Tuesday, January 12, 2010


It has been a long time since I've participated in Gratituesday. To see other posts visit Heavenly Homemakers to see more.
I am thankful for my parents, I think so often we do not take the time to stop and really tell them how thankful we are for them. My parents are Christians and raised me that way. But I was not an easy teen. I spread my wings in my late teens and early twenties. I did everything against what they had taught me. I did not follow God's design for my life. I went down many wrong roads. But through it all my parents were right there for me.
It wasn't until my 30's when I took that step and accepted Christ as my Savior. I finally got it! All the years I thought because I grew up in a Christian household I was going to heaven. Thank you Mom and Dad for setting such an example for me. Although it took me many years to finally realize my need to Christ. It's almost been 5 years of salvation for my husband and I.
Now that I'm a Mom myself I think I tend to understand more why my parents did certain things. Especially since our oldest is now 15! I find myself calling my Mom and telling her I'm sorry for....fill in the blank.


shopannies said...

God bless you and I am so happy for you as a mother of 6 I have watched my oldest daughter go through steps where I prayed for her safety as well as that she would find salvation. Now she is married to a wonderful man that is a youth minister. God works in mysterious ways and prayer is always a force of work

Angela said...

What an encouragement to hear your story. One of my brothers is still not walking with the Lord although he was raised in a Christian home. My prayer for him is that what happened with you will happen with him, too. Praise God that you are following him!
I just started following your blog. I plan on homeschooling when my daughter gets older (she's 17 months), so I know you'll have a lot of wisdom to share. God Bless and thanks for visiting my blog.

Laura L. said...

Hi Jen,
I'm glad you stopped by my blog this week. I so enjoy meeting new friends. :)
This is a great post. I am so happy to hear of your salvation experience. It's never too late for God to change a person's life.
I like hearing how you are so grateful for your parents. I know mine are such a blessing to me as well.
I've enjoyed seeing your blog. I like the recipes you posted for the taco seasoning and cappuccino. May have to try those.