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My good friend Debbie over at Just Another 15 Minutes posted a challenge on her blog: to publicly give thanks for a specific aspect of our lives on each of the 30 days in November.  I am taking that challenge, and I hope you will join us!

Day 6 – I am thankful for my daughter.

Although A.G. has only been with our family for a little over seven months,   she has been a dream and a promise for years.     My husband and I chose her name during our engagement.      We knew God would send her to our family,  we just didn’t know  we would  have to wait over seven years to  finally meet her.

She already displays such a pleasant personality, and she is very inquisitive.  We call her a “busy” baby – she is hardly ever content to sit still!  We are so grateful that God has given her health and strength and a strong mind as well.  She is a gift to our family and we thank God for her daily.  I pray that God will make her a pillar of faith – that she will stand firm and show God’s goodness and holiness to her generation.

Psalm 144:9-15

9 I will sing a new song to You, O God;
         On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
 10 The One who gives salvation to kings,
         Who delivers David His servant 
         From the deadly sword. 

 11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
         Whose mouth speaks lying words, 
         And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood—
 12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
         That our daughters may be as pillars, 
         Sculptured in palace style;
 13 That our barns may be full,
         Supplying all kinds of produce; 
         That our sheep may bring forth thousands 
         And ten thousands in our fields;
 14 That our oxen may be well laden;
         That there be no breaking in or going out; 
         That there be no outcry in our streets.
 15 Happy are the people who are in such a state;
         Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!