and I know he is watching over you. You are a strong, courageous beautiful young woman. Thank you for sharing this Rachel

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  5. I lurk here on your blog, I have written you emails and never sent them (I guess I didnt want to seem like a weirdo) I find myself feeling connected to other Mil wives more often than not. Whenever I swing by your blog, I always say a little prayer for you, from one wife to another.

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  6. Thanks for posting this. I needed something to remind me that I should be thankful, instead of asking all the time. God truly is great!

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  7. You're beginning to heal. You are one mature young lady. And a good wife and mother and military wife.

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  8. I love this post! Sometimes, I have to force my husband and I to sit down and count our blessings; to just slow down, and breathe in the new day. :) You are an extraordinary woman, and I hope we meet soon!

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  9. I really, really like this post.
    -Jboo

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  10. I agree. I try to always remember to pray for safety, happiness, and health from everyone (even the ones that I don't agree with), and to be thankful for what I have; because some have not. And I try to remember that when life really seems to suck, it could always be worse...and the ups and downs of military life can really...
    Have a wonderful week!
    J~

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  11. Oh my word. This brought me to tears. Girl, that is so powerful. You keep thanking God for all the amazing things He has given you. He will bless you even more for doing so. You are such an encouragment! I hope you got my email I sent you!

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  12. Amen. I learned a while ago that I don't have to *feel* thankful to *be* thankful...and sometimes just saying "thanks" to God for our blessings brings on that thankful feeling. I, too, am guilty of too often bringing a wish list to God like He's Santa instead of just thanking Him for who He is and what He's done. It's so refreshing to stop and think about everything He's done for us!

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  13. I think, in my total lack of infinite wisdom, that true faith comes when in the middle of darkness you can see a light and that in those moments you reach out to God to thank him.

    If only the realization didn't have to come in the middle of the dark but hey, life is a work in progress right?

    Hang in there.

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  14. Thats funny because I recently decided to change my prayer life too. I no longer ask for anything, I simply thank Him for everything. Its changed my prayers too. Thanks for the great reminder ;)

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  15. That's an awesome perspective. More people should look at life that way, myself included.

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  16. I don't know if you've realized it or not....but from a stranger's observance by your blog posts...you've come a long way!

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  17. You are in fact blessed and I'm glad you were given the moment to realize it. Being reminded of how blessed we are gives us hope and hope is a beautiful gift. -OKC therapist

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  18. I want to thank God for coming across this blog and for you, because you are truly an inspiration. My boyfriend is a Marine and this is going to be the toughest year for us. He deploys again in June, and I dread it. It's hard to find people that understand, but also people that have such a beautiful outlook on life. Your daughter is beautiful. I'll be back for sure. =)

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  19. By far, one of the most beautiful posts I have ever read.

    Makes me realize I don't thank God enough for all of the wonderful people and blessings I have in my life.

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  20. I've never commented before, but I had to comment on this post. It's beautiful and succint and inspirational. I've often found that thanking God is so much better than asking God for something! Especially when we feel as though we have nothing to be thankful for, thanking God for our blessings reminds us that there is always something - one small thing - on which we can hang our hat and say "I was blessed today." Thanks for reminding me of that!

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  21. Thanks hun, I really needed to hear this myself! It's so easy to get caught up in my needs & wants in life. I don't stay focused on the fact that God has blessed me with so many wonderful people & things. Thank you for posting this! As always, you are in my prayers! Keep your head up pretty lady!

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  22. tagged you in the blog I am posting now

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  23. AMEN!! Glad your doing well! Keep your head up!!

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