Chat about Nehemiah topics that are off thread here
To write down a life-time of God's blessings in my life would require more than a comment, for sure!
Starting with Jesus - Oh Lord! I'm all choked up just as I type His name! I can never adequately express my gratitude for what He has done for us!
The love and example of my godly parents who are in His presence now many years... my husband, our children and their families, ... my brothers and sisters ... the joys and challenges of work... the Church... our Nation...
The words of the hymn by A. L. Storm expresses gratitude for daily blessings far better than I could:
Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
from Thy gracious throne above
thanks for ev’ry need provided
from the fullness of Thy love!
Thanks for daily toil and labor
and for rest when shadows fall
thanks for love of friend and neighbor
and Thy goodness unto all!
Thanks for thorns as well as roses,
thanks for weakness and for health;
thanks for clouds as well as sunshine,
thanks for poverty and wealth!
Thanks for pain as well as pleasure -
all Thou sendest day by day;
and Thy Word, our dearest treasure,
shedding light upon our way.
Thanks, O God, for home and fireside,
here we share our daily bread;
thanks for hours of sweet communion,
when by Thee our souls are fed!
Thanks for grace in time of sorrow
and for joy and peace in Thee;
thanks for hope today, tomorrow,
and for all eternity!
August Ludwig Storm 1862-1914