Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday!! What am I thankful for this week? (To be perfectly honest, I'm a bit down today, I'm not feeling all that thankful, but I KNOW God has blessed me.)

1. I am thankful that today is a new day...yesterday was not the best day, and I'm thankful that today is all new!

2. I am thankful that my children are learning forgiveness and unconditional love (I need it after yesterday)

3. I am thankful for air conditioning!!! It is supposed to be in the upper 90's and 100 for the entire week...thank you God for AC! And a pool!!! And a cool, (dry!!) basement that has lots of toys where the kiddos can play when it's too hot to go outside.

4. I'm thankful for the gift of children...I've been reminded this week just how precious and fragile the gift of life is. Thank you, Father, for protecting my children and loaning them to me for these years. Please help me to be the best mother that I can me to be patient and kind, loving and wise. Help me to always remember what a blessing they are!

5. I'm thankful that our "vacation" is only a few weeks away...time to travel and visit family in North Dakota...we're all excited! The kids are so excited to go visit their cousins, and meet the newest cousin (Addison Kate)...can't wait to kiss those little cheeks!

6. I'm so thankful for our health. Last year we were dealing with a mysterious hair loss issue...Bethany lost most of her hair! But this summer, her hair is thick and full...Thank You, God!!!

7. I'm thankful that the youth group at our church has been blessed with their fund raising activities! Their trip to Orlando is almost entirely paid for! What a blessing!

8. I'm thankful that even when I'm not very thankful, God continues to bless me. Thank you, God, for knowing what is best...even (especially) when I don't. Please help me to see the wonderful blessings in my life.

Thanks for reading...go on over to Iris to see more Thankful Thursdays.


Wendy said...

It always helps to write down what I am thankful for, especially on down days. What a great list, sounds like you are truly blessed!

Looks like our kids are similar ages. Thanks for visiting today. :)

Diane said...

I, too, was not feeling very thankful before I posted my TT list. But as is always the case, when we lift our focus to look at the blessings...they are always there. TT is a great way to make us look and be grateful.


Mary said...

Thanks for sharing. God's mercies are new every morning. Glad He gives us a new day to begin again. Vacation is always fun to look forward to. Blessings on your day.

EllieMae said...

I felt the same way about my day until I wrote out my Thankful list. Your list was a blessing to me! Thanks for sharing!

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Denise said...

Bless you for being thankful even when you are feeling down. I will be lifting you up in prayers.

Christine said...

I'm with you on being thankful for the forgiveness of our children!

I'm so glad you've linked up to the hubby challenge! I hope you both are blessed!

Alycia said...

I am so thankful for our children too. God is so good in His faithful love and mercy. I second your A/C thankfulness ~ it is a big blessing for sure! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings from Japan!

eph2810 said...

Andie - I totally know what you mean about not feeling thankful after a not so good day/week. But we know that we have so much to be thankful for.
I am glad that you have a cool basement - I wish we had one. We suppose to hit 115 tomorrow...Only 111 today *sigh*.
I hope that you will have a wonderful time with family in North Dakota. Vacation time is always good :)

Thank you so much for sharing your thankfulness with us this week, despite you didn't feel thankful.

Be blessed today and always.