Monday, November 7, 2011

 30 Days of Thankfulness; Day 7 {Thankful for hope, friends, and serving}

Today: I am thankful for that little unpretentious place down the road and around the bend, where a part of my heart is. ...Grateful for those few minutes, while running errands, when I stepped onto that familiar ground and saw our last name carved in stone.

Overflowing thanks to Jesus for the healing that allows me to stand beside the grave of our little boy and smile... feeling so much hope, so much joy, so many things I thought I would never feel again on that cold day when we stood in that exact spot, over 9 years ago.

I am thankful for music. Today I edited photos to the smooth sounds of Adelle, Natalie Grant, Paul Baloche, Newsboys and Sanctus Real.

I am thankful for friends and birthdays to celebrate them.

I am thankful for coffee and cheesecake. 

I am so grateful for a place to serve. To volunteer my time in a ministry that I believe in 100%.

I am thankful for my husband, and the sweet ways that he takes the time to know me, and love me.

I am thankful that in the midst of our passing one another in the 5 minutes that we actually saw each other today, he passed me a mocha frappe {and a kiss}.

I am grateful for a sweet, reliable, and fun babysitter for the boys

So many times today I thought about my "thankful list". And it brought such a smile to my face - because it kept getting bigger and bigger.  Of course my mental list didn't quite make it to the blog, because mental lists are very fleeting for me, but still - the gratefulness in my heart is growing.

I am more aware. That is a very good thing.

And now, I am grateful for my bed. My pillow and down comforter. :) The day has been so full... and my eyes are simply not going to stay open.

1 comment:

Arlona said...

Glad that the boys had a fun baby sitter since grandma mac could not be there. We are having a good time with the grandkids here. Looking forward to being back with your boys again. I miss them.