Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Counting My Blessings

As I cruised the web today, I have came across lots of reminders of the upcoming holidays. I'm not quite ready to face the fact that Christmas is only a month away, but Thanksgiving is tomorrow, whether I'm ready or not. So that got me to thinking. What am I thankful for? This has been a year of extreme blessing (Grace came home from Ethiopia) and some pretty tough times too (finances, stuff with some of the kids). So, what is it that I appreciate beyond the extremes? It took a little time to come up with this, but here it is...

1. We all woke up today.
2. We're all healthy.
3. We have food to eat and clean water to drink.
4. We have a much nicer, and larger house than we really need.
5. My children get an education at good schools.
6. We have access to pretty much any healthcare we need, at very little cost to us.
7. I can turn on my a/c or heat if the temperature is uncomfortable to me.
8. I can go through the drive thru at McDonald's if I have a busy day, or just don't feel like cooking.
9. My family and I all have plenty of clothes to wear.
10. I have a washer and dryer, right in my house, to keep all those clothes clean.
11. I was able to carve enough time out of the last couple days to get All. The. Laundry. DONE.
12. I will have the opportunity to sit down with family tomorrow to enjoy a wonderful meal (most of which will not be prepared by me).
13. Barring any emergencies, I won't be doing laundry tomorrow...YIPPEE!!!!!

Empty laundry hampers...a rare sight with a family of 7


Sue said...

Oh yes, the laundry :) I am almost caught up! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


HolyMama! said...

i am in complete awe of that picture.

that never happens at our house, and we don't have quite as many kids as y'all... HOW'D you do that?!

Anonymous said...

It was nice to read what you are thankful for. Great list! I know I get caught up feeling sorry for myself many times, and Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on all those things that we have that we sometimes overlook.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow what a great list! And the last one - HUGE WOW!

Anonymous said...

I want a detailed account of how All.The.Laundry.Got.Done. There is currently a monster living in my laundry-room!