Monday, November 16, 2009

30 Days of Thanks: Day 15 (belated)

Connie, over at From the Heart of My "Haus" is celebrating 30 days of Thanks during the month of November. Be sure to visit her blog and link up with us as we celebrate God's goodness.

I am thankful . . .

  1. Mr. Smiley's delight with tongs and all things pirate (well, knight).

  2. Getting to watch 4+ movies, in a row! I have always wanted to indulge in this positively lazy activity. A local video store has free children's movies. Sickness does have its perks.
  3. I loved the questions and comments that were raised while we were watching the movie, Earth. "Oh, look. Him there he goes. He gets his dinner. Watch!" as a cougar pounced on one of God's precious gazelles, I believe.
  4. A husband who wants to play nurse to his children and nurture them. I really think that he does a better job than me. He is truly compassionate and unselfish.

  5. My mom made us over a gallon of applesauce. I just can't make it like her.
  6. After searching high and low for the movie Cinderella, I finally asked my sister if she had the movie. I don't know why I didn't ask someone sooner who actually had girls!
  7. I sewed a sling for my sister-in-law, ironed all of the other sling fabric, and began cutting! Watch out etsy site! I'm going to be putting some pictures up on you soon!
  8. I love to hear Hottie Hubby talk. Not only is his voice melodic to me, but I love that he includes me (me!) in his thoughts and decisions. Yesterday, we spent a considerable amount of time discussing his commuter bike (it's between a Cannondale and a Fuji, any opinions out there?) and planning our anniversary holiday trip.
  9. The Hottie blessed me by allowing me to sleep in yesterday.
  10. I have experienced true concern as a parent the past week that I have never felt before. I have had to make decisions that I don't enjoy. But through all of this I am reminded of Psalm 23. I am thankful that God loves my children even more than me. Through all of our unexpected and unwanted sickness, I have been greatly reminded how much I love my quivers.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

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Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Those are great! I am so glad to hear you are feeling better and that you have such an awesome hubby to take good care of you all.

(Oh, I just realized when reading around your blog that you have a Rhodesian. We do too. They are the best, aren't they. Trouble...but the best.

Conny said...

so glad you got to indulge your sick ones with some TLC & movies!! My husband, like yours, is probably the better care giver at our house too. He truly ENJOYS taking care of the kids ... maybe because he doesn't always get the opportunity. He's also the more affectionate one at our house! I'm working on it!!
Anyway...hope you all are feeling better by now.

Mamma James said...

I LOVE Mr. Smiley's knight-ed picture! It made me laugh...a delightful little guy he is! I too have been encouraged by Psalm 23...many of the kids verses just rebuke me because we try not only to memorize them but explain the meaning to the kids and live them out in our daily walk...HARD, but REWARDING!

Michelle said...

Loving your lists ~ keep 'em coming! *Ü*