Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Little Miracle

Today I am thankful that for the first time in about 3 months, my 3-year old son James was well-behaved in church and did not have to be taken out to the hallway on account of his being very disruptive and loud.  He sat and looked quietly at books with his older brother, and then drew some pictures with a pencil and paper.  He only had to go out once, and that was to use the bathroom.  I owe a big debt of gratitude to my son Adam as well, for being the extra pair of helping hands I needed to keep James happy and quiet.  Adam had been helping James by being his special buddy all morning, and they were happy to sit together during the meeting and be quiet and nice to each other.  If any of you have seen the 3-ring circus James and I have been putting on down on the front row of the chapel each week, then you know what a nice little miracle today was for me.  

Friday, May 29, 2009

Learning to Read

Today I am thankful that Joey is learning to read.  He can read to himself at bedtime.  He can read to his little brother at bedtime.  And at other times, too!  He can read!  My dad taught me to read at a very young age, then he took me to the library and told me, "Anything you want to learn, you can find out about in a book."  And my thirst remains unquenched.  

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Today, I am thankful for siblings.  Especially sweet older siblings who take time to play with and teach younger siblings.  Here is Am teaching James some ABC's and his name.  I love moments like these.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Sunny Kiddos

Today I am thankful for the first day of kids in the wading pool and eating otter pops.  I love that the weather is perfect, not too cool and not too warm.  I love that the grass is green and soft under bare feet, and I love that the otter pops are ready in the freezer.  There are some things about this afternoon that I am not thankful for, but I am keeping myself focused on the positive.  

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deliciously Delightful Roses

Today I am grateful for my next-door neighbor's blooming roses.  I do not have roses in my yard, so I make up excuses to walk past her yard and bury my nose in her deliciously fragrant roses.  There is no scent on earth to compare with roses--I cannot describe it.  If you have smelled roses, you know just what I mean.  If you, for some reason, have never smelled roses, go find some QUICK, and inhale deeply.