Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thursday Thanks Tank #83
I have a terrible cold. I couldn't smile at the day this morning. I couldn't stay in bed, either, though I really, really tried. I am walking around in a cold-induced fog. It isn't pretty. I am not a picture of beauty. But, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. Here in the Northwest that is a big deal. It's Thursday and I have a thankful heart. This last week was a busy week in my house. A lot happened. As I think of the week, I realize I am very blessed.
Here's some of what is filling up my Thanks Tank:
1. Good Medicine
One of these two things made me smile this morning.
My husband was good to bring them both to me. I do not like liquid medicine -at all. He got it anyway and held the coffee hostage until I took the medicine. They both worked wonders for me.
I went to bed early last night. I slept hard.
Here's my little man asleep on the couch yesterday.
We had friends visit us this last weekend. What a joy! There is nothing like enjoying good company, good food, lots of laughs, and celebrating the joy of Easter. I could write a book about how much these friends mean to me. I am thankful they made the trip. We had such a great time with them.
Here are the kids right before the Easter Egg hunt.
4. Resurrection Power
I am thankful for the power that comes from Easter. Easter is not over. We aren't celebrating the day anymore but the power from it continues. I am focusing on God's grace right now. He gave us grace so we can give grace to others.
5. Meeting with Principal
We met with the principal of the school about David's peanut allergy on Friday. It was a good meeting. I didn't realize how much energy I had invested in the meeting until I felt totally exhausted afterward. I plan on posting about our journey with the school.
6. New Responsibilities
Speaking of the school, guess who is the new PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) President for next year? That's my new responsibility that I alluded to a few weeks ago. I was elected on Wednesday of last week. I am honored and excited about the responsibility. I would have been a part of the PTO even if David didn't have a severe peanut allergy. However, I am keenly aware that this allows me another way to build relationships with the teachers and staff.
7. Date Night
Seth and I went on a date Friday night. To say we don't go out often is an understatement. We enjoyed our company. We went out with 3 other couples. We spent the time sharing stories and laughing. The laughter was refreshing.
8. Unprompted Sweet Sibling Moments
When I gave Elisabeth her basket on Easter morning, the boys crowded around her and excitedly showed her the goodies. It was precious.
Take time to be thankful today. You will benefit from it.