Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thankful Thursday~ Christian Family Life and Humor~


Dear Friends,

As another week passes and I look over the moments in the week, I am so grateful for the Power to choose. The power to choose happiness in all circumstances and all things. Life , marriage, children and friendships are all so precious to each of us. Choosing to make our own happiness , plant our own gardens of love. I thank the Lord for having given me the gift of my wonderful children. He has so blessed me indeed .I know it is up to me to do a good job raising them and looking to the joy of it.

I am thankful for the Lord being in my life.

I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and his sense of ethics and humor.

I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends.

Ok and speaking of humor. I am so thankful for the gift of laughter and a sense of humor. With my friend Mary's permission I am going to tell you what my day was like the other day. We were getting ready for the children's art park and lessons we are hosting here. Mary has 4yr. twins ,as well as a 2 yr. and was babysitting 3... She graciously offered to go with me to help get the rest of my supplies and everything I needed, for my friendship tea, I am hosting next month. I was crying grateful that she went. Having the twins, my son and the other 4 kids should be enough said right there....LOL Are you with me still ?

10:00 am bathroom break the one 7yr Sarah jumps up and tries to flip like in "gymnastics" over the top of the door frame...while all eyes and lectures on safety were on her, the twins started fighting . I was in charge of Gracie the two year old , when I turned around she had stripped ...yes you heard me ...yes almost completely .I found myself stuttering and repeating " Oh my " over and over and other phrases randomly, intelligent things such as: no " we don't touch anything" until other people started staring and saying ok.... I grabbed her shoes yes those were off too and put them as well as her clothes back on. I then had to wash her and the 7 yr olds hands about oh...100 times . By then I felt like I had run a NY marathon and actually well ..won first place...ahem If you were in a mall and witnessed this I am sincerely apologize for traumatizing you. As for all the cute chocolates I bought to fill the tea cups, well they hopefully calorie free and still in stock ,as I ate every last one when I got home.

I am grateful for all you, your wonderful blogs and inspiration.

May the Lord bless you this week and always. Thank you for stopping in for a visit it means so much to me.

Thank you to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursday.

In his endless love,


Angel Mama ():)

24 Gracious friends said:

Alycia said...

I loved reading your TT list! I just had to smile at the recount of your story. I can just imagine the scenario playing out :) I've had moments like that too! Blessings to you this TT!

Denise said...

I enjoyed your list as always my friend. Thanks for sharing the story, made me smile.

Kim said...

I'm laughing simply because that sounds like everytime I go to the grocery store with all of my children. People stare literally stare at us. There are only 4 of them I don't understand why it feels as if I have take 20 with me. Thank you for sharing.

Terri @ In His Hands said...

LOL, that is too funny!

Enjoyed your list and the funny story! :)

Blessings~

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I am thankful to be able to find the HUMOR in those situations also (even if it is after the fact). And it's also good to be thankful for chocolate. Chocolate makes the day better sometimes :) Blessings, Angel!

eph2810 said...

I am thankful too for the Lord being in my life - He gives me strength, peace, mercy...the list goes on.

It is wonderful to have a family to care for :) - even at times when it becomes stressful.

Oh my -- what a day at the mall. I am sure your felt like you ran the marathon. Too funny that you ate all the chocolate that actually meant for the tea :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to you and yours.

Laurel Wreath said...

This made me laugh, not because it was a hard day but because you are my kind of sister...someone who eats chocolate after a hard day.

Praise God for chocolate!!!!

I hope you have a good day today.

Changed by His Love said...

I am Laughing out Loud! That's hilarious! And you don't ever have to apologize about the chocolate - we know. :)

Patty said...

I love your list!! You deserved to eat all the chocolate!! LOL!!

Have a great day with Jesus!

Dana said...

Great list. Love the choclate too! Your list always makes me smile.

Traci said...

I love to read your thankful list. You are such a blessing in my life.

Hugs my sweet sister and friend.

Traci

C. R. Morris said...

Oh my goodness! Bless your heart what a day! I would have eaten all of that chocolate too. I have zero resistance to chocolate.

Nise' said...

Thanks for the giggle today! You definitely deserved that chocolate!

Angie said...

I am laughing out loud (at work) at the scene that you just painted before my eyes! YES I would have eaten all the chocolate too!!! What a day! You are precious to me! You blessed my heart with that!

Akelamalu said...

I agree, you DID deserve the chocolate, and more!

Sharon said...

I love your list and the story! Chocolate is a great comforter. ;-)

Congratulations on your award from Denise.

I'm honored that you want to put me in your sidebar. Feel free, sweetie.

NspiredByFaith said...

..lol! That was a precious story! I was already laughing but the chocolate part sent me howling! I can totally relate my friend! Totally!

Deedra

Crystal said...

What a great story...Thanks for sharing your thankfulness with us...the power to choose is amazing isn't it?
Blessings

Laura said...

This is beautiful!!

BTW, I tagged you for the 8 Random Things meme over at my blog.

Diana said...

There is nothing in like overdosing on chocolate! Thanks for sharing your amusing story.

Sharon said...

Nothing like a little chocolate to bring down the nerves--that is until I try to put on clothes. :)
Love the pictures on wordless Wednesday.

Lori B said...

Loved your thankful Thursday list.
All great things to be thankful for.

Melanie said...

Oh that story was too funny! I'm sure that anyone who is a mom or who has ever worked with children has experienced a similar situation. You certainly deserved to eat all that chocolate!!

Christine said...

That story is hysterical! It sounds like my day, well, everyday! My son spends the whole day in his underwear and says that's his favorite thing about homeschooling. :)

Thankful for you as well!