Monday, November 3, 2008

Deciding to be Thankful

Today I've decided to be thankful for things I often take for granted. Here's my list.

* The beautiful Fall colors
* Peanut Butter Sandwiches
* Warm showers
* Music
* Our dogs
* Our bookshelf full of books
* My husband's kind voice
* Money to buy groceries
* The opportunity to adopt
* Being a Mom
* God's love for me !!!!!

As I write this list, I am reminded of how many things on it had been prayer requests of mine for many years & now they are a "normal" part of my life. (Like my precious husband & son, & the fact that we are getting to adopt a year earlier than we had thought we might!) I'm glad I took the time to see how many dreams God has already made come true in my life! I feel more thankful already! :)


Shaun and Holly said...

Peanut butter....UGH!!! I remember when you were a kid you wanted to eat that 3 meals a day! Mom had to limit you to only eating it once a day. Does Mark share your love affair with peanut butter??


Patty said...

Mark only likes peanut butter in a "normal" kind of way. I guess my love for the stuff isn't genetic! :)

Shaun and Holly said...

Josiah is the only one in our house that likes the stuff.

Laura said...

Choosing to be thankful with you! I keep checking in daily (sometimes more than once) for news from Ghana. We're praying!
Love you guys!

Patty said...

Oh Laura,

Thank you for checking in! It helps me to know I'm not the only one dying to find out! I keep thinking this is going to make me crazy, the waiting is so hard, but God keeps helping me each day & I am still (pretty much)"all there"!

oliviakorum said...

ok, I'm done.