Wow! This month is almost over! It has been a very easy task of being thankful for just one thing each day. Imagine how this could change our attitudes if we did this each month! How could we be sad or angry, when we realize how much we have to be thankful for? I look around and there are numerous people and things that I have not named.
A warm house to come home to.
A pot of soup waiting in the crock pot.
Christmas lights shinning in the evening.
Homemade blankets to cuddle on the couch with.
Warm fuzzy socks are some of my favorite things!
Beautiful sunsets that remind me that God is near.
Yes, my list could go on and on.
Day 28: Today I am thankful for beautiful Christmas decorations that bring back memories each year. I truly love my Christmas tree. Not because it's the fanciest. Not because everything matches. Not because it has lots of bling. But, because it has lots of love. The ornaments are from when my kids were little. There are also pictures of my nieces and nephew. Each year we add another family picture. I look through my tree and see my babies growing through the years. I see our family expand and grow. I see my many blessings!
(One of the many pictures from our tree. It's from Christmas 2008.)
Day 29: I am thankful for the teachers in my children's lives. Each of my kids need different things. Joey needs to be pushed and some one to believe he can do it. Luke needs understanding and patience while being pushed to see how far he can go. Faith needs to be challenged so that her interest stays put and she does not get bored. It's amazing that with a class of 28+ children with different needs, that any of them can be met. But, my children have had some wonderful teachers through the years that hugged when they were needed and pushed my kids when they got too comfortable. I am also thankful for those teachers who stuck by me when it came to Luke. Some cried tears with me while holding my hand through the processes and changes a special needs child brings. What a blessing the right teacher can make! So thankful!
Luke's 3rd Grade Class, a wonderful teacher and a true friend!
Day 30: I am SO thankful my kitchen is about done!! It has been a long process. Just the demolition part seemed to take forever! Long staples, wood glue, and 3 or 4 inch nails held up the old cabinets. Oh, my goodness, I didn't even mention the floors. The plaid 70's carpet, layer of glue, layer of laminate, then (of course) a layer of paper from underneath the laminate. Such a blessing to walk into my kitchen on my new terra-cotta tile and be able to turn my stove on! Or to bake bread in my oven. I love the openness of the kitchen arrangement as well as the bar area which is my baking area. LOVE! :) I know there is another project just lurking in the background (master bath) but I want to stop (and rest) to enjoy the beauty and blessings. Well, plus, get the kitchen totally done! :D
Thank You Lord for loving me. Thank You Lord for the many blessings You've given me. I know that every good and perfect gift has came from You.