We have created some sort of thankful tree for several years now. The children write what they're thankful for on leaves and we hang them on the tree. This year Heath and I joined in. For this Multitude on Mondays post, I will share the list of gifts our family wrote down.
Home ~ Holy Spirit ~ a backyard to play in ~ friends ~ mom ~ candy ~ food ~ milk ~ fun family time ~ fried chicken ~ stores ~ movies and popcorn ~ coats ~ forgiveness ~ house ~ God and ~ family~ hot husband ~ trails ~ Nikki's love ~ lunch ~ nature ~ toys ~ medicine and doctors~ cake
~ Christ ~ peanuts ~ The Bible ~ warm drinks ~ water ~ hot chocolate ~ drinks ~ laughter
~ Sissy ~ clothes ~ dinner ~ mom and dad ~ apple cider ~ breakfast ~ brothers and sister
I think we were thirsty one day when we wrote down things we are thankful for. Did you notice how many beverages were listed?
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Now that all our leaves have been removed from our thankful tree, we have transformed it into a Jesse Tree as we do our Advent devotional readings to keep our hearts turned to Christ as we prepare for Christmas. Ann Voskamp has a free download for all her subscribers.