24 Days of Thankfulness ~ Day 22

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day 22

 

Day 22 ~ I am thankful for memories of my Dad.

 

The past 19 months have the most difficult of my life. Losing my Dad was the hardest things I’ve gone through to date. But I am so thankful that I had 34 years with him as my Dad!!!!

I am so thankful that I was able to witness him recommit his life to the Lord and the Lord’s work by co-founding a mission organization. I am so thankful that he witnessed and shared the love of Jesus Christ with anyone and everyone who walked through the doors of his room until he could no longer talk.

I am so thankful I have memories from my childhood of my Dad’s “cowboy phase” where he wore the giant belt buckle’s and the shiny, pointed boots.

I am so thankful I have a recording of his contagious laughter on my computer (downloaded from my previous phone). I even listen to it occasionally when I’m missing him. It makes me smile and cry all at the same time. But, it’s good for me to remember his laugh.

I am so thankful that he was there to walk me down the aisle. Even if his comment to my husband asking for my hand in marriage was “Well…I’ve had her for 26 years. I guess it’s time somebody else gave it a shot!” REALLY?!?!?!?!

I am so thankful he was able to see all four of my children within hours after they were born. Honestly, I’ve wrestled with the fact that if the Lord blesses us with another one he won’t be here.

I am thankful that the Lord has kept my memory in tact, so that I can remember the sweet moments with my Dad.

I am so thankful for these and many more memories of my Dad!!!

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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