Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday Thanks Tank

This is my first Thursday Thanks Tank. To be honest, I should have started earlier. Thinking back, it should have been one of those things I promised to do around New Year’s. LOL Seriously, I often find that my ADD gets me so caught up in the minutia of daily “stuff” that I often lose the “bigger picture.” I’m frequently overwhelmed by the details and fine print of life without looking at all I already have to be thankful for.

In a week filled with sick kids and sleepless nights, the simple things of comfort have filled my tank this week:

Caffeine – enough said? LOL

Humidifiers/Fleece pajamas – comfort for the kids is comfort to a mom’s mind

On-call pediatrician, the RN call-in line, antibiotics, and health insurance – more peace to a tired mother’s state of mind

Tandem naptimes – the comfort of a quiet, uninterrupted shower

Da Hubby: someone who takes one look at me as he comes in the door and then watches kids so I can go to midweek service, and who deals with garbage, broken appliances and ever-growing snow banks and ice slicks.

Grandparents/Church family: their conversations, advice, and prayers got me through the week

Da Hubby’s job: God has blessed Da Hubby with a job (despite its uncertainties) that allows me to stay home, have reliable transportation, and things around me (like the computer) that make my life easier.

Bread machine/new pans: small and silly but a loaf of bread baking and new sparkly pans cooking a home-cooked meal…our definition of “comfort”


The Blood – the miracle of my body’s blood and all it does but, more importantly, the miracle of His blood covering His Body.

Those are mine. Go to Just Peachy for others...

2 comments:

Peach said...

Thanks so much for jumping on board. I loved the "tandem naps". I used to love mine in groups when we had 3 aged four and under. What bliss for any mommy to hear the quiet of her house during nap time! Hope the shower was a long, relaxed one.

I'll be praying for everyone to feel better soon.

Denise said...

Enjoyed reading your thankful list.