Thursday, October 25, 2007

Thankful Thursday


THANKFUL THURSDAY!!!! How I've missed you! I just haven't taken the time to post about all my blessings lately, and I have that need. I'm having a very stressful week, so I NEED to take 5 and remember my blessings.

I'm thankful...

  1. That my dad continues to recover, slowly, but recover he does. He is now sitting up in a special chair for 2-3 hours at a time, 3 times a day. He spent about an hour outside this past week, and it's the first time he's been outside (except for moving from one hospital to the next) in almost 3 months. His parents also were able to come visit him in the hospital from their nursing home...it was the first time they've seen him in 4 months.
  2. That everyone in my home is healthy...no asthma difficulties, no ear infections (at this point!). Andrew has hives or something on his face and is going to the doctor this morning, but I'm not too concerned. Just needs something to get rid of the redness/itchiness. He's acting fine.
  3. I'm thankful that our church's Fall Carnival is tomorrow night. Lots of fun for the entire family, games, food...and what gets done for it gets done. It will be fun...and then I can sleep.
  4. I'm thankful for Tuesday evening. We spent the evening at the lake. Fishing, grilling out...and just having some fun family time. I LOVE those times. (I know I promised more "daylight" pictures...but I forgot my camera!)
  5. I'm so thankful for my friend Jacque. I can tell her all my troubles, get them off my chest, and go on with life...she's such a wonderful friend and I don't know how I would live without her. Thank You, God, for giving me Jacque!!!!
  6. I'm thankful for wonderful Christian women bloggers I have gotten to know....funny story...I've been reading Elizabeth and Rebecca's blogs for a while now. I have emailed with them and prayed for them. Well, Rebecca went on a trip this weekend to visit her sister...when I went to her blog to see how her trip went, I recognized Elizabeth's children...they are SISTERS!!!! How small is our world???

I have so much more that I am thankful for...but need to get moving, and get kids to school. Blessings to all of you!

13 comments:

Angie said...

Andie you have the sweetest thankful list! I am so glad your dad is improving!
ENJOY the fall carnival--I love those things!!!
Be blessed friend!

Mary said...

A small world indeed. I hope you have a terrific time at the Fall Carnival. Sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoyed your list.

Blessings,
Mary

Diane said...

Great list! And I hope that taking the time to list the things you feel grateful for.....has blessed you during this stressful time. What a good thing to do--when things are looking down--look up!

Diane

Andie said...

thhings are looking up!!! After I posted, R (one of my childcare girlies) threw up in my van, Andrew was diagnosed with Strep...now we're only getting better from here!!! :-) Thank You, God for today, and all that it brings!! Help me to have a thankful heart...it only gets better from here!
Blessings-Andie

Kathleen Marie said...

Praise God your Dad is doing so well and you have had fun events to go to.
Your list is heartwarming.

God Bless!

Crystal said...

I'm so happy your Dad is on the mend.
I agree with you, our world is small when you really come down to it, it's great how God connects us with people that encourage us just at the right time.

Thanks for sharing your Thankful heart with us this week!

Blessings

Anonymous said...

andie i enjoy your blog I get to feel close to you and your family. Just reading what you all are doing makes me feel you are just around the corner. Thanks for sharing your heart with us. It's those thankful lists that keep us positive. The 3 older girls and Michelle are on there way to Memphis to spend the weekend with us, can't wait to see them. Love you lots marilyn

Denise said...

Praising God for your dads continued recovery.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Glad to hear your dad is making steps toward recovery. And what a funny bloggy connection. It's a small after all!

Lynn said...

God is so good. He fills our hearts when we pause and give thanks. Great TT list.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful Thankful Thursday list! I hope your son gets better quickly-so much for not worrying about him!

Those little girlies with their fishing poles (and big brother too!) were just darling.

Wanted to let you know...you guessed right. My kiddos are going to be raggedy Anne and Andy..so you aren't that bad a guesser after all! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Love Your List :)

I felt special to be listed on your Thankful List!!!

I hope everyone gets better very soon at your house, and that Strep won't be passed around!

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I hope to get back on track really soon :)

Steffie B. said...

wonderful things to be thankful for!