Saturday, January 12, 2013
So much to be thankful for
You may have heard me mention the Jesus Stocking we kept this year for Advent. I'd been meaning to share what was inside.
I will tell you that when we read them all on Christmas day, the Hippie cried more than once because she felt bad that she "didn't write all the good stuff" that we did. The poor girl felt so guilty that she had only said "family" and not listed us individually. I assured her that we are all different and that we just thought of different things to write at dinner each night, but I know her heart and have no doubt how thankful she is for everything. That girl truly has a heart of GOLD. Anyway, I thought you might like to see what was written. (As expected, Momma's were mostly "novels" compared to the one word entries by the others. Forgive me. I like to write. :)
These are in no particular order ~ just stuffed in the stocking. And, yes, there are a few repeats. Hey, it's hard to remember what you've already written after 24 days!
Mommy and Daddy to make the food
Going to Germany
Faith and Trust
Mommy and Daddy to make everything happy
Seeing my cousins, B*** and S*** (sorry, safety and all)
Mommy and Daddy
Happiness, not madness
Judah (our cat)
W**** (the Hippie)
Not washing the dishes (the Hippie had to wash ALL of the dishes for a week as a punishment ... turned out to be a great thing for the Princess, lol).
No dishes or chores on my birthday
The Christmas Tree
I am thankful for my wonderful family.
Gifts and Daddy being off on December 23rd
I am thankful for my shelter.
I am thankful for food and water.
Jesus ... Merry Christmas
Table and chairs
W* (The Hippie)
Being a Daddy
M* (The Princess)
Friends and Family
Dinner time with the family
S* (our best friend/brother)
Days off work
I'm thankful to have a roof, a floor and a warm, cozy bed.
I'm thankful that God gave us Jesus so that he could show us how to be loving and kind.
Blue skies and sunshine
I'm thankful to be married to my best friend and soul mate.
To live close to the beach
Hot tea, Hot showers ... and Ice Cold Beer
Easy access to clean water and fresh, local produce
The chance to spend each and every day with my children
Family Dinner Time ~ listening to the girls' prayers, our conversations and the laughter
Two healthy children
Nanu (my Momma)
I'm thankful that God gave us B* and S* (my nieces) before taking Uncle W* (my little brother) back to Heaven.
The time I got to spend with Papa (my dad) and Uncle W* (my little brother)
That Homeschooling is legal
Aunt C* (family friend for 32 years)
For my Babies
Access to books
Music and my ability to hear it
Animals ~ all of them, but especially our pets
W* (the Hippie)
M* (the Princess)
I'm so very thankful to have found my one and only soul mate and to be sharing my life with my very best friend in the world!
My eyesight ~ so that I can see God's beautiful creation, my beautiful family and so that I can read books.
Almost a 100 things to be thankful for ... and I could have kept this going all year long.
What are you thankful for today?