Thankful

Today I am thankful…

…for a great Sunday School lesson on Genesis 11 (the Tower of Babel)

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…that Marie had a better night last night and was up only from 4:00 to 5:00 and I got two 3-hour chunks
of sleep.  I felt so much better this morning than I have for days.

…for my dishwasher.  I have learned how to use that handy machine and keep up with it and run it often.  It makes a big, big difference in my life.

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…for my Oreck vacuum cleaner.  It’s one of the best presents Andrew ever gave me (a few years ago).  I would never have imagined I would love vacuuming, but since I have an Oreck, I enjoy vacuuming a whole lot.

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…for my Scotchbrite mop.  It makes it so much easier to clean my floors, and I am a whole lot quicker to whip it out and clean up a floor in 5 min. than I ever was to get out the bucket and rag and scrub it on my hands and knees for 20-30 min.

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…for two little children who, when it is nap time and I am busy, I can say, “Get your bears and blankies and climb up on your beds and take a nightie-night nap,” and they go in there rooms, close the doors and do just that.  I don’t have to beg, take them there, tuck them in, or anything.  I can keep on feeding Marie, washing dishes, or whatever.  I would never trade our parent-directed parenting style for any other style.  I couldn’t handle it.

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…that Paul and Hannah stayed in their places all by themselves while I took Marie out to change her dirty diaper during church (Andrew was in the back teaching children’s church).  I trusted them, and they proved trustworthy.

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…that I have a husband who took over the care of Marie (after I’d nursed her) so I could catch a nap yesterday evening, even though he wasn’t feeling very good and had a lot of work to do.

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…that all three of my children are napping at the same time this afternoon so I can take a nap (that’s where I’m headed).

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,…”  (James 1:17a)

Praise the Lord.

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One Response to “Thankful”

  1. Cristy says:

    This made me thankful, too, for your sake! Thanks for sharing.