God is with me and
only good shall come to me.
Also the Serenity Prayer is encouraging.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Here is my week (Sunday - Saturday) in numbers...
- 596 miles driven ... Thankfully, all safely driven with a well running Honda Odyssey.
- $262 spent on food ... Thankfully, the majority of that food I felt good about putting into my kids' stomachs.
- 24 Advent books organized and wrapped, ready for December 1 ... I am thankful that the kids so enjoy this family tradition. (I will be listing our Christmas books in a post soon.)
- 9 hours spent watching my kids dance ... I am so thankful for the joy that dance brings my kids. We love our dance studio and I am looking forward to seeing Tom Sawyer and Little Red Riding Hood in the Nutcracker for the fourth season soon.
- 7 doctor and therapy appointments ... Thankfully, everyone is progressing; Timothy's heart and pacemaker are functioning well; and we have lots of support, plus health insurance.
- 6 hours of wonderful educational play with WeDo Robotics ... I am so grateful we were able to afford Lego WeDo Robotics for Tom Sawyer. The joy when he received this addition to his curriculum was boundless.
- 5 full days of homeschool lessons ... I am thankful for Grandma homeschooling the children one at a time in the car on our 8 hour round trip to Duke Medical Center.
- 4 math lessons achieved ... I love Teaching Textbooks.
- 1 special project completed ... For a year now, I have wanted to make memory rocks for a few veterans in our family. This Veterans Day we made one for my husband, Father-in-law and Great Uncle who fought in World War II. We placed them in the Warriors Cairn at the Veterans Hospital. My feelings are complicated about this subject. I hate war and feel that we get ourselves into so many unnecessary conflicts. I also think we do not do nearly enough to solve our world issues peacefully. However, I love my husband and relatives and respect that they were men willing to put themselves out there to protect us and others.
- 1 overnight at Ronald McDonald House ... I am thankful that RMH continues to host our family, even though Tim is now an adult. Since he must be followed by a particular pediatric cardiologist and we have so many young children, we fortunately fall into a nice little loophole for a few more years.