Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I have to say that I missed writing this post last week. I enjoy the time to sit and think about the many ways, both large and small, that God chooses to bless my life.

Visiting this site will bless your heart as you share with other thankful friends.

Today, I celebrate another year of schooling my kids. We all learned much and were challenged in many ways. The years ahead will continue to fly as we approach college, but I am thankful for the precious time that I have to spend teaching and discipling my children.

As we head out for the weekend, I am so thankful for a forecast of sunny, blue skies. We will be spending time with other family members selling flowers at a flea market – an activity quite out of my norm as an East Coast city girl. Non-the-less, the time shared with the kids is fun, and I am thankful for the opportunity to step out of routine.

My daughter has begun her garden. I look forward to summer veggies, and I am thankful for my daughter's drive and diligence in providing that for our family.

Our van needed some brake work done before we clock another 500 miles on it. I am thankful for some newly found friends from church who own an auto shop. They were able to take the van yesterday and have it ready for us today. I have to say that I am thankful for the fact that we have two cars and the schedule has not been so crazy that we were stuck without any transportation.

I am thankful for the summer ahead. I love teaching my kids, but the summer is a welcome change of pace. I look forward to some fun, some relaxation, and some time to read. I know those months will be gone in a blink, but I intend to enjoy the break.

As I head back into my day, I am thankful again for a constant God whose faithfulness is present daily and compassion is new every morning.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your grateful heart.

Melanie said...

I am looking forward to summer days, too!

Jerralea said...

"I am thankful again for a constant God whose faithfulness is present daily and compassion is new every morning." Amen and Amen, me too! I'm so glad it's new every morning. Have a wonderful time selling flowers, and I hope your summer is very special.

He And Me + 3 said...

Awesome list Sandy. I welcome the summer and the time to just sit back and relax too!

Rita T. said...

They do grow fast. We are finishing up our 15th year of homeschooling. I can't believe it because it just seems like yesterday when we began. Interesting.

Serendipity said...

We all have so much to be thankful for! Have a wonderful summer! God bless!

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing your Thankful Thursday! I'm also looking forward to summer too!

Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

Hi, Sandy. I came over from the Homeschool Lounge. Where are you in NJ? email if you don't want to say publicly.


jennifer said...

What a special post. Just taking the time to think it out is always a blessing for me, even if I don't find a minute to actually post it.

Thanks for sharing!