My Cup Overflows

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You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

— Psalm 23:5-6

My cup truly overflows with blessings.

Don’t get me wrong — life is far from “perfect.” But, oh my! What good there is in my life. God has been so gracious to me! Let me count the ways….

1. My husband who puts up with all sorts of emotion, indecision, and demands — mine! He loves me truly and is happy to make me happy. He is one in a million.

2. My four sons who are all unique and strong individuals. They bring me untold laughs, love, and joy! Four boys is definitely not too many.

3. My two girlies who, while they are more complex than their brothers, offer me a different kind of companionship, help, and love. They make me laugh and already are sensitive to the needs of those around them. What blessings they are!

4. My parents who are proud of me even when I do nothing special. If anyone overesteemed my abilities, it is them. But, it’s nice to have a little fan club.

5. My siblings who have humored me over the years and loved me despite my bossy big sister tendencies.

6. My in-laws who pamper us tired parents and make visits so much fun for our whole family.

7. My friends who listen to me vent, encourage me to keep to the narrow path, and love me despite my many faults.

8. You, my dear readers, who keep me from talking to myself.

In typical mother fashion, let me ask you….

What are YOU thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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  1. What a lovely post! While this year has truly been tough on us as a family, I still have plenty to be grateful for.. So, here goes, a husband to love and care for and who loves me back more than ever before, a toddler who makes me laugh and fills my heart with warmth, the blessing to be able to work from home for clients who make work a pleasure and the sheer joy of being alive, healthy and well.
    Happy holidays, Jessica!

    1. @Prerna, I know that the past year has been rough. You are such an inspiration as you walk alongside your hubby through those health issues. Thanks for such a cheerful example.

  2. Great post. I’m thankful for so many thing. My family is the number one thing. They are always there in good times and bad…even when I wish they would go away & leave me alone! lol But really, I am truly blessed.

  3. This is a great post. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for:

    My wonderful husband who encourages me to do what I do best and shares the housework 50/50
    My two fantastic kids who are independent and strong yet caring and considerate for those around them
    My friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin for the last 25+ years
    My parents who have been supportive of me all these years
    The many years I’ve had with my grandparents
    The numerous blessings we’ve received this year – God has been very good to us

  4. Everything! – isn’t life grand – Sometimes I think I take so so much for granted and don’t thank God enough for all my blessings – Thanks for the reminder!

  5. I think you summed up my life rather well except that I only have 4, 2 boys and 2 girls. I am truly blessed. I am thankful for all of the love and support that I get from my friends and family. I am also thankful for the support they allow me to give in their lives. It is fantastic to be able to give to others, even if it’s just a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or an emergency bar of chocolate after a rough day.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for the great post.

  6. I am grateful for a loving family.

    My husband who loves me despite my many flaws. It’s a gift to be accepted as you are flaws and all.

    My children who have taught me so much as I have been striving to teach them.

    My sister who keeps me up to date on the happenings in my family in FL. She has a full plate with 3 children of her own and providing care for our mother but she always picks up the phone.

    My neighbor who shares my faith and has such an open and giving heart. She truly is a rock and sounding board for me.

    My other neighbor who disagrees with me vehemently with me on almost everything but still respects me and recognizes me as someone who wants the same things as he does.

    Additionally, we are grateful that we have the means to support ourselves and our children and a roof over our head.

  7. I echo many of those you say listed and I have to thank God for everlasting life, grace and mercy

  8. Thank you for your post. I got a little teary thinking of all the things I am thankful for this year. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and a beautiful 2 year old daughter!