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4 reasons why I am very thankful today

I’m sure that you all know about the devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, recently.  What you don’t know about me yet, is that I am from Norman, Oklahoma, and I live in Central Arkansas, which is relatively nearby. Watching the tragedy unfold on TV, and witnessing the loss of property and lives, my family and I were deeply touched and saddened, as I’m sure you were also.

My sons and I are involved in the Boy Scouts of America together, and we resolved to collect money, bottled water, and other much-needed items, and deliver it to Moore. We also participated in some cleanup work.  Everywhere we went we saw survivors picking up the pieces of their homes with American flags flying high. I love my fellow Okies. God, country, and family are in our blood.

I am so proud of our scouts and how they have stepped up to help others.  The trip we made to Oklahoma was intended to bless the folks there, and I’m sure what we gave, and what we did, was helpful to them, but it was also a huge blessing to me.  I got to see my sons and the boys in my troop reach out and give help and the things they collected to folks that really needed them.

Today, I am very thankful for the kindness, sharing, and giving hearts that I see in my sons.  I see our Father in them, and I don’t mean me.  I see our Heavenly Father reflected in my children’s hearts.  And, I’m so thankful for that.

Seeing all the devastation and loss has made me even more grateful for the three children that my Father has entrusted to my care.  I’m even more resolved to be a good steward of the children God has given me to raise.  I came home from our trip looking forward to speaking a blessing over the ones I have at home.

What about you?  What are you thankful for today? What good traits are you seeing in your children?  Please visit our Facebook page at and share all of the reasons why you are thankful for the traits you see in your children.

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