This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

6 Praise be to the LORD,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song.

8 The LORD is the strength of his people,
a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

9 Save your people and bless your inheritance;
be their shepherd and carry them forever.
Psalm 28:6-9

Grains of Gratitude is a way to start the week remembering five things to be grateful for. There are so many things to be grateful for it was just hard to narrow it down. But here are mine for today:

Our home, where the boys are comfortable—We have been here over three years. When you are talking about people who have moved 13 times in almost 15 years, three years is forever. When you are talking about two little boys who have moved six (Roo) and four (Boo) times that is a lot of moves. While we are by no means fancy and we are just more than a little squashed. We are comfortable and the boys are happy.

My library—Without my library I would not have been able to teach my children in the manner I have grown accustomed to. My library is a treasure and I have some awesome librarians who have made it a pleasure to visit there.

The chance to teach my children—For us homeschooling was never an option. It just was something both DCG and I felt was what we should do. The question, “Who’s learning here?” is on my mind most days. While the answer is definitely the children, I have found that I have learned so much. I have learned about history and literature and the world around me. I have learned about myself and I have learned an unbelievable amount about God our Father.

The homeschool group we hooked up with for basketball—I am so pleased that we decided to have the boys play basketball with a homeschool group. The group we meet with is a very laid back and diverse bunch. They are half-way across the metro area we live in, but they have been welcoming and wonderful and the boys have enjoyed the company of the other children. The mom who taught the class has unlimited patience and I am so thankful she offered to do that. Basketball ended last week. We will have a two week break and then begin a PE class. The boys will also be joining the drama group and are excited about that.

Sunshine and warm weather—Who could be ungrateful for winter to end? Spring is blooming here and the windows are open and there is just that lovely spring smell and feel. God’s creation speaks of Him and it is so evident in spring that there is always new life.

Grains of Gratitude was started by Christine at Brady's Bunch and I think it is a great idea!

What are you grateful for?


JennaG said...

You do have so much to be grateful for. Nice post.

Overwhelmed! said...

We've been in our home for almost 2 years and we love it! Before becoming a parent, I moved around a lot. I'm glad to be finally settled and forming roots. :)

We love the sunshine and warm weather this weekend too!