Secondly, I will be listing 400 things that I am thankful for. In this season of raising several special needs kids, I sometimes feel a bit like I am drowning. I am in one of those periods right now. There are so many things to do, change, fix, let go of, and LEARN. I need to remember that old saying ... "How do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time." I am looking too much at the big picture and not enough at the little accomplishments and mercies that we see every day. I will start my list below and continue it through Lent.
My Thankful List (in no particular oder) ... I am thankful
- for the money to replace the rest of the old, drafty windows in our house. My dd's room is warmer already.
- that my youngest dd is getting vision therapy.
- that my oldest dd is showing interest in reading and laid in bed reading two nights in a row.
- that we are all healthy.
- that Tom Sawyer's helper will arrive in one hour to help for three hours this week.
- that my husband and I see eye-to-eye on how to spend our money.
- for a solid house.
- for supportive parents.
- for plenty of food.
- for a really great contractor who works very well with a family underfoot.
- for living on a hill ... the flooding is supposed to be bad around here today.
- for children who want to be good and please their Mommy ... even though they often forget.
- for English Breakfast tea, my favorite.
- for the soft fur of our dog to pet.
- for a devoted husband.
- for sweet, sleepy children who snuggle up next to me in the morning.