Thursday, August 9, 2007

Thankful Thursday

YIPPEE!!! It's Thankful Thursday. So much to be thankful for! Here goes...I'm thankful for...

  1. A busy, but fun week. Have you noticed I haven't had much time this week for blogging. Not only have I been limiting my time as a part of my Fit 4 Life Challenge, I have just been too busy! The kiddos and I went to the HUGE pool in Garden City on Tuesday. It's so big they have life guard stations in the middle of the pool. The life guards have to swim/wade to the chair. There is also a kiddie section with a little slide, fountains, and fun lily pad type things to climb on. We had a blast, but I forgot my camera!
  2. My new childcare families. I had all the kiddos here yesterday while the moms had an in service. It's going to be crazy, but fun. While Abbigail and Andrew are in school, I will have Bethany (my dd, 3 yo), R (girl, 3 yo), L (boy 1 yo), H (boy, 1yo) and H's baby brother or sister (to be born any day now!) I always wanted twins, now through my childcare, I will have two sets of "virtual" twins! :-) It's going to be so much fun!!!
  3. That my dad is still in the hospital where he can receive the care he needs. He is so weak. He has been given a spinal block to block the pain in his back. But being bed ridden for almost a month has zapped almost all of his strength. He is now getting some physical therapy to hopefully gain strength so he can be moved to a rehabilitation hospital, for more strength training. Please pray for my parents patience and courage in the face of this difficult and draining time.
  4. That while the predator on the loose in my town has not been caught, he has not harmed anyone...just property. A family in our church was broken into yesterday, but no one was home (Thank You, God). The teenage son had just left for band practice, and 15 minutes later the 13 yo daughter came home with some children she was babysitting...and her house was a wreck. She was able to call the children's father who came to her rescue, and then called the police. The police might be able to get fingerprints off the doorknob. Her parents were both out of town for the day. Thank You, God for protecting the family!!! Stuff (like windows) can be replaced, but Krista and Aaron cannot!!!
  5. For Air conditioning. The high this week is at least 100 every day...THANK YOU GOD FOR AC!!!!
  6. For a FUN evening last night. Hubby, the kiddos and I, all got on our swimming suits and went outside for fun! We stayed cool and had a blast...again, camera was inside...I guess it was safer that way, it surely would have been soaked!!!
  7. For my kiddos. They fight and argue, but they really do love each other. We have a lot of fun together. They are truly my 3 blessings!
  8. For my hubby, who is home from his trip!!!! He had a great time, but is still exhausted a week later. 9 days with teenagers will do that to a person!!! :-) He loves me no matter what and takes good care of us.
  9. For God's never ending love and grace. He is so wonderful!!! Where would I be without Him...NOWHERE! He gives me strength I need daily. He forgives me every time. He loves me unconditionally, not because of something I have done, but because He created me, and loves me!

Well, that's a list of some of the things I am thankful for today. Hop on over to Iris's to see what others are thankful for today! :-)


Dawn said...

Thank you so much for finding my request today, and for the encouragement. That's exactly what we're praying for - nothing wrong. But it has been very scary. They're on their way right now.

We need a good day care mom that is affordable! Pray with us about that as well, would you? My college roommate was from Garden City. Her dad had a business there, but this was probably before you were even thought of!

Ella said...

What a beautiful list, I loved reading it.

Have a great weekend.

allhisblessings said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad both of our a/c's are still functioning!!! Praise the Lord!

I'm glad no one has been hurt in your town, but I hope the person/people involved are caught soon.

I also hope your day will be getting better.

allhisblessings said...

that was supposed to say "dad"--I hope your "dad" will be getting better.

Linda said...

There is always so much to be thankful for Andie. I too am thankful for His protection.
It sounds like you're having a busy, fun family time. What a blessing that is.
I pray your Dad will recover quickly. Those long, draw-out things truly are so draining.
Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed week.

Sheri said...

I was so encouraged by reading your thankful list. It sounds like you and your family had a blessed week, with so much to thank Jesus for!

ColoradoDreaming said...

What a great list! Thanks for the comment! I like it when people visit and leave me notes.

I used to watch my firends kids but they grew up and now I do it "for real" so to speak. Not that watching 5 kids from two other families wasn't real, it was just friends so it seemed more like family than ever. But these guys do too to a certain extent.

Kathleen Marie said...

God Bless your sweet heart...You do indeed have so much to be thankful for. God is so good ☺

Denise said...

Such a lovely thankful list, bless you sweety.

MJS4Him said...

I enjoyed reading your list today.

Unashamed said...

Is it Thursday already?? I'm thanking God with you that no one has been hurt in the break-ins. That is a relief.

AmyD said...

What a great thankful list! I enjoyed stopping by.

Hopeful Spirit said...

Hopefully, the PD will catch the culprit soon.

My neighbor's car was stolen right off the front driveway the other night! But it is back . . . must have been kids taking it for a joyride or something.

Hang in there!

eph2810 said...

Sounds like you are having a great summer, which I guess is coming to an end - how cool that you have a great waterpark near by.
Wow - I guess you are having your hands full with all the little ones at your home. I think it is neat that you are giving other mothers the opportunity to have a safe home for their children, while they are at work.
I marvel over God's love, grace and mercy

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart this past week.

Blessings to you and yours...