continued thanksgiving

on my way to listing out something that I am thankful for each day this year.

3. funny sayings my students say. Today was the first day back and I overheard one student say, "Dang I can't believe Mrs. Osborn still has that baby in her belly!"
4. my house- my dad's house burnt down today. Thankfully he is okay, but he and his wife lost everything.
5. getting to hear my son's heartbeat, it never gets old
6. my drive to and from school. It is a nice time to just sit and listen to music as I prepare for what is ahead or unwind from my day.
7. lazy evenings resting on couch with a hot pad on my achy back
8. Today Brett and I walked through the remains of my father's house and it once again showed me how blessed I am to have a home full of nice things, many of which I probably don't need.
9. having an afternoon to read while Brett naps.
10. SNOW DAYS!!!!!!
11. enjoying a second snow day and enjoying this time of rest and cuddling with my sweet dog Rocco
12. realizing how lucky I am to have three snows in a row to myself because in a little over a month, my days will no longer be mine for rest and relaxation.
13. my Martin City school family, they threw me a wonderful baby shower today after school.
14. feeling my son kick and move around in the womb, a constant remainder of how blessed I am to have a healthy pregnancy and a growing baby.
15. enjoying the fellowship of the candle light brunch at church this morning as we kicked off the woman's ministry at church.
16. The Sabbath, a day of rest.
17. being reminded that the Lord gives and takes away, but blessed be HIS name!
18. in-service day at school today. It was nice to actually have time to go out for lunch and visit with my co-teachers outside of the school setting.



With the new year hear I have been thinking about resolutions. I rarely make them any more because I hardly keep them. But the past few weeks I have been thinking about all the blessings in my life that I am thankful for, and all of the wonderful, undeserving gifts that the Lord has given me. I recently read a blog post at Passionate Homemaking about gratitude and making a list off all the things you are thankful for.
You can read it here:
I have decided to do the same thing this year. Although with a baby coming next month, I am going to modify my gratitude list to listing one thing (possibly more) that I am thankful for everyday this year.
1). I'm thankful for the grace, mercy and love from my sovereign Father.
2). Bible reading and prayer every night with Brett before we go to sleep.
I want to spend this year meditating on the things in life that are most important and life-giving, as well as the fun, everyday blessings that make my heart happy.
Happy New Year, here's to making 2011 a year filled with thanksgiving and reflection.

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