Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I pray today we can be thankful for the incredible blessings we all have received. In the midst of our everyday struggles, God continues to bless us abundantly…just because He loves us that much!
The thing I love so much about God, is that He loves us, gives generous blessings, and cares for each one. It’s not because we have done something to deserve it, it’s not based on conditions-doing right or wrong, being worthy of it…nope. He simply loves us ALL, no matter what! And that is what I am mostly thankful for, not just today, but everyday!
We all had a great day together- my husband and 2 sons. I think we had enough food to feed the neighborhood. My husband deep fried the turkey, which we had not done in a very long time. It was perfectly done and delicious. Our time around the table was special, as we created new memories (even traditions) together.
I did receive a very special surprise that morning. My sister sent me a text wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving and saying we needed to talk more often. I began to cry and responded back, agreeing and that she could call me anytime! Then she cried…
Since telling my family about DID and the abuse (most of it), I’ve been made the black sheep and outcast. No one wants to admit our lives we not perfect. And if they acknowledged my stuff, they would have to acknowledge their own…obviously they have chosen not too. So hearing from her was a sweet gift from God!
I have read numerous thankful lists, on blogs, people have written. I thought about doing my own list, but decided to go a different direction. I have found the perfect song to express my gratitude and thankfulness for all the people in my life: family, friends and therapist. These individuals have walked along side me in my DID journey the past 3 years. I don’t know where I would be without their prayers, love, support, and encouragement. God knew I would need these people to guide me as, …”I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:14.
“Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant (click the link below)