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Thursday, November 27, 2008

So much to be thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to quickly post given that it has now been almost three months. Man, I am so terrible at this communication thing. Today is Thanksgiving, but in Port Elizabeth, it is just another day. Last year that was pretty difficult for me. I missed my family and home very much. This year is different. I still miss my family and home today, but I have so much to be thankful for, that it is hard to get bogged down with sad thoughts. I am sitting in my coordinator's sun room surrounded by my family. Family that now consists of four of my original team, five new teammates, and my cherished coordinators. Today is family day. This morning when I woke up, I began to think of all that I had to be thankful for.. a little cliche I realise, given that it is Thanksgiving, but something that I wish I took more time to think about. It goes without saying that the people in my life are by far what I am most grateful for. I truly believe that life couldn't be much sweeter than it is right now. I am surrounded by people who love God with all of their hearts and fight daily to be more like Him. The commitment to Christ that I see in my team blows me away. They are so young, yet so faithful. We are clueless at times, but realise that it is God who is working in and through us. We are being transformed. I can't think of anything to be more thankful for. As the time seems to be slipping through my finger tips,I have come to the conclusion that I can never thank God enough for the time that I have had here. I will never be the same. I have learned lessons that I struggle to explain. I have been loved and hopefully learned to love in a way that I had not experienced before. I have witnessed God at work daily in the lives of those around me, as well as learning to recognize His hand at work in me. I pray that today as you take time to reflect on the blessings in your lives that you are overwhelmed with all that God has and is doing for you.

Happy Thanksgiving from Port Elizabeth, South Africa!

4 comments:

David and Olivia said...

Good thoughts. Thanks for sharing! Love you heaps girl... praying for you and thanking God with you.

Mike and Lucy said...

Hey, great to hear from you via your blog!! Thanks for sharing your memories and things you feel thankful for! We love you and hope you never are the same, and always keep growing in the Lord every year! We love you!
Luc

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Lively Leavitts said...

You will forever amaze me!! Lindsay I truly feel of your love for God and the impact that He has made in your life and the lives of those you touch. Believe me when I say that you are an amazing woman and a friend that I think about often. I need to keep in touch with you more, so here is the first of many comments to come. I love you and wish you all the best!! Keep the faith!
Your friend from long ago and forever!
Danielle (Westwood) Leavitt

(keep it up girl)