Thank you for all the things I take for granted...a family that loves you and parents that raised me to love you, a sister that I can live with without going insane. For friends that I have fun being around that love you too. For people I can talk to when I need to that knock me in line when I mess up.
Thank you for dying and saving me. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for all the times you direct my way and I'm not aware of it. Thank you for your promises that will always be true.
Thank you for changing me from what I was. Thank you for never giving up on me when almost everyone else did. Thank you for bearing my burdens and giving me joy and peace that passes all understanding. Thank you for my calling and what the future holds. Even when I'm uncertain, I know you will always lead me where you want me to go.
Thank you for being my daddy, for holding me in your arms when I'm hurting and comforting me when I feel alone. Thank you for rejoicing with me in the good times too. Thank you for the times when you have to correct me and I become a better person through it.
Thank you for Heritage where there are men and women of God who seek your face without shame. Thank you fro your spirit and anointing every Sunday that comes through our Pastor. Thank you for allowing me to grow up seeing miracles and prophesies and healings. Thank you for awakening me from my church-brat-ness so that I'm no longer a hindrance but a help.
God I would write forever. I'm so thankful for what you have done and continue to do for me. I can't write it on paper, but Lord I know you can understand my heart.
I love you,
To have a thankful heart, to trust God through a period as rough and confusing as middle school, to be a help and not a hindrance, to simply love God as much as I know how -- Thank you, little me, for writing it down and hiding it away so I could find it again.