November 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday...or Friday

Yep, I did it again. I’m a day late for Thankful Thursday. But since it’s my blog and I get to make the rules, I’m saying it’s all good (It's good to be queen :-) Here’s what I’m thankful for this week:

  1. I’m thankful that my dad and I went out to dinner this week. Just the two of us. We enjoyed a good meal and free flowing conversation…so much so we closed the restaurant. It’s not something we normally do, but I’m so glad we did.

  2. I’ve been feeling crappy for over a week and am thankful I’m going to the doctor today. I’ve self-diagnosed myself with piglet flu (a minor version of swine flu). I’m also thanking God in advance for a super-strength cough medicine that will tame this monster cough.

  3. I’m thankful I go to a mission-minded church. This past weekend we collected 90 Thanksgiving baskets for two local aid organizations. Even given the poor economy, our church family responded generously, giving 10% more baskets than last year.
    On Tuesday, two of my friends and I helped deliver baskets to Interfaith Housing Group, one of the organizations our church was supporting. We were incredibly blessed to meet Interfaith’s coordinator, hear a bit of her remarkable story and learn about the grass-roots organization. Our church was the only one who gave Thanksgiving baskets to Interfaith and as a result 60+ of their client families will now enjoy a delicious, nutritious, home cooked meal on Thanksgiving. Think of all the churches all over the country reaching out in the same way—and how many families will be reached as a result. Remarkable!

  4. I’m keenly aware that life ebbs and flows, especially as a parent, but I’m so thankful my kids are doing well this year in school. Both are thriving in their new schools (middle school and high school), embracing the workload and meeting new friends.

  1. I’m thankful my husband made it home last night from a business trip to Atlanta. After an FAA glitch froze all air travel in the morning, bad weather in Philadelphia added further delays in the evening and a seating snafu left him without a seat, I was happy he arrived home, late and worn out, but safe.

Of course Thanksgiving is next week, so all our thoughts will turn to counting our blessings. I'll consider this a warm-up.

What are you thankful for this week?

"Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. Don't tell your neighbor 'Maybe some other time' or 'Try me tomorrow' when the money's right there in your pocket." (Proverbs 3:27-28, MSG)

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Eileen Astels Watson said...

Beautiful Thank you's Kelli!!

I'll pray for your cough to go away.

Our church is mission minded as well. We don't do baskets for Thanksgiving, but we do for Christmas, complete with turkeys. We also do the Samaritan's Purse Children Christmas boxes.

Terri Tiffany said...

I'm happy your husband made it home ok--I watched that mess on TV!
I am thankful I had another interview for a job today--it means maybe an opportunity to follow what we think God wants us to do.

Kelly Combs said...

I love the Message Bible. Great verse.

Glad your hubby is home safe and your kids are doing well. Hope you are FEELING BETTER! I have a chest cough and am so tired of it. It is lingering.

Cheryl Barker said...

I'm thankful that all went smoothly as we moved our daughter and son-in-law last weekend. Even though they'll be nearly 6 hrs. away from us now, I'm thankful it's not further than that.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kelli!

Carmen said...

Piglet flu? LOLOL!! Lots to be thankful for! Great list!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Wow, we are living similar lives. I have a middle schooler and a high schooler. My church is mission minded. And my husband travels.


Thankful to know you understand.

Have a great weekend.

Sue J. said...

I'm finally taking myself off the Mucinex tonight. After raking all of these leaves tomorrow, though, I'll probably be back on it!

It's so hard to rest, but that was when my body healed the best. (Yeah, and the antibiotics were good, too!)

It's nice when the kids are handling their academics well. That leaves space for handling all of their other "stuff." (Or, getting your rest!)

Hope Dan's grounded at home for awhile now!

Kristen said...

I laughed aloud with your self diagnosis of the piglet flu! I haven't been feeling too great myself.

Feel better!

Saleslady371 said...

What a great list. I hope you will feel better real soon!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I think of a few things I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving:

1. My health.
2. Kids who know and love Jesus.
3. A husband who loves me as Christ loves the church.
4. A church body who loves me as well.
5. Grace.
6. Daily bread; both financially and spiritually speaking.
7. The excitement I see for Christmas in my young children's eyes. It helps me along those lines.
8. Parents who are still healthy and able to enjoy life.
9. A new stereo in my junker van. It's been broken for 10 months!
10. Did I mention my health?

Happy Thanksgiving Kelli. Thankful for you as well.


Runner Mom said...

Love your list! Hope you are feeling better by now, sweet friend! I am thankful for friends in bloggyland that encourage me and love me just as I am! :) Y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!