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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Safety

There are so many things that I take for granted on a daily basis, but this week I just want to take a minute and be thankful for the Lord's protection on me and my family this past week.

My kids were out of school for spring break so we took the opportunity to do a little traveling. Hubby chaperoned our church youth group on a trip to the beach. Bless his sweet heart. If that doesn't earn a jewel in his crown in heaven, nothing will (grin). He totaled about 11 hours in a church bus with adolescents!

I spent one day in Huntsville, Alabama; one day in Selma, Alabama; and 3 days in Kentucky (almost to Cincinatti, Ohio). Those 3 trips totaled about 23 hours in a vehicle with 2 small girls!

We always pray the night before a trip and ask God to keep us safe while we travel. While we were in Kentucky we called back to family in Birmingham and heard about this awful car accident that took the life of 4 teenagers. You can read about it in the article from The Birmingham News here.

I realized how important God's protections was right then and there. I know that He is in control and He has a plan for these families who are grieving so right now. But as we pulled in safely from that last trip, I have never been more grateful for the Lord's protection on me and my family. I hope that is something I never for granted again.

To read more Thankful Thursday posts go to Sting My Heart.


Rosheeda said...

I love your title! Keeping it Sane is appropriate for real.:)

What a great thankful. It's so easy to take for granted that we are safe and that nothing tragic will happen. It's sweet to be given a reminder of God's care.

BP said...

Thanks for the reminder of something that is easy to forget sometimes.

Melanie said...

We often forget to be thankful for things like that until we are reminded of others who are not so fortuanite.
I've finally added you to the Blogaholics Anonymous Club. Sorry it took me so long and thanks for your patience.
Welcome to the club!!
Livin' With Me

Denise said...

Blessings to you sweet one.

HRH said...

It is hard to comprehend how a simple trip can lead to such devastation. I too am thankful to just reach my destination.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

My Thankful Thursday last week was all about protection. We do take it so for granted. A friend of mine is working as a contractor in Iraq and it reminds me daily how much God protects us in this country.

You've got a great hubby there. Imagine spending so much time with teenagers. My head hurts just thinking about it!! :)