Day 11: 30 Days of Gratitude

Today, I am thankful that this morning, the mercy of God began again. Today, there is mercy for everything included in this day. And tomorrow, when the new day begins, His mercy will be refreshed.

Anyone who has known me for at least a few years knows that I’ve had some pretty difficult days. What always keeps me going is the faithful love and His mercy the meets me each day. Without that, I (we) really have nothing. And there actually would be no hope.

I went in to say good morning to the boys this morning and was surprised to see that Ethan’s bed was in place. I went over to him and told him that I was so happy that he didn’t move his bed and what a good boy he is and that I loved him so much. He gave me the squinty smile where he smiles so big that his whole face scrunches up. (No, my love for him is not dependent on him not moving his bed, and he knows that.) I was thinking about that later in the day today and could see my heavenly Father. I could see Him coming in to me as I wake up and telling me how much He loves me and that He’s proud that I’m His son. His faithful love and mercy meeting me in the morning.

That makes ME do the squinty smile!

Chris Malone

Chris and his family serve as missionaries near Kyiv, Ukraine. Chris and his wife, Mary, have nine children. Five of their children have Down syndrome and four of those are adopted from Ukraine. Their four older children are in various stages of starting college and starting careers.

4 thoughts on “Day 11: 30 Days of Gratitude”

  1. Love this! I love squinty smiles, everyone needs a smile. Thank you for your blogs! It is great hearing from you each day😀❤💖They give me a smile each time.

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