Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

So here we are again. Another week has flown by! There hasn't been much time to sit down and be incredibly thoughtful about life (sorry - no pics this week, I am tired!!), but still there remains so much to be thankful for and so much that the Father does for, in, and through us. This week I am thankful for...

Coming up for air on the other side of a very exhausting week

The Holy Week fireworks (At first, this was a complaint as I heard someone setting them off at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. If you have kids you know that July 4th and New Years Eve are the most annoying of all holidays, threatening to wake your babies up with every blast. As I laid there listening to them though, I figured Jesus was much more worthy of celebration than either our country or a new year, so I was fine with it after that. I'm sure they were not necessarily fireworks for Jesus, but He IS risen, so why not make them about Him? And no one woke up!)

Open-handed friends who teach this tight-fisted one how to relax and be generous

Still thankful for no throw up

Watching my sweet 3 year old Noa Jane enjoy her Minnie Mouse birthday party with childlike wonder

Russ' help cleaning up the house (this was a lot of work!) after the aforementioned exhausting week

Heart friends, near friends, distant friends, family friends, new friends, old friends - wonderful people who round out our lives and journey with us as we follow Christ

Days where I actually get a nap

Living so near to so many neat farms during this time of year-strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, fresh veggies, goat cheese, fresh chicken eggs... Makes me feel like I'm home.

The 3 ducks (as Noa would say, "a Mommy one, a Daddy one, and a baby one" -- although there are really just 2 mallards and a female one) that visited us in our backyard one day. I prayed for them to come back (as the girls thought it was the coolest thing ever and it kept them busy for about 30 minutes) and they came back this morning, just waddling through! I have no idea what they're doing, or why they would come to us, but it was a neat little gift this morning!

The grace bestowed upon us in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and the privilege of celebrating that this week

I hope this next week is a meaningful one for you, my friends! May we honor Christ in all we do and notice Him at work in great and small things. Side note: Will you please pray for my babies as they are sick with some kind of cough thing. Ruthie has a fever. I would love to add their healing to my list next week. :)

1 comment:

2guyz, a chic and the lady said...

"Lord, I am thankful for Jackie's "Thankful Thursdays" as it reminds us all of the little things we forget to thank you for and the people who help remind us to appreciate what we do have, event the hard days as someone else is having a much harder day. So, today, at this moment, Lord I thank you for blessing Jackie with a thankful heart and a sharing heart to help keep our eyes looking up to you in everything, for everything. In Jesus' Name, Thanks God."
Thank you Jackie for the reminder!! Love ya...Ricque