Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Happy April! Happy Spring! Happy Thankful Thursday! Happy Easter! This month for Thankful Thursday we are over at Lynn's blog.

I hope you are having a happy week. I've enjoyed thinking about our Savior this week and our sacrifice. That is truly something to be thankful for!

This week I'm thankful for:
~ my husband and his hard work. He has had a tough few weeks at work this month. I'm thankful for him and his job.

~ sharing the true meaning of Easter with my sweet son. For our Wednesday lesson we retold the story of the end of Jesus' life using Resurrection Eggs. You've probably seen these for sale in your local Christian bookstores or even Walmart had them one year. I have wanted to get some and this year decided to make some myself. (I searched for "homemade resurrection eggs" if you'd like to make them .) This was very effective we felt, and it was really touching to see Caleb "get" the story of the final days of Jesus' earthly life. After we went through all 12 eggs I asked him again what each thing represented and he understood most of them. It was a wonderful experience for us as a family.

~ spring mornings. There is still a little bit of coolness in the air, but it quickly warms up and is perfect for hanging clothes on the line. This week as Caleb sat at the table for breakfast I opened up our back window blinds. I saw a beautiful sunrise. He was still partiallyasleep and said, "Look at that red bird." He came over by me, and I moved over to see it. It made us both smile to share that.

~ being able to live this life right now. Sometimes my heart just feels overwhelmed with thankfulness at God's blessings. I am so thankful that I get to live my dream come true to be a stay at home Mom and get to help at Caleb's school and with his parties (like Thursday) and also volunteer other places.

~ orange juice. I love getting a drink of cold orange juice. Or having my husband fix me a glass. It made me smile the other day when he fixed me a glass and just put a small amount in it. He knows me well. I don't like a big glass of juice. He just put a little bit in it and that made me smile. : )

Have a day of blessings!


Denise said...

Your grateful heart always makes me smile, love you.

Loren said...

What a beautiful thankful list !!! You are just so precious my friend!

Have a blessed Easter! He is RISEN!!! Halleluah

Nana Jul said...

How blessed you are!!
Enjoy those sleepy time moments with Caleb! Treasure the moments.
Happy Easter!

Shelby said...

I love your whole list of blessings... and isn't orange juice just the best thing?!?

More Than Conquerors said...

I love orange juice too :) How sweet of your husband to fix a glass for you. Thank God for blessing you in many wonderful ways. I love to think of the Lord and His sacrifice for us. It always warmed my heart to remember His love. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and Happy Thankful Thursday!

Warm regards,

sharon said...

Your life sounds quite exciting...Wonderful the way Caleb 'got' the story. The best thing any parent can do for a child is show that child the way to Jesus... you are doing a splendid job!

Have a blessed Easter!

Debbie said...

I so enjoyed your thankful list, and join in your gratefulness that you get to live your dream and be a stay home mom. Have a very blessed Easter. Hugs, Debbie

Godsgalnj said...

Hi =) Loved your list! It's incredibly beautiful.

Loved the little bit about Spring mornings. That's the time when I feel so refreshed... God's hand is in these Spring mornings =)

I love oj - not a large glass, but a small bit as well =)

I was looking at your profile - we have similar tastes in books and music! =)

Have a blessed Easter!

Laurie said...

Resurrection Eggs are such a wonderful way to share Easter with kids, and in our case, grandkids. You have a wonderful list of thank yous today!

Blessings to you,

Shelby said...

I love your list but this one got me especially:

~ being able to live this life right now.

That's such a blessing, to see your life and know that it's good and be content and thankful in it. You made my day.