Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday...what am I thankful for this week. I am thankful for...

1. my children...coughing, loud talking, and all.

2. my husband and 11 years of marriage. Thank you, honey, for a fun night out! Shall we plan another date night for next year? ;-)

3. my parents and a great trip seeing them this weekend. Congrats on the "retirement" mom. Thank you for being a wonderful Godly example of compassion, caring, loving woman of God. Thank you God for restoring my father's health. Slowly but surely he is healing and regaining his strength. God, please continue to grant them both patience with the healing process.

4. safety...we traveled there and back safely! What a blessing.

5. for volunteers who are starting to come forward to help out in our VBS this summer. What a blessing to have people who want to share Jesus and His love with children!

6. amoxicillin...Please God, use this medication to help Andrew and Bethany finally kick this cough that has all but taken over our lives. Please grant them a peaceful night of rest, free of the coughing.

7. my bed. Nothing like a few nights in a "strange," small bed to make you appreciate your big ol' king size! Hopefully tonight I'll actually get to sleep there, and not in the recliner holding a coughing 3 year old! :-)

8. summer fun! Softball, t-ball, library, and swimming (I am CONFIDENT it will one day be warm enough for swimming!) to spend time as a family.

9. diet Pepsi...need I say more?

10. grapes, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, apples, oranges, coffee, chocolate...yummy food! (and most of those were even healthy!)

11. love...from my husband, children, parents, brother, nieces, aunts, cousins, grandparents, friends, but most of all God. Thank you God for loving me and providing me with all I need. Please help me to continue to be thankful and appreciate what you have given me. No, I may not have all I 'want' but I have so much more than I need or deserve. THANK YOU!!!


Denise said...

I love your thankful list, bless you.

Mary said...

What a great list girl. Praying for the kids and for you to get a good night's rest. Glad you had safe travels. Thanks for sharing. Have an awesome weekend.

Crystal said...

I too love my king sized bed and miss it when I am gone somewhere else, especially when we go to my inlaws and they have a double bed for us to use.....that just kills me everytime...good thing we only go twice a year...
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging words.

Alycia said...

I just found your blog and am so happy I did! I enjoyed reading your list and can relate to sick children, amoxicillin and tiny prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Have a peaceful nights sleep. Blessings, from Okinawa Japan

Deena said...

I'm hearin' ya on #9! And I agree, nothing like traveling to make you appreciate your own bed!! Thanks for making me smile today:-)

eph2810 said...

I am sorry to read that your children are sick. I do hope that the medication will soon kick the nasty cough and they (and you) can sleep well again.
How wonderful that you were able to spend time with your parents. It is so nice--I miss it often.
Hehe - Diet Pepsi, what can I say--I am 'addicted' again *sigh*.
I was able to get some cherries yesterday - yummy :)

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.