thankful thursdays 1/20

Jan 20, 2011

Oh my! Has it really been since December 9th since I wrote a Thankful Thursdays post? Trust me, this is not because I have not been thankful! We have been blessed so much in the past month. We have had time as a family, time with extended family, protection in accidents, been adopted for Christmas by a very loving secret santa, enjoyed lovely Christmas cards, found a car for Richard to replace his totaled one, been quite healthy as a family, spent lots of time with friends, and are now moving into the new year. So many wonderful blessings!

* This week I have been overwhelmed by the kindness, generosity, and obedience of people in my life. I want to be like them! I opened a card from my aunt and she had written me such an encouraging note. I reread it often and am inspired by her words. Much to my shock, she sent us some money! She said she had a dream about us and knew she needed to send us some money. How did she know, I ask. The answer comes…because God is good. God knows and he loves and he is sending me umpteen messages that we are not alone. Thank you, dear aunt. I love you.
* Hugs! They are the best! Yesterday Sherry gave me a huge, long, heartfelt hug. It felt soooo good!
* I am so grateful Eve is here! We are having a wonderful time having two Love of Learners in our home. It is so fun for the two girls to be able to read and study and create together!
* Food. I love food! I love delicious food…a whole lot. I dream of delicious food. Last night, we had such a yummy Caesar salad, Yankee-Doodle Macaroni that was scrumdeliumptious, and acorn squash. I can’t even tell you how delish it was! Thank you Kari! I hope our deal is working out for you as well as it is for me!

Monday we had the MOST amazing fresh, shredded vegetable marinara sauce, along with meatballs, pasta, breadsticks and salad from the Lamoreaux family. We were in heaven!

I don’t know what I will do this summer when I have to start cooking every day again. I think we will survive on pb & j!
——————————————————————————————————————————–* I am grateful for my life as a doula. I am on call for a family right now and it is wonderful to live in anticipation of their upcoming birth. I have attended all four of their previous births and this fifth one is going to be the icing on the cake because it was such a miracle in coming to be. This family is the most walking-with-God family I have ever known. They are faithful, devoted followers of their faith and it is such a privilege to be a part of their lives. This new little baby will be here any day!
——————————————————————————————————————————–* Liz! Liz is a new mom in our homeschooling world and let me tell you, she lives with passion! I love her energy and adorableness and talents and humility and humor and oh, just everything about her. Last week at DI, she recommended we read Stone Fox for a family read-aloud. I quickly bought it for .50 and we finished it on Tuesday. What a great story!

Then, yesterday, she brought me a book as a gift! It is super fun to have a fellow book-lover as a friend!

Liz is also mentoring Keziah in singing. It is so exciting to have vocal instruction for my little girl who has excellent pitch and quite a gift for singing. Keziah is having a blast in her Vocal Jazz class!
——————————————————————————————————————————–* Ruth Heller. She is one of my favorite authors and I just have to shout out to the world that I am thankful for her! We have been reading all sorts of her books this week and I am, once again, convinced that she is a genius! I will be doing a book bonanza on her soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it!
Our little friend, Christopher, just got here, and it is time for morning devotional, so I need to run.

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  1. Anne

    So glad it’s Thursday again. I love to read this summary of what’s going on in your life. It’s like catching up with a good friend over a cup of hot chocolate.

  2. KeeNan

    Tell me more about Ruth Heller… what books of hers do you like? What kind of books does she write? (I looked her up at my library, but I’d like your take)

    • tracy

      I love her grammar books…I think they are called “World of Language” series…there are eight of them…one on nouns, one on adverbs, one on adjectives, one on verbs, one on prepositions, and I can’t remember what the other two are. We love her How to Hide books and her art books are simply amazing. I use the art books in my math class all the time. She has lovely science books like Chickens Aren’t The Only Ones and Animals Alive and Well. I am going to do a whole post on her books soon and it will be much more informative than this ridiculously rambling comment is!