3.11.2011

thankful, part II

and to finish our list of 60...

  • i am thankful for mrs. whaley's english classes who have prayed faithfully over the last few months
  • i am thankful for a dad who has thoroughly embraced our crazy adoption adventures (after a bit of a pause...)
  • i am thankful for little tiny rocking chairs for little tiny girls
  • i am thankful for pajama pants
  • i am thankful for a person in florida who i have never met who sent us a check
  • i am thankful for a loving birthmother who placed sarahjoy in a safe place before saying goodbye forever
  • i am thankful that i can walk in the room and sarahjoy instantly stops crying
  • i am thankful for chili's  (english classes...why is there an apostrophe there?)
  • i am thankful for a heart that kept going despite being twice its normal size and completely overworked
  • i am thankful for xrays so we know what's going on in her lungs
  • i am thankful for pizza gift cards
  • i am thankful for people who i meet for lunch and hand me money
  • i am thankful for a one pound weight gain in one week! (for sarahjoy that is, not me, although i'm running a close second...)
  • i am thankful for antibiotics
  • i am thankful for great friends who invite themselves over for dinner
  • i am thankful for hot showers
  • i am thankful for college kids who love our family and babysit for free over spring break
  • i am thankful for sarahjoy's cries, even if they do last for way too long at naptime
  • i am thankful for disposable diapers
  • i am thankful for full nights of sleep (what are those again?)
  • i am thankful for consignment stores that give me money to pad my clothing budget
  • i am thankful for weekends
  • i am thankful for PBS kids
  • i am thankful for sweet tea
  • i am thankful for PICUS and IV's and breathing monitors
  • i am thankful for family reunions 
  • i am thankful for a praying, God-fearing Mimi who has lived to see an enormous return on her investments in her children
  • i am thankful for two little twin sisters of Makiah that fill their mom and dad's arms again
  • i am thankful for josiah, annaclaire, micah, lydia and sarahjoy for being the cutest and most amazing kids any mom could ask for 
  • i am thankful for eric who hands down is the best father and husband a woman could ever imagine
missing our little itsy...a new family pic is coming soon!  but dang aren't those kids the cutest!

2 comments:

Claire said...

LOTS to be thankful for! I think there is an apostrophe to make it possessive... like Claire's restaurant, but Chili's. Perhaps Chili was a person? Otherwise they may be using the semi-acceptable use of an apostrophe to make acronyms or dates plural (both Cds and CD's is acceptable, both 1990s and 1990's is too...). Best guesses!

Wendy said...

Hey, I just found your blog from Rachel's. Rachel was in my youth group way back when. My dad was the Arnold family's pastor.
Anyway, your family is just precious. God has called you to be a minister/mother to many. May His grace be all over you as you are in this transition phase with your newest blessing.