Thursday, April 08, 2010

Thursday Thanks Tank #124

My list is short this week but what I am thankful for is huge:

1. Outdoor Safety Fair: I am thankful for the many, many people that are helping put together the Outdoor Safety Fair at our school. It is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). At the fair, we are raffling off 15 baskets that were created by the classrooms. I am the PTO President and my husband is the Coordinator for the event. I have to say, I am very thankful for my husband and his willingness to be a part of the safety fair. If it wasn't for him, I'd be certifiably insane right now. I have been consumed with organizing the basket raffle and and safety fair for weeks. It would not be possible without all of the volunteers we have.

2. Sarah's surgery was successful: My niece, Sarah, had a swallow test this week. The test showed that she is swallowing liquids completely normal. The surgery to repair the laryngeal cleft was completely successful. They will begin the gradual process of putting less thickener in her drinks. If all goes well in a few months, then she should be able to drink completely normal drinks. She will also be able to have things like soup, fruit, and ice cream. Ice cream!! They are looking forward to a fun summer with popsicles and ice cream.

3. Easter is not over: "Easter is not over" has been running through my mind all day. Yes, we had a nice Easter celebration. I am feeling inspired to continue to celebrate. Not only is death not the end, the resurrection is not a one day celebration. (I want to write more about this... maybe sometime after the big safey fair.)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
1 Peter 1:3


Beth E. said...

Those are wonderful things for which to be thankful!

Good help is hard to glad you've got your hubby helping out.

That's wonderful news about your niece....thank you, Jesus! I'm sure this summer will be very exciting for her as she tries all of those new treats. :-)

Looking forward to your post about Easter.


Foursons said...

So happy to hear about Sarah! Good, good news!

Brandi said...

FABULOUS news about Sarah! :) Wonderful things to be thankful for indeed.

Right now I'm being thankful for Oreos and good old fattening whole milk. I know, I'm deep like that. ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh Jane Anne...that is such great news for Sarah. I know you are all rejoicing.
Amen that Easter is not over. His resurrection gives us life! Eternal!

Missy said...

What wonderful news about Sarah!
I cannot wait to read about how Easter is not over. It is so easy to celebrate during the Easter season and then go back to "normal."