Monday, May 9, 2011

Thankful. #s 71-80.

So thankful, when I take the time to look past my natural tendency to complain.  I am a glass-half-empty kind of girl, but this purposeful thanksgiving is quite the remedy for that.

1.  My mom.  She is still so my mom.  She comes to the rescue, every time.

2.  The box of vitamins and "things" that mom had sent to my house.  Not inexpensive, I tell you, but she believes that it might be just the thing to get rid of this mysterious skin "condition."  THANK YOU, MOM.

3.  My mom's mom, holding me in the above picture.  My sweet, sweet grandmother.  Look at her being such a mom in the above picture.  Because when do you need your mom more than in those first days with a newborn?  

4.  That positive pregnancy test six months into marriage.  Little did I know that it was my Ada that God was growing inside of me.  I am so, so, so thankful that God's plan was so much bigger than my own.

5.  And my John Thomas.  My cranky, stinker, rascal of a boy, John.  It is Heaven when he hugs me so tight.  In the midst of his crankiness, he is my precious cuddle bug. 

6.  The safety of this house.  Think of the moms out there, living in fear every night.  I am so thankful that my children are tucked so safe-and-sound in their beds.  What a gift

7.  That God's grace is sufficient.  Because no matter how safe this house feels, I don't know what a day holds.  Thank you, Lord, that your grace is sufficient for whatever comes our way.  That is where the peace is found.

8.  That I am at home with the kiddos.  Think of it.  It is not a given, and yet, I am here with them everyday.

9.  My mother's day nap yesterday.  Scott let me sleep the afternoon away.  It's all I really wanted. 

10.  On top of the nap, Scott cooked sweet potato chips for dinner.  It was like he brought a piece of Auburn to our kitchen.  Amsterdam Cafe right here in Georgia.

All of this.  Stressful?  Yes.  Stains and spills and crumbs and toys in every. single. corner?  Yes.  Exhausted to the very core?  Yes.  But, motherhood.  Thank you, Lord.  Thank you.


Amanda said...

Happy Mother's day! And how did Scott make those sweet potato chips??? I want Amsterdams right now.

Jessica said...

way to go scott! what a great post and reminder for me how thankful I should be that I am a mother and able to stay at home with these precious children. love the pictures.

Mary said...

LOVE the pictures!