Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thankful Thursday #36
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Here's my list for this week:
1) I am thankful that my husband loves his family. He makes sure to spend quality time with each of his children as often as he can. He also plans elaborate "dates" with dad once per year. For example, he took our 7 year old, Ashley, to the ballet last year since she wanted to become a ballerina. Then he took our 9 year old, Stephanie, to the horse races because she has a love of horses (No betting just went to watch and have fun). He also takes our son on a father son camping trip with another Dad and son each year. They canoe down the river and camp on an island. These are memory makers.
2) I am thankful that my Dad came over to help us unpack one day this week. I had put on my facebook that I intended to finish unpacking by the end of the weekend and he replied, "tic, tic, tic" and to that I commented, "you know you could come and help" and he dutifully did! Love you Dad! It was a HUGE help, too! He tackled and completed my son's room. Phew...
3) I am thankful for the produce that my Mom willingly shares from her prolific garden. She sent over tomatoes that just melt in your mouth and these scrumptious lemon cucumbers (yes that's what they are called). She has such a giving heart to share such decedent food. Thanks Mom, I love you!
4) I am thankful that there are so many nice kids in our new neighborhood. The doorbell has not stopped ringing as the neighborhood kids are making my children feel quite popular and welcome. The adults seem nice, too - we are just too preoccupied with unpacking to go out and make friends yet.
5) I am thankful that we live in a free country and can worship God freely. I read on Greg's blog last week how he can't take a picture on his street without seeing many churches and another girlfriend was telling me that they were church shopping and to date they had visited 9 churches! We are so blessed in America.