Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Family

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
(Psalm 9:1 ESV)

So, the holidays are all over for 2012. I have to say that this year Christmas was double special for me. Not only was I able to chat with my sweet sister and niece in Germany via Skype, but also our one and only son celebrated with us yesterday. It really is a long story and the past is in the past.

German DinnerI made one of our son’s favorite meals: rouladen, red cabbage and dumplings 🙂 …I hadn’t made it in such a long time (the picture is from February 2011) that I wasn’t sure I can get it all together. But yeah, I did!!! Not only was the food good, but also the company.

It was so great to eat, talk, and laugh as a family once again. We even went for a walk together (after the apple pie of course). All I could do this morning was thanking God for the time we had as a family yesterday.

Sometimes we have differences in our families, but Christmas is the best time to put those differences aside and allow God to work in our hearts.

What are you thankful for this week? Please do share with us by leaving a link to your Thankful Thursday post below.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: through God’s love differences can be overcome.

Love & peace,

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. One Thing I Never Want To Forget
2. Bethany
3. Heather@Living In The Moment
4. Stewards
5. 2013-My list of 10
6. Hope, I Can if I Will
7. LaughingLady
8. Pamela @ the Songs on the Way
9. Highly Favored
10. The How to Blog
11. The End of a Momentous Year

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9 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Family”

  1. I’m so glad you were able to Skype with some of your family and spend Christmas with your son! I know how special that is to you. Blessings Iris!

  2. Bethany says:

    I’m glad you had such a lovely time Iris! That sounds wonderful.

    God bless you in 2013.


  3. EvieJo says:

    This is my first time to visit you site. So glad that your Christmas was a good one and that you got to spend it with your son! Bless you.

  4. LaughingLady says:

    So glad you’ve had a wonderful holiday season thus far! Times with family ~ one way or another ~ are so precious!! All the best in the New Year!

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! We did too! Thanks for hosting, & Happy New Year!

  6. Debbie says:

    Iris, how wonderful to spend this time with family. I’m so glad your son enjoyed his favorite meal. And as his mom, I’m sure you cherished every moment.

    Blessings and love,

  7. It is a right and good thing to set aside our differences and remember the bonds of family and friendship that link us in our hearts! I’m having to set aside some pain in order to do this very thing.

    Christmas season = shaping season of the heart!


  8. It’s lovely that you had time with your son over Christmas – and Rouladen is our family tradition also. We always have that with spaetzle on Christmas Eve. Thank you for the opportunity to link up.

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