Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Hello dear friends, time for thankful Thursday, open your hearts, and share what you are thankful for. I am thankful for so many things, but this week, I would like to focus on acceptance. I praise God for loving me, and all my imperfections. I also praise God for blessing me with a husband, and friends that accept me as is. The past few months, I have been dealing with some medical issues. There is not a day that passes, that I feel very well. It is a combination of my diabetes, thyroid, and some major hormone problems. It looks as if I will be facing some surgery before the end of the year to remove my thyroid. Due to all of these issues, I have had a fluctuation with my weight. After my momma passed away in April of 2006, I lost quite a bit of weight. I went from 250 pounds to 172, and I had kept it off. Well, now due to my health problems, I am back up to 189. But, I am trying really hard not to beat myself up about it, or get upset over it. Lovebug is being very supportive, as always. He loves me, no matter what. Fat, skinny, hair, no hair, I am his beauty queen, that is what he always tells me. God loves me, He really loves me. He loves my inner gift, not my outer wrapping. I am so grateful for the total acceptance of my Father. Because of Him, I am free to be me, nothing less, nothing more, just all I can be in Him. Thank You Father, Your daughter loves You beyond measure.

23 comments:

Shelby said...

Beautiful, Denise! The love between you and your lovebug and between you and your Father is almost tangible, even over the internet! Keeping you in prayers, girl, regarding your health. And, as you always tell me, you are a beautiful daughter of the King!!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Beautiful post! And yes, God loves us no matter how we look on the outside. (Thank goodness!)

April said...

...and you are loved, too!

Anne L.B. said...

Denise, I think this is why you've got oodles more readers than I do. Your praise comes at a high cost and is so beautiful to behold.

I KNOW in every tribulation through which you praise Him you're laying up more and more heavenly treasure. I'm so glad we'll be friends in heaven!

rcubes said...

Keep focusing on His unconditional love for you, and same with that of your hubby's. God bless sister.

Allison said...

I love you my friend - praying for you, as you are praying for me :) ((HUGS MOMMA DENISE))

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Denise,
You are such a blessing to me. You are in my prayers as well. I love you my friend. God bless you.
Your sister in Christ,
Bren

LAURIE said...

I am so glad that God sees the inner beauty in us even when we don't. Thanks for sharing your beautiful grateful heart with us!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Thank you for sharing this (and for stopping by my blog today). I love how you said the part about God loving our inner gift, not our outer wrapping. As someone who has struggled with weight most of her life, I can relate to that feeling of acceptance...especially acceptance of MYSELF!

Blessings to you!!

becky aka theRAV said...

I love your cute little birdies, Denise! Also love the inner gift/outer wrapping! Such a great thought.

Heidi said...

That was a beautiful post Denise. You are beautiful inside and out! We don't have to pretend who we are with God because only He knows our heart! We all have so much to be thankful for... Many blessings to you... ♥x♥x

P.S. I love your little shortybear dance! hahaha It made me giggle!

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

The King is enthralled by your beauty. Psalm 45:11

Just a little reminder of how precious you are to the Lord, and how beautiful he finds you.

Love Bears All Things said...

Bless you, this is a wonderful post from your grateful heart.
Mama Bear

hip chick said...

A very sweet post. I love the song that is playing on your blog right now also.

Courtney said...

God's acceptance is a beautiful thing and you portrayed that perfectly. Great post.

Gail W. said...

This is really BEAUTIFUL, Denise! God's perfect example of acceptance gives me courage to at least try to accept myself (seldom a simple task for me). I'm praying for you in your health troubles, praising God for the glory you bring Him in your struggles. Love you!

Jensmere said...

Sweet Denise! You are so beautiful to me! Will be praying for you!

Love you,
Susan

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So glad you know you are His Beloved!!!

Serendipity said...

You are a beautiful daughter of the King! Praying for your health, Denise.

More Than Conquerors said...

You are very precious to our Lord, Denise. Thank God for blessing you with such a loving husband and many caring and accepting friends. We love you here in the blogging world too. You are always very encouraging though you are going through may afflictions. May God continue to be your joy and strength daily. Praying for you as you look to Him. Take care!

IRENE said...

You are loved and cared for by the best possible men. Sending prayers and love.

bp said...

"He loves my inner gift, not my outer wrapping." i love that, such a good way to say it!

Rita T. said...

Very sweet post. I'm praying that you have a day of feeling fantastic.