Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thursday Thanks Tank #77

My thankfulness starts in the little things in this list and abounds past the big things.

Birkenstocks - I love them. I am wearing them and longing for Spring.

A clean kitchen floor - My kitchen floor was clean a few days ago. I had a wonderful cleaning crew.

Having friends over last minute - I love last minute get-togethers. I love not stressing about preparations. Being real and together with friends is awesome.

Relaxed Sundays - There isn't a better day than a relaxed and refreshing Sunday.

My children playing together - I love seeing joy on my kids' faces as they play.

New Music - No Line on the Horizon is a simple pleasure for me this week.

Gracious offers of help from friends - We were beyond blessed by offers from friends and family last week. If you missed it, we were robbed online. We had so many people offer us help. We were blown away by God's provision.

Recovered Money - Our money was recovered. We were told by the bank investigator that it is rare to discover this type of situation before the money is gone. We were so fortunate. We are still trying to get the banking situation worked out.

Coffee - Coffee makes me smile in the morning. My husband makes me smile when he brings me a cup first thing.

Shelby - I am thankful for this sweet friend that had a birthday this week.

Psalm 63:1 - I have memorized this verse this week. Funny thing, when my hubby heard me recite it, he missed the first part of the verse and picked up on the middle ("my soul thirst for you, my body longs for you"). That selective hearing made for a wonderful laugh. And now, I will never forget the verse.

“Momma come here” and “Momma, watch this!” - I hear this constantly. I was reminded this morning (by that still sweet voice that nudges my heart) that the constant requests of my children mean that they desire my approval and appreciate my attention. I am thankful for their appreciation.

A planned retreat - I am getting away for a night this weekend (overnight!) with just the girls.

Asking for and receiving advice from others- I am thankful for the insight of others.

Prayer- I am praying over something. I think I want one path and I am being nudged in the other direction. I am thankful that I can depend on prayer.

My new nephew - I have a new nephew. Hank Owen Tate was born last week, weighing in at 8 lbs 1 ounce.

Reflecting on the past – Yesterday's list ( Favorite Gravity Moments) was fun to make. I came across an old post called New Love. It's about small town living. I need to read it weekly because sometimes I struggle with contentment. This post reminds me to be thankful.

A great dentist appointment - My 3 year-old had no problem at his dentist appointment today. In fact, he was showing the dentist his moves!

Dirt - My boys make me appreciate dirt. They have so much fun with it!


Elaine said...

This was such a beautiful thankful list. I laughed, I teared up a bit, but most of all I felt really grateful to know you. I will be praying for your direction also...

RLR said...

I did my first Thursday Thanks Tank post this week. Well, I messed up the 'scheduling' part of it - but it's fixed now :) Hope you'll drop by some time.
Praying that you will find the direction and enjoy the girls' weekend. And I am thankful for your reminder that "Mama, watch this!" is really an "I love you."

He And Me + 3 said...

So much to be thankful for. I love your list. I too love a clean kitchen floor and you have such great helpers.

momstheword said...

Boys and dirt, what a great combination! I do not own one pair of Birkenstocks. My friends would tease me because I had the "requesite" homeschool "uniform" of hair down past my behind but was missing the denim jumper and the Birkenstocks, lol!

Julie said...

Oh! Thomas tonight told me how brave he was at the dentist! I told him I was very proud of him.

amy jo said...

Great list jj. I will be praying for a clear direction for you to choose. Love you. AJ

Becca said...

Your pictures really show how much you love your family. I am so glad your money situation is going as well as it is, you're lucky!!!

Trisha said...

What a great thanks tank! I pulled out my flip flops as well and can't wait until I get to keep them out! (It's supposed to get colder this week.)

Have a great weekend!

Jeanne said...

Oh, what a wonderful list!!! I can't wait for the day when I have a kitchen cleaning crew like yours!

Rachel said...

I love your pictures! And great descriptions. Awesome how God provides, isn't it?! :)