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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Week Starting May 19th

Thursday, May 19, 2011:  I'm thankful that Jessie was home for a second whole day in a row!  If he were making enough moolah hourly for us to even just subsist upon (namely pay our own bills AND buy our own food), I could TOTALLY get used to him being home so much as he has been!  We had an enjoyable temple trip in the early-ish morning.  We came home for a late lunch and then headed over to Gramy and Grampy's house for dinner and to print out some things we needed (including a job application for Jess).  Finally, the day ended with Mama heading to a Boy Scout Round Table to talk about ICES and Host Family-ing.  No takers so far.  If you think of it, please pray that I will find some families who are both willing AND able so that I might place a few (or five) students in the next... oh... week!  *sigh*

Friday, May 20, 2011:  I'm thankful that Jess was home and happy to let me go, taking only Jimmy, to complete my Visiting Teaching in the morning.  Another Sister from my Ward picked up a new (to us) mauve leather couch and brought it to our home for us.  I'm totally grateful for that sweet service!  We're trying to/hoping to replace our fabric furniture with leather because we hope it will stand up better to children.  Our one leather recliner (given to us long ago of the Lord) is in nearly the exact same condition as when we received it!!!  Since we expect more children to join our family, we need furniture appropriate for them and those we have already, too.  Thankfully the Lord agrees!!  The couch He brought to us is mauve and in very good condition!  I'm curious to see what the next one will look like (or next two couches as, apparently, Jess wants more seating than we already had because we need more room for all the entertaining he desires/expects to do?)!  I'm also SUPER thankful for all the kind strangers and some friends who stopped by my gang's Orange-ade Stand!  They did pretty good business.  Almost as much in gross income as last week with fewer outrageous tips!  ^_^

Saturday, May 21, 2011:  I'm thankful for a quiet day at home in which we were able to prepare for the Sabbath.

Sunday, May 22, 2011:  I'm thankful for a wonderful Ward family!

Monday, May 23, 2011:  I'm thankful for Jessie's awesome self-motivation and determination to provide for our family.  He got up EARLY and went out trash hunting to find any treasures we might resell - which is another stream of income we feel led to pursue.  He also searched online for work, made the girls breakfast, replaced our mailbox into the ground, and then headed off to work for a catering double shift.  I'm so grateful for his hard work, diligence, and dedication!  He is becoming the man I've always believed him to be!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011:  I'm thankful for a sweet baby boy who trusts his Mama implicitly.  This character trait made for a really easy first clipper cut with baby on Mama's lap whilst Mama cut baby's hair!  :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011:  I'm thankful for even the little trials that enable me to see progress in my personal development.  I reacted much more calmly to realizing Kat cut her hair this time than I did last time!

1 comment:

Educating Evelyn said...

I made this comment on Chris' cousins' post and thought I'd share: It's nice to read what others are grateful for because it helps me to open my eyes to ALL that I've been given rather than just the things I am most likely to notice out of habit.

Thanks for participating! You have always shared these experiences, though I don't think I really ever comment on them--the things you are given which you'd been hoping for; I really like hearing those stories. I know we've seen similar things happen to our family and I always like seeing how the Lord provides these "little" miracles in others lives too.

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