Thursday, September 4, 2014

a thankful Thursday

I am thankful...

  • to live in America, where car parts and mechanics are available
  • for friends who will drop everything and come assist when you're hot and sweaty and soaked through and ready to throw things
  • for families, in all their uniqueness
  • for a husband who is also my best friend
  • for quilt shops (not every town has one within driving distance, you know)
  • for my sewing machine.  That may sound trite to those who don't sew, but my husband could have balked at its price, and he didn't.
  • for thunderstorms. I don't know why, but being inside while the thunder rolls and lightning lights up the darkened sky has always been a bit reassuring (unless the lightning gets too close to the house)
  • for children...their honesty, their curiosity, their excitement
  • for books, and a nation that doesn't censor what we read
  • for Facebook. It's not the same as everyone being together for the holidays, but it's the next best thing
  • to not hear football stuff 24/7
  • that my parents are most likely coming to visit next month :)
  • that God has provided for several friends' financial needs relating to school bills
  • for the gift of music
  • that God's mercy is new to me EVERY SINGLE MORNING!
  • for the person who created waterbeds, enabling my husband to sleep through the night without having to be turned
  • for a nation that requires curb cuts and handicap parking
  • for the ability to walk through a parking lot, even if it's full of water puddles
  • for stores that sell wide and extra wide shoes
  • for cameras
  • for riding lawn mowers
  • for a husband who doesn't complain nor comment when I don't weedeat/mow the ditch for three weeks straight (and maybe a tad longer!)
  • that God does not expect of me what I sometimes expect of others
  • that God is patient
  • for the privilege to talk to God in prayer
  • that God doesn't have a "don't touch until the clay is dry" sign on his personage
  • for my fellow bloggers
  • for the internet!
  • that family fun fest (our church's annual outreach) is only once a year
  • that the end is in sight for the most time consuming areas of my garden
  • that the garden I wasn't going to have has been my smallest and most productive yet
  • that Buster hasn't killed any more chickens or geese
  • that Bobby doesn't have to work tomorrow
  • for grace...