I am thinking today that I have a lot to be thankful for in this life. Tonight, hubby went to a Continuing Education course (he’s a dentist) and I had some time alone…with the kids. I mean, is a homeschooling mom ever really alone? Anyway, they are big now and, though sometimes I miss their little selves (the ones who would goo and gaa, and had little dimples in their hands), I love having an 8 and a 10 year old. So anyway here goes:
I am thankful that my kids are big enough to play Battleship, while I clean up the kitchen (“It’s a direct hit!”). I am thankful that we had dishes to clean, and food to eat, along with clean water to bathe in, cook with, and drink – not everyone had that today. I am thankful for air conditioning – in March – yes we are in Arizona, and running the heater and A/C both this week.
I am thankful that I vacuumed and mopped tonight instead of watching “He’s Just Not That Into You” – because it is awesomer to walk in bare feet across a cool, clean floor and see vacuum marks in my carpets than it is to veg out all night…and because usually, at the end of a long day, I would totally watch the movie! I am thankful for the poetic license to make up new words like awesomer.
I am thankful that my hard-working hubby loves his work so much that he will do it all day, and then rush off to learn more about it, but only once a month.
I am thankful that I finished writing my presentation and making handouts for a workshop I am leading at the end of March. I have 2 weeks to finish my slides. That is something 20 year old Britta would never have done – that was when I was a terrible procrastinator, before I became a terrible perfectionist. Now I am just trying not to be terrible at anything, but that’s a work in progress!
I am thankful that my Momma is doing well. It is almost a year since she finished her chemo for a late stage ovarian cancer. I love that woman – she is the sun-shiniest, gospel-speakingest New Orleans Saints fan I know. And she has cute little sayings like, “that Lance Armstrong was crookeder than a dog’s hind leg.” She grew up in north Louisiana and, though she left it long ago, she still carries a little of it around with her.
I am thankful to live in a country where I can read my Bible, blog about it (most days, when I am not blogging about vacuuming), and go to church without fearing for my life. Not everyone can say that. I am most thankful that I have the LORD in my life – because without Him, none of these things could bring me pleasure.
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of Your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1-2).
Tell me, friend, what are you grateful for today?
Britta ~ I am justAgirl…just like you!
P.S. BTW, I am so thankful to be leading a workshop, which is a great opportunity! Yay! I am likely to talk too much, over share, and generally wear myself out. Please pray for me…