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

Monday, June 9, 2008

Grains of Gratitude—The Late Monday Edition

grains of gratitude We were supposed to clean the garage Satuday. Sounds like a great time, huh?

No? I didn’t think so either, but was prepared to forge on and find room in the chaos. I never had visions of being able to park in there—just walk. But my husband did the unexpected, and offered an alternate plan. Would I like to take the boys to play miniature golf and to go visit a relatively new store I’d not seen yet?

Hmmmm…

Work—Play. Work—Play? Which one would I like?

Well the garage isn’t clean, that’s for sure. But we had a fantastic time with the boys. We’ve been promising either the driving range or miniature golf, but every time we’ve planned it in the last two weeks there’s been a wild weather and we’ve had to settle for games of Clue or movies.

Sunday? The garage didn’t get cleaned either. But we had a wonderful day, in spite of my hot flashes.

Last week was full of things to be grateful for. We spent a day at the Franciscan Mission Warehouse. The boys had so much fun the first time we went, that we decided to make this a recurring event. This will be one place for us to do service projects and we are so grateful for the opportunity. We sorted and packaged school supplies that will be sent to Nigeria and Tanzania. The boys were able to work and know that their efforts were for a good thing.

I am grateful we were able to get a zoo pass and a pass to our local art museum. We will use this all school year, but for the next four weeks it is important to Boo and I because Roo is going to be taking classes in a summer intensive program for about seven hours each day. Boo has a chance to for classes too, but it will be for just an hour three days a week. The program is a fair distance from home and with gas prices soaring I will not be driving back and forth. Boo and I will do school work in the a.m. but need to have some things to entertain us after his class. So we will be doing lots of art appreciating and zoo-ing. We will also be visiting friends and the farmers market. I am grateful the boys have this chance, and also grateful for the fun opportunities Boo and I will have.

There have been a couple sets of circumstances have been weighing heavily on my heart lately and last week I gained insight into two of them. The situations aren’t really improved or resolved but understanding has allowed me to hopefully be more patient.

This week will be a challenge for us as we transition from a very relaxed style of schooling with late starting days to a very fast paced and out of the house all day style of living. Thankfully it will only be for four weeks. I’m grateful for the opportunities, but I am sure I will be grateful when we finish too.

What are you grateful for?

Christine at Brady’s Bunch is the originator of Grains of Gratitude. She’s always got something to share that makes me smile. I’m grateful she had the idea!

I am going to be blogging from the library near the school the boys will be at. I will be trying to do some scheduled posting that Blogger offers. So if my times seem a bit odd--that's why. Trying to move into the technology age. Baby steps...LOL!

2 comments:

annie said...

I have a project that is calling my name too... I just keep ignoring it!

Hope you have a wonderful blessed day!

luvmy4sons said...

I so understand about the hurried way of life of coming and going and the craziness of that! But it's a season...and I am thankful for it!