Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday - "I'm not driving"

Yay, it is time for another Thankful Thursday! I have been out of it for a few weeks now and am starting to get back into the swing of things, that is one thing I am grateful for today!
Last night I was watching Dog the Bounty Hunter and in that episode, Dog and the team were going after a couple. It turns out that they were both meth addicts, the man was a thief to support their habit, the woman was a prostitute, and the woman had abandoned her four children a year ago to "go on a one week vacation." I cried.
I am not normally this emotional, but being pregnant I am pretty emotional. When Beth was taking the woman to jail she let her call her mom and kids. I really started crying when this lady got on the phone with her daughter and told her that she didn't know where she was going because "Mommy's not driving."
I guess that the point of me telling you this story is that I am thankful for everything that God has done to bring me to where I am today, because with out Him, there is no telling where I could be. I am thankful that my husband is a man who loves the Lord and wants our children to grow up knowing Him and His love for them. Emily, my 3 YO, knows about ten Bible verses and that God loves her and Jesus will wash away her sins. I am so thankful that she has a heart for God, she loves learning more and hearing more Bible stories.
Second chances, even third and forth when they are needed, are another thing that I am thankful for. God is so good! I hope to be able to live my life always knowing where I am going (in the end) because God is driving, and I trust Him!!!

I hope that you all have a blessed week, and I encourage each of you to take a few minutes and think of what you are thankful for today.
You can read more thankful hearts here and link up your own.


  1. Oh Katrina, so many have made such poor choices in their lives and suffer the consequences. It really is so sad, especially when children are impacted.

    I'm so glad that we both belong to the Lord. Sometimes I think "there by the grace of God go I" because we could have been born into a family or circumstances where we would not be exposed to God's grace and love.

    Thank you for visiting me at Heart Choices today.


  2. Beautiful post, and I am so glad that God is a God of second and third chances. I so enjoyed reading your post, I am truly thankful that he took a chance on me. And like you I have been blessed with a wonderful Christian husband. I think it is wonderful that your daughter has hidden God's word in her heart.

  3. Hi Katrina,

    It touches my heart that this story bothered you. I am bothered too and I didn't even watch it.

    Your heart is good. Happy TT and see you again this week. Hugs, Lynn


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