Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
I have a lot to be thankful for.
I'm thankful to have Pryor and Boone home. I'm thankful they are smart boys. I'm thankful they are good boys. I'm thankful they are fun. Boone is especially funny and keeps us laughing. Well, at least he keeps Mike and me laughing--not sure the other kids think Boone is as funny as we do.
Don't mind all the Thanksgiving dinner on Pryor's face.
Shepard has been home for over 3 years. Who knows what triggers a memory from the kids' past. It probably has something to do with the fact they now are not as scared, unhappy or ashamed, even though the real shame goes to the people who choose not to understand or have compassion for where the orphans have lived and what they've been through. We were in the kitchen eating last week and Shepard said, "In China I got very sick and had to go to the hospital." I asked why he was in the hospital and he said, "I ate out of the trash can."
A whole lot to be thankful for.