Today I am Thankful For…

The views from where I lay, healing.


My kids are doing their homework without a ton of convincing.  They know that they need to and I am so thankful that they are old enough to just get to work!


This dog!  Every window he sees me through, he sits next to.  It’s like he is keeping me safe and making sure I am well!


A peaceful room with lots of warm blankets!  It is so very cold outside, and the weather has been crazy!  Last Friday, the day I went into my surgery, the temperature was -6!  Today it is 37 and raining!  It has been so very strange, but I am not complaining!  We are a state that thrives on snowfall and skiing, so keep it coming.

I am feeling a little better, which is also something to be thankful for!  However, today I have a ton of swelling and discomfort.  But even with this discomfort, I realize that I have a wonderful family who is waiting on me so well!  The kids are getting whatever I need and are ordering me to stay in bed!  How nice is that?

I also read this quote today which has put so much in perspective:

“…just for today — DO. NOT. WORRY. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matt6:34MSG
Just for today: Be a prayer warrior–not a panicked worrier. You either leave your worries with God . . . or your worries will make you leave God.
Worry is just the facade of taking action — when prayer really is. ” -Ann Voskamp

I have been so tremendously worried that I will not heal properly this week.  I have been having this condition for 4 months, and I am so concerned that the surgery will not fix the problem.  I am ready to get back to “normal”.  But I am seeing that this has been a way for God to show me how to rely on Him.  How if I ask for help from others, they are quick to come to my aid.  That I have wonderful friends who will help put on a Wednesday meal at a moments notice.  I have a friend who brings me Dr. Pepper because she knows I love it!  I have a husband who takes our daughter to Girl Scouts and sits through meetings.  I have readers who wish me the best.  Guess what?  The world still moves when I am not!  I am so very grateful for you all and this longer than expected recovery.  Without it, I would not get to see the tremendous blessings in my life.

Thank you!





I am thankful for this morning, quiet and peaceful.


I am thankful for the weekend.  It was full of family, projects and worship.


I am thankful for the caffeine that sits in front of me, helping me to wake up and look forward to the day.

I am thankful for the food that gives me nourishment so I can start the day off strong.


I am so thankful for the week that is beginning.  Fresh, new, full of wonders and new experiences waiting to happen.


I am thankful for my family, and the joy they bring to one another.


I am thankful for this blog, and the community that is being built all over the world.


What are you thankful for today?  I would love to know.



Hello Wednesday


Good morning!

As I sit here, I look around me and see a child washing dishes.  Another I hear practicing his guitar, and yet another playing in her room.  I am thankful for the place where I am right now.  It has been a long time coming to be thankful for this place.  I have been restless, wanting more.  It is not bad to want more, but when it consumes you, you begin to miss so much of life.

I am tired of missing life and searching for unknown life, when my life is waiting right here for me to live.  So starting today, I am going to begin showing gratitude for all things, everyday.  I have begun to keep a gratitude journal, and I would like this little space of internet to be a mirror of that journal.  A simple life, lived with gratitude and love.  My prayer is you can see this reflected on here.

I have missed this little hobby of mine.  This blog, my friends that I have made.  It is a pleasure to write out my thoughts and feelings, to keep the family updated on the kids, to write vintage recipes my grandmother once cooked.  Somewhere I have lost touch with the purpose of this blog.  It is not about me, it is about all of you.  And I love all of you and thank you for reading.



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