Friday, December 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday... a titch late!

You know I am expecting! I could have parked here... even though I am 51 and it would take a miracle from God for me to have a baby in my belly. Not only that, I have small children, too!
We didn't park there but the point is we could have! I am thankful that God blessed this young at heart couple with more children! Four more that is... so far!

 I am so thankful for running water- in our main floor bathroom that is! We have one bathroom on the main floor and 2 plus months ago the faucet started leaking big time. So we had to shut the water off that leads to the sink. With this family that is a bit of a hardship. Let's just say the kitchen sink was used for more things than it should have been used for! With a little person in the house that prefers the little potty over the big potty it made it even more challenging! 

The faucet was deemed non-repairable and the warped wooden top needed to go, too. Bummer- I had no idea when we would find the time to do this but we called in a friend/decorator and yippee- it was finished on Thursday- thankful Thursday that is! Now we are all set for the Christmas holiday!

I have many mixed emotions during this season. I love the Lord Jesus with all my heart but during this time with so many things to do I don't feel as close to him as I do at other times. It bothers be how commercial this holiday is and how I get sucked into it. I try to fight it and we make our priorities but there are so many added stresses and expectations that are hard to manage it all.

That being said I am now going to focus on the more positive aspects of the season! We have had a blast doing fun things with the kids! It is such a joy to see this holiday through a child's eyes! I am so thankful that the dear Lord moved our hearts to adopt!

I am thankful that once again decorating the tree, baking, making a gingerbread house, visiting dwtn Macy's, watching a Christmas special, did I mention baking, decorating the house inside and out is fun again!!

I am thankful that our Heavenly Father loved us so much that he sent his only Son to be our Saviour. Thank you Jesus!


Sarah said...

So much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for your young-at-heart hearts for orphans!!


Lori at JOY Unspeakable said...

LOVE the sign (and the fact that you were FULLY eligible to park there!) and wow, what a beautiful sink!!

I have avoided all the commercialism of Christmas by shopping online! It's been GREAT!!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

Thank you Jesus....and we do park in those spots.... :) Praise God!

TanyaLea said...

I love those signs... we seen them more often when we lived down in Eden Prairie, and I remember being so grateful for them when the kids were little!! Every place should have those signs! And YES, you CAN park there!!! :) I, too, am thankful for your heart for the orphans. How blessed we are to be given the opportunity to adopt! God is good!!

And your new sink... LOVE IT! The copper sink is great... and I'm sure even better that it has RUNNING water! ;)

I hear ya on the commercialized part of Christmas, and yet it really is hard not to get partially sucked into it all. This season is supposed to be ABOUT Him, yet in the hustle and bussle of everything, He often gets pushed to the back burner...not good. Like you, we are trying to slow down a little more and refocus on what it's really about.

Oh, and I am all for getting together for coffee sometime. We only live about 45 minutes from Plymouth. The tree farm we went to is close by, just NW of Hwy.10 in Becker, off of 25 towards Foley. There are a few really nice tree farms around here with fun activities for the kids!!

Have a Merry Christmas and God bless!! <><

Anonymous said...

Love the sink ~ even if it leaks!;) You know, I have thought the same thing when I have seen that sign and have my troup in tow. Like you, I have never parked there. I don't remember seeing those whe I was ever pregnant!
Oh, I am dying to get your dauhter Katie with my son Jack!

Pam said...

Emily BEGS me to park in those spaces, but so far I have not! It's tempting at times, though! :)

Janet and Kevin said...

To think that at our "age" we can qualify to park in those parking spots! Isn't God good?!!

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and waiting for Eli

Kelly said...

LOL... I park there, esp. when I am missing my girls! :)