Saturday, April 5, 2008

Giving Thanks

Some things that I am thankful for today:

1. Jesus. That the Lord sent his son to die for my sins. That He waits to hear from me everyday. That He has all the details of my life worked out already. That He cares about everything that I care about, even the little stuff.

2. My amazing husband. Steve is so wonderful in so many ways that I cannot even go into them all. A perfect example of his goodness is that he has a cold today and he still woke up early to watch Emy so that I could go to the gym and he is currently mowing the lawn.

3. My beautiful daughter. Emerson is such a joy. She is precious in every way. She is at the stage where she is learning so much every day. Yesterday she learned how to blow bubbles. I was blowing them over and over and at one point I paused and she did it. She thought it was so fun. I would do it and then she would do it. It was so cute to watch.

4. My family and specifically my mother-in-law. She is the most amazing woman. She has been one of the best gifts that I received when I married Steve. I love her in a unique way- a special combination of a mother and a friend. She has had a tough year and through it all she is still a shining example of what Christ's love and faith in Him looks like.

5. The weather. It is the most amazing day outside today. It is one of those days that was made for spending outside. That is why when I am finished giving thanks, I will be heading outdoors.

6. My health. Despite the complaints of my last post I am completely healthy. That is much more than many people can say.

7. The ability to stay home with Emerson. I love the fact that every day when Steve comes home I have new stories about what Emy did that day. I would hate it if the roles were changed and a daycare employee was the one telling me those stories in the evening.

8. My high school friends and specifically the pregnant ones. I have known these girls for 15 years and they are so dear to me. We have seen each other through so many life changes and now 4 of them are having babies. I am thankful that they are all healthy. I am so thrilled for each of them and can't wait to meet the new additions to the world.

9. My crockpot. I have gotten every penny out of it over the last few weeks. It is the only way that I have been able to get dinner on the table. It is quick, easy and usually produces something yummy. Basically, it is the only way that I can cook.

10. The new ceiling fan in our living room. An electrician came and laid wiring and installed it yesterday. It makes such a difference! Yea.

For your daily Emy fix
Have a great weekend,


bethany said...

Just wanted to say HI! I found your blog from a link on Amanda Jones' page. You have such a smiley little girl!!
Right there with you about the crock pot-what would I do without it!?!