Thankful. Overwhelmed.

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Okay ya’ll – it’s time for the thanksgiving post. We all knew this had to happen. I’m just so overwhelmed with things to be thankful for I don’t know where to begin. I know it may be a little early for the yearly reminisce, but the fall weather sings nostalgia to me. I can’t help it, and plus – I might as well get my memory clinging in before the apocalypse.

There is something about the crispness of the leaves intermingled with the smells of passing seasons that tends to remind us of all the beautiful memories we hold. As my older sister put it “It is because the leaves are dying, but it is still so beautiful”.
Whatever it is – the fall weather makes me a tad bit sentimental. And I have good reason to be. This year has been full of changes. All three of my elder siblings grew up when I wasn’t looking and I was left in the dust – now I try desperately to catch up. My oldest brother moved thousands of miles away. My other brother got married. My older sister started college and basically became an adult. My whole family moved (rather unexpectedly) to another part of town. The summer was filled with life-changing experience after life-changing experience. Including fulfilling one of my life long dreams – traveling to another country.
I met so many people, learned so many hard lessons, and became slightly famous : )
All in all there is so much to be thankful for. But the number one most important thing is being with my wonderful Lord. I can’t really explain the depth of my love for Him. But you have to believe me – He is amazing. Somehow he always keeps me close to him. Even when I try to leave. Even when I am determined to give up. ( Crazy right, but it happens ). Somehow the Lord always keeps me close to him. Which is why I dedicated my thanksgiving to singing to him. I wrote a few songs – they are not any good, but this one is close to my heart:

Walls of Mercy Hold me in

Gentle love and arm of mercy
bring me closer to you still
pull me in, a lowly captive
held for your eternal will. 

Chains of something I cannot see,
Though I try to stray in sin,
Firmly ever you would keep me, 
Walls of mercy hold me in. 

Though so often I despise you,
Plead to leave thy sweet embrace.
Yet you slowly draw me down through
wonders of the love I taste. 

Now with pleas I call upon you 
“bawl my ear upon the door”.
As I see and taste Him “The true,”
I will ever long for more. 

When I struggle, as I will do-
ever take the better sword.
Let me always stay within you.
To surrender is my reward. 

Chains of something I cannot see,
Though I try to stray in sin,
Firmly ever you would keep me, 
Walls of mercy hold me in. 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

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