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Wednesday, August 29, 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 that our van tire popped on our street, as we were arriving home Mon. evening, instead of further from home.

2) I'm thankful for great homeschool affirmations (articles, inspiration, etc.), esp. those that come when I'm feeling the worst about my/our efforts.

3) I'm thankful for a great photo shoot on Friday evening for our whole extended family...15 of us, including my parents, my sister & her family, & our whole family. My mom wanted to have these photos taken before my nephew leaves in November for his two year mission. The photos turned out AWESOME!

4) I'm thankful for great conversations w/ the munchkins in the van, esp. w/ The Prophet. He usually sits up front w/ me & we have some of the best talks then!

5) I'm thankful for blessings in disguise & the foresight to see the positive side of things that at first seem bleak & not-so-great! I've had several of these w/in the past week.

3 comments:

Colleen said...

You have a wonderful list here. I love them all.
#3 - awesome! Hope we get to see 1 or 2??
#4 - same thing happened with me and my boys. Less distractions. Really is helpful during teen years when you need to know what is on their minds!!
#5 - that is a gift for sure. God bless!


Susan said...

I think homeschooling is a blessing and any teaching has its moments and tough times. Some people who've never done it may think it's all fun and games. Hardly. It's hard to teach.

Hope the obstacles and difficulties bring you closer to God.

Judy Dudich said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE #2 so much.
And, your whole list.
You are SO GIFTED in seeing GOOD when there is "icky"...Colleen is too...and I learn SO MUCH from both of you! I was JUST thanking God for the time with "the kid in the front seat" tonight! WE ARE SO MUCH ALIKE!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful blessings with us...and hang in there...sounds like it's been a tough week.