Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thankful for the day

Today I am thinking about this that Hope wrote, and thinking about all I have to be thankful for. This is really such a good exercise, because honestly, there is so much! The Lord has given me much more than I deserve or need.

I'm thankful for...
  • the ability to wake up at 7 am and be wide awake for the day (a special thing that happens to me during my 3rd trimester, haha...but of course I'm about to die by 6 pm).
  • a wonderful, encouraging MOPS meeting this morning - good friends, yummy breakfast food, and such convicting, inspiring thoughts from our mentor moms (and a few pops) about raising kids, discipline, and marriage. I am so thankful for those who have gone before me - and especially those who are willing to share their wisdom (even when it is intimidating). We appreciate it so much!
  • lunch in the park with sweet friends - best little buds for my boys to play with, a mom for me to chat with, watching the whole gang of them climb all over the stone animals in Gage Park, the simple pleasures in life.
  • tired-out boys who don't give me trouble at naptime. A trip to the park is always worth it!
  • sweet, little boy laughter - I look out my bedroom window to spy them giggling together in the backyard, dressed in various superhero dress-up, saving the world, one stick at a time. :)
  • 80 degree weather in March, so I don't in the least bit mind sitting in the driveway to watch you shoot baskets, Ethan, no I don't...
  • watching brothers give high fives as they make imaginary skilled plays, showing off their basketball prowess.

Have I mentioned that I love these little boys so much? The Lord has blessed me much more than I deserve, and my heart is thankful.

And there are a lot more blessings in my life too...I'm just a little distracted by all the cuteness going on right now. :)


Christina said...

I love a good exercise in thankfulness...and love hearing others express their thankfulness! If the children of Isreal had focused more on thankfulness and remembering the Lord's continued provisions and mercy, the wilderness would have been a much better place, as would our own wildernesses.

Kelly said...

Always a good reminder to be thankful! I am realizing that the better I understand the character of the Lord, the more apt I am to thankfulness! Praying for you!

jenica said...

Sweet thoughts Rachel. Thanks for encouraging me.

bandanachick said...

Glad you had a good day!