Day 5: 30 Days of Giving Thanks

Day 5: Today, I am giving thanks for my friend Stephanie.

30 Days of Giving ThanksGrowing up, I prayed every day that God would bless me with a sister. What I didn’t understand was that He was waiting until I was ready for one.

A couple of years ago, I started to get to know a sweet lady from church, and our friendship quickly developed into a sisterhood. We can tell each other anything, and she has always been there for me. My kids refer to her as “Aunt Stephy” and we have pretty much adopted her into our family. (So, if you ever see a family picture with a beautiful raven-haired lady in it, you will understand why.)

Steph helps me SO much more than I can ever express. In fact, she and her family have taken such good care of us this past year. They brought over their spare refrigerator when ours broke down. Rob (her husband) and Steph entertain Gage during church when they are the only two he wants anything to do with. Steph even helped us find our house, when we were frantically searching for a way to get out of our too-little cabin. We would truly be lost without the Frank family, and we are so blessed that God has brought them into our lives.

We love you, Aunt Stephy… and your whole family. You are all so special to us.

What are you thankful for today?

If you are participating in 30 Days of Giving Thanks, please leave your link below. I hope you’ll also grab a button from the sidebar and share it on your blog as well. I’d love to stop by and read your posts on Giving Thanks.

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Thanks for sharing

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    Natalie Chilicki says:

    So many friends of ours have become like our family! I’ve always said that friends are the family you get to choose!

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    I did not mean to leave two links. I am so sorry. I thought that one of them had been removed.

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