Life is moving quickly these days and I find myself watching some things go by in a blur. How on earth did it get to be almost Oct. already??! I had my hubby dig out our Fall decorations the other day and I did finally get them all up. It was a good feeling. I LOVE Fall. I did tell him after I found "new" places for all my "old" familiar things, that it is FINALLY starting to feel somewhat like home here. But today is Thankful Thursday and I decided to spend some time counting up my blessings. So let's see.
Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
I am grateful that my mom continues to improve. I spent the entire day with her yesterday and it was a GOOD day. She got her nails done and a good pedicure and how it seemed to raise her spirits. She was LONG overdue. She moves slowly and is a little unsteady, but again soo much improvement. We went back to her house and she took a brief nap and then we spent a good hour "studying" as she calls it. I worked with her on her reading and writing skills. She is doing soo much better and yet definitely continues to struggle here. She thankfully can still see the humor in things (our family is BIG on humor, haha) and we laughed and laughed as I accused her of "guessing". (she was for sure btw, haha)
Psalm 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
We ended the evening by going out to dinner with her hubby and mine at one of our favorite places ~ Olive Garden ~ and it was just like old times. Now she couldn't read the menu, but she knows a lot of it by heart anyway. I love that we can go here and split a dinner with our spouses and STILL have PLENTY of food. Sooo yummy. She is getting set up to attend about 6 weeks or so of various different kinds of therapy and I am soo grateful for the kindness she has been shown. I am grateful these sorts of facilities exist and for the insurance that pays for them.
I am grateful for a little break in the heat today. We reached 113 here on Mon; a record breaking day. I am anxiously awaiting TRUE Fall weather however, haha.
I am grateful for my sisters and the fact that there are soo many of us to rally around and help and support one another.
I am grateful for my husband who works soo hard and lives with the stresses he does at his office.
I am grateful that my son James's first Sunday evening service went REALLY well and that he is beginning a study in first Corinthians. I am grateful that if all goes as planned we will be going to hear him every Sunday night. YAY...
I am grateful that this week-end stretches ahead of us with NOTHING that has to be done, and NOWHERE we have to go...Oh the possibilities, haha...
And I will end this on one final thought of gratitude. How grateful I am for all of you precious bloggers I feel I have come to know. It is like continuous GOOD books I get to read every day. Soo many of you are SUCH good writers and bless me so with your knowledge of His Word and the insights you have learned that you are soo willing to share. The everyday happenings as well make me smile and remember sometimes the days when my children were young. The recipes that make my mouth water and my tummy growl are available with a click of a finger. The places I get to visit and see as I browse through the pictures of your trips and the events of your life. The prayers and support from women all over this great country, and even some in Canada. = ) How I thank God everyday for you.
1 CH 23:30 to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening;
May this verse take root in all of our hearts that it might be our strongest desire.
Have a wonderful week-end. (yah, I know it's only Thursday...I am a little ahead of myself, haha
Join the other thankful hearts here....you will be so blessed if you do.