As I reflect on the past year and consider all that took place, the ups and downs, happiness and sadness, births and deaths, joys and pains both emotionally and physically I cannot help but be thankful for God’s goodness and faithfulness. Even to this day I am not pain free, and I am struggling to hold back my tears even I write this post, but even in our darkest days we have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed, there is so much for which I am very grateful. I have been blessed with opportunities to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ in 2019. Through it all, I have learned to be grateful. As I ponder all my blessings I realized that there are many things we take for granted.