Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Heather, Karl and Travis 2007

“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.” I Peter 3:7 (NLT)

This week I am going to do something a little different. My thankful post today is dedicated to my son-in-law, Karl.

I am thankful that the Lord brought Karl into our lives 9 years ago.

I am thankful for his unconditional love, commitment, and understanding for our daughter Heather.

I am thankful that he has never laid an abusive hand to our daughter or our grandson as her first husband did for five years.

I am thankful that even though Travis' biological father has nothing to do with him, that as far as Karl is concerned, and Travis too, He is Travis REAL father. Blood does not make one a true father. And Karl is Travis' true father! Thank you Karl for being the father that Travis truly deserves!

I am thankful for all of Karl’s strange quirky ways! It means he fit right into the family!

I am thankful that he does his best to provide for his family.

I am thankful for Karl’s strong faith and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am Thankful that God had finally given us a son!

Thank you Karl putting a smile on my face!

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing Karl into our lives 9 years ago. It has not always been an easy road, but Karl’s commitment to this family has been truly amazing. I ask that he will continue to allow you to mold him into the man of God that you desire him to be. I ask that you continue to help him to do well in his job so he can continue to support and provide for his family. I ask that you bless Karl, Heather, and Travis and keep them safe in your tender loving arms. I ask that their love for one another will continue to grow. In Jesus precious name, amen.

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Marsha said...

Oh Amen! I'm SO thankful for Karl, too! What a great addition to our family.

Heather said...

Oh my Goodness, let me wipe my tears. Tissue anyone.....

BP said...

That is so sweet! I'm glad you have a special son in law to love your daughter.

Denise said...

Such a beautiful tribute, bless you my friend.

The Sawyers said...

What great things to be thankful for. PTL!

Nancie said...

This is so sweet! Such a lovely tribute to your son-in-law! Thank God for bringing Karl into your family and blessing Heather with such a godly and loving husband. You have a wonderful family. They are such treasure from God! Thanks for sharing this encouraging post with us, Michele. May God continue to bless you and your family as you seek and serve Him together!