Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thankful Thursday Thirteen

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thess. 5:16-18

Thirteen things I'm thankful for:

1. My husband getting home today from a 4-day business trip!
2. Having a great conversation with my nearly 14-year-old daughter about marriage, children, the future and all her hopes and dreams.
3. Finding 4 long-sleeve shirts for Bantam 15 at a resale shop (for $3-$4 each) while I had him along with me to try on and approve them.
4. Finding, at the same resale shop, exactly what Bantam 7 needed for the Halloween/Fall Festival costume he's been planning. (He wants to be Scratch, the evil dwarf and sidekick of the White Witch in the musical production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe we were all involved with for the last two weekends. He was an usher, but had he been in it, that's the role he'd have liked to play!)
5. TLTW&TW being over, sad as it is, and for a 7 week break before auditions for Cinderella.
6. That Bantam 7 will turn 8 before Cinderella ends, so he can try out for it!
7. All the people who told me about their friends who attended TLTW&TW and asked if the makeup had been done by professionals--to God be the glory that untrained parents were able to carry out an artist parent's designs so effectively!
8. The backlog of mail and laundry I plowed through today. (Email, I'm still trying to get to.)
9. For God's forgiveness, something Bantam 15 was badly in need of last night, and for the verse which came to my lips with a deep certainty when he needed it: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10. That this morning I get to worship and pray with other moms at my church and hear a spiritually wise, experienced mom speak, while Chicklet 4 and Bitty Bantam (20m) play with friends in the childcare and my older kids do lessons at home.
11. The friend with a daughter the same age as Chicklet 4's who swaps girls with me on Wednesdays.
12. The friend with six kids who swaps kids with me on Fridays.
13. That this Friday is her Friday with all the kids!

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What are you thankful for?

8 comments:

RANDI said...

This is a nice list! I can't believe you only have 7 weeks until the next production! :)

Anonymous said...

You think your friend would take my kid tomorrow too? Surely she wouldn't notice a 13th--especially one who looks so much like Bitty Bantam already anyway. :)

Anonymous said...

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You think your friend could take my kid too? Surely she wouldn't notice a 13th, especially one who looks so much like Bitty Bantam already... :)

Anonymous said...

Grrr...

Chelle Y. said...

I did my list on "thankfulness" too this week!

http://www.chelleyoung.com/index.php/archive/thursday-thirteen-33-thirteen-reasons-why-i-am-thankful/

Islandsparrow said...

Having 4 boys I think #3 deserves to be in the minor miracle category :)

A wonderful list!

lori said...

It is nice to see that you are thankful for so many things.

Jennifer said...

your list is really sweet. Everything sounds all homey and warm at your house.
blessings,
Jenny in Ca