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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful for The Saint's cuddliness (Hmm..is that even a word? LOL). Recently, he's snuggled onto my shoulder in the evening while I read to the rest of the munchkins & has fallen asleep there. Then in the morning, he likes to snuggle w/ me while he finishes waking up for the day.

2) I'm thankful for this book I found last spring while in Hocking Hills for my girls' weekend. I am now reading it aloud to the munchkins & they're enjoying it. It's called, "Andrew's Journey" by Wanda Diller Gilligan (an Ohio author). It's about an 8yr. boy who moves from Boston to Ohio in 1841 w/ his family. It's a great adventure, plus a lot of Ohio landmarks & history that ties in w/ our study of Ohio. I'll do a review of it soon.

3) I'm thankful for gas discounts. We built up 90 cents off per gallon at Giant Eagle, so I was able to get gas for the van yesterday for $2.59 a gallon instead of $3.49. So, w/ the savings I decided to get the van washed!

4) I'm thankful for The Saint staying in Mass the whole time on Sunday. Not only that...it was so sweet to see him participating by holding up his hands for the Our Father, keeping his hands clasped on the way to Communion, & kneeling to pray w/ us.

5) I'm thankful for Judy's new meme on Tuesdays, Lovin' My Husband (oops...which I missed yesterday). It's a great way to share w/ others how wonderful Casinodad is.


Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge said...

Making it through mass is a challenge for some of us too! That is such a great success!

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

"finishes waking up for the day"
That is SOOO cute...Benny does it too but I never thought of it quite like that...so precious!
I look forward to your book review...always looking for good stories around here! And, I'm glad you are enjoying the new meme...no worries about missing...we "show up" when we can, right? ::winks::
Tell the Saint that Mrs. Dudich is clapping for him being such a big boy and staying inside for the whole Mass! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Colleen said...

I love your list. My youngest boy was a snuggler. He could not say that so he called it "guggle." And we still use that word when we talk about memories, etc. about how he loved to guggle. (I hope I did not tell you this story before. I am at that age when I keep repeating my stories. Oh my.)

Susan said...

Great list.

I love watching kids at mass.