I Am Thankful Today

Actually, I’m thankful most days.

But today I am giving a thank-you note. (It is my husband’s birthday.)

And, because I want to remember what I wrote, and maybe give some married readers an idea, I’m putting it here too.

If you read this here, too, Teena, I want this to be honoring to you.

If you read this and want to know why it’s such a big deal to me (other than the obvious) my previous post explains what my mother-in-law did that was unique. She did what every mother needs to do, with less support (I dare say) than most.

Outside of card:
Just a note to say…

Inside of card:
…Thank you, Teena.

Thank you for Jay, and the gift he is to me.

I know he wouldn’t be everything I need today if he hadn’t had you to prepare him for where God would place him.

Thank you for the time and thought you invested in guiding his heart and education.

Thank you for the effort you took to give him a foundation in spiritual things.

Thank you for introducing my husband to Jesus.

Thank you for your faithfulness, Teena.

You have blessed me, more than you’ll ever know.

–Amy Jane


I wanted to share this idea with more people, so it is now my WFMW this week.

Blessings on your day!

12 thoughts on “I Am Thankful Today

  1. This is a great idea. Since becoming a mom, I’ve taken on a new perspective of birthdays. They’re always about the person whose birthday it is, but I think a lot more attention should be paid to the person who birthed the person on that birth-day. I am composing-in-my-head a letter to my mom for my birthday in May this year.

  2. This is beautiful. It’s nice to hear something good about a mother-in-law, with all the nasty press they get! My mil died a little over a year ago, after a long bout with diabetes and all its complications. I miss her a lot! Give your mil a kiss for me, okay?

  3. What a beautiful idea! I feel the exact same way about my mother-in-law, but haven’t exactly expressed it to her in words. I may have to write her a letter for Mother’s Day!

  4. Oh! This is lovely!

    I verbally thanked my MIL and FIL and went on to thank their parents too. My MIL had made a slushy drink for me which I was enjoying while thanking them. FIL laughed and asked his wife, “WHAT did you give her to drink!”

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