Thanksgiving: A Season to be Thankful

Well, I blinked and now the end of November is upon me! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone in a blink of an eye! I love the Thanksgiving holiday because it allows me to slow down and to reflect on the many blessings God has bestowed upon me. I have so much to be thankful for and I want to share some of the things that I am thankful for this year.
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(1) I am thankful that Zach has been given a new job opportunity that is located in Columbia. After a year and a half of Zach working from home and having to travel out of town every other week, it will be nice to have him home constantly. Since we lead a connection group and are very active in our church, it will be so nice to pursue ministry together again. Not only that, but I enjoy my husband doing life with me every single day! Looking forward to this new chapter!
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(2) I am thankful for our connection group! Zach and I began leading a connection group in January of this year! Since then, our connection group has almost doubled in size and we have all grown closer together. We celebrated a Friendsgiving with our connection group this past Tuesday and it was just such a wonderful time to bond and to enjoy each other’s company. I prayed and desired to live in an area where we could have great community for quite some time and it’s been such a blessing to see God’s hand in all of it! I love every single one of these people and am so thankful I get to call them “family.”
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(3) I am thankful for my own family! My parents and brother live in South Carolina and my sister and her husband live in Alabama. I only see them about once or twice a year so any time I’m able to have the opportunity to see them is a blessing! Zach and I traveled down to South Carolina for Thanksgiving and, though it was only a couple days, it was so worth it and such a blessing!
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(4) I am thankful to have such wonderful in-laws. Some people always make jokes about their difficult relationships with their in-laws, but not mine. I see them at least once a month and I honestly feel as if they are my own parents! I couldn’t have asked for better “second parents!”
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(5) I am extremely thankful for Anthem Church! One of these days, I will need to share my testimony on my blog and how Anthem Church has helped me grow closer to Jesus! If it wasn’t for this church and these people, not sure I’d be where I am in my faith today! I love the teaching, I love the people and I love being a part of this church family! God is doing so many wonderful things in this place and I’m so blessed to be a part of it!
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While I could go on and on about how much God has blessed me, I will spare you the novel and instead end it with these five big things I’m thankful for! Thank you God for blessing me and for allowing me to spend time reflecting and thanking you for your goodness! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too! How did you spend your Thanksgiving?! Share your stories with me in the comments! Below are a few photos that I took over my Thanksgiving!

IMG_4860 2A few people at our Friends-giving. Mind you, we had a whole other table for the rest of our group!fullsizeoutput_1bc2 The Ritterling patriarch and matriarch, complete with the Fleer and Marquardt familiesfullsizeoutput_1bbfMy lovefullsizeoutput_1bca‘Merica!

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Author: mkfleer

Wife. Dog Mom. Follower of Christ.

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