Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday Thanks Tank April 17, 2008

Time to fill up the Thursday Thanks Tank. Thanks to Pam at Without Fear for hosting and turning our hearts to being thankful for all the good things we are blessed with.

1. I am thankful for the Word of God. To be able to turn to it and recieve hope and instruction is something I never want to take for granted. So many around the world do not have access to the Bible or are not allowed to have it.

2. I am actually thankful for that snow. And yes, even that hail . It watered my dry and dusty lawn. April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes.

3. Thankful that the next day this is the weather we had.

And that is not even with any kind of filter on the camera to make the sky bluer. Like I said, if you don't like the weather around here, just wait a minute.

4. Thankful for the big event yesterday! No more having to force my hand into that splint. No more having to carry that thing around in my purse just in case I'm doing something that could hurt my hand.

5. Thankful for my carpet shampooer. Especially with 6 little ones under the age of 5 running around.

6. Thankful for a fenced in backyard, especially with 6 little ones under the age of 5 that need to run around and burn off some energy.

7. Thankful for my adirondak chair in the backyard where I can sit with coffee and book and watch those 6 little ones under the age of 5 run around. LOL.

8. I'm thankful for dishwashers. Very thankful!

9. And washers and dryers. I cannot imagine running down to the river and pounding with rocks or heating water over a wood fire and scrubbing with a washboard.

10. Goodness, I'm so thankful the Lord saw fit to put me into this generation and not one where I would have to do #8.

11. I'm thankful for this lovely award that first Barbara at Stray Thoughts and then Jen at My 3 Boys and I gave me. It came at a perfect time and really touched my heart. Thank you so much.

Slow Cook Thursday post below.


Pam said...

I just love the new look on your site, Susanne. It just looks so happy.

Great list this week. I am so inspired by your perspective, even on the bad weather and how it helped in the long run.

So excited for you to have that splint gone too. What a relief!

Thanks so much for joining in with me every week. I am always so encouraged after reading how God is filling everyone else's tank, too.

Praying for you today, friend.

Susie said...

I could not agree more with you about being born in the right generation. I can't imagine being without my washer and dryer.

So glad to see your hand free from bondage(I mean bandage). You have handled the setback like a pro.

ellen b. said...

All great things to be thankful for Susanne! have a wonderful day...

Tammy said...

Wonderful thankful list, Susanne!

And I just scrolled down to catch up and see your WW...congratulations on tossing your lovely colorful but cumbersome bracelet! :D

Tori said...

I sure enjoyed reading all about your thankfulness. Hey I share lots of your reasons but not Adirondack chair in the yard, :0(

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

your very welcome Susanne I pray the rest of your week goes well

Shalee said...

Oh, Susanne! Your thankfulness is quite contageous. I love that you're so open and willing to administer to others even when you yourself need attention.

Yay! for the joy of living in a time when we can be healed from illnesses, breaks and more importantly, that we can be healed spiritually if we just go to the right Physician!

Faith said...

Great list! I especially like #7!!!

GiBee said...

Oh, my word ... SO MANY under 5??? I'd end up pulling every hair out of my head!

Lisa writes... said...

Your gratitude inspires my own...thanks for your testimony of the goodness of our God!