Well. Thank you HEAPS for your encouragement and prayers. I loved reading your words, and I could feel your prayers. Seriously.
In the interest of complete honesty, I have not leaped out of my pit in a single bound, flapping my wings of joy. However, I am CLIMBING out, holding my Father’s hand. The walls of this particular pit are pretty muddy, so I’ve slipped backward a few times, but I’m definitely moving.
I am so thankful for a forgiving husband and kids.
While I’m at it, I should probably list some other things I’m thankful for, because there are many.
I’m thankful that we only need about $400 more support for our Cambodia trip. Praise the Lord!
I’m thankful that the girls and I spent about 3 hours this afternoon completely (and I mean COMPLETELY) cleaning out their bedrooms. They’ve never looked this good. I could cry.
I’m thankful for Nina’s new flotation device that helps her be brave enough to hang out in the 6-ft end of the pool instead of the 2-ft. So much more fun for Mama. I’m thankful for my friend Amanda and her daughters Jillian and Jada who hang out with us at the pool and swimming lessons every day.
I’m so thankful for my friends who are en route to Cambodia RIGHT THIS MINUTE. This team is paving the way for our team that leaves in 13 days. (13 days!) Love each one of them!
I’m thankful for my husband’s new job with HEALTH INSURANCE. We haven’t had it for over 2 years, and now we even have dental and vision. So, Ava’s 2 pulled teeth and the spacer she needs? Cost us $73 instead of $600. And my new glasses? Free frames, $10 for the lenses. I haven’t had glasses since 8th grade. I’ve worn my contacts pretty much every minute my eyes are open since I was 14. Don’t try this at home.
I’m thankful for the Ollie’s that opened 5 minutes from our house yesterday. Do you know Ollie? I LOVE HIM.
I’m thankful for Bit-O-Honey and Lifesaver Gummy Sweet Strings and Sour Rings.
I’m thankful for some beautiful items I’m selling next week on my blog.
I’m thankful for a place in Michigan that says they can fix Gabe’s camera for $180 and thankful for the free autographed Dale Earnhardt Junior jacket that Gabe won on the radio and sold for $150 and the $30 check that a certain K. sent Gabe for his camera fund. What a “coincidence” that those 2 things added up to how much the camera repairs cost.
My list is longer, but my eyes are tired.
I am also thankful for YOU. You’re awesome.
What are you thankful for today?