For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-14

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Thankful for Friday!

This has been a long week, full of ups and downs. Looking back over my week, I don't feel like I accomplished much, but I guess that's OK. :) Yesterday I was fairly under the weather, feeling rotten and extremely tired. Thankfully, today I feel a bit better and ready to face the task of getting ready for another weekend. I so look forward to weekends these days, it seems to be the only time that we get to see Wade much. His work schedule these days leaves little time for much in the way of "family time". Trying to make the most of it is hard sometimes, but we are so thankful that he is working. Any time I start to get frustrated with the fact that he is not home, or is so extremely tired I remind myself that it could be worse...he could be laid off again. We know that is something that is not out of the question in the coming weeks, so we will remain thankful he has a job now. :)

Our family has been so blessed, the Lord has provided for our every need. How could we not be thankful? Each Friday, here at Tanglewood Hills, Friday will be our "Thankful" day. I'll post a list of "blessings" we've noticed or received during the week. It is just too easy to loose sight of the blessings the Lord gives us in the midst of hard times. Often we miss the little things that the Lord does just to remind us that He has not left us alone in this life. I'd like to try and focus on the many blessings as I end my week, rather than the stresses and aggravations we might have faced during our week.

This week, I am thankful for:

*Fresh milk from our Tinkerbel
*Home made hamburger buns that turned out beautifully yesterday. :)
*Wade's job and the income it provides
*Amazing kids that took such good care of things yesterday when I was not feeling well
*Chickens that are giving us an abundance of eggs
*Fresh peas from our garden
*Finally receiving the registration paperwork for our Nigerian Dwarf doe, Cookie
*My clothes line
*My job with Gling and my amazingly understanding boss

So much more I could list, but you get the idea. :) We ARE so blessed! Thank you Jesus for all that YOU have provided for our family.

2 comments:

Cinnamon said...

I love your idea of having a 'Thankful' day. That's one thing the Lord has shown me over the years....you can be thankful or grumpy. It's simply a choice. My choice and so easy to make.

Praise the Lord for jobs! I need to be more thankful in that area.

~Cinnamon

Valerie said...

You are so right! I try to remain thankful, even when it seems hard to find something to be thankful for. When I can, it always makes the hard times easier. God is good...ALL the time. It's sad that it is often hard to remember that. Making myself have a "Thankful Day" helps me to see the blessings I receive each and every week! :)

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