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August 21, 2009

Thanking God on Friday

*I am thankful for...my family. And I don't just mean my husband and my son. I was sitting in the kitchen this morning, sipping my hot cup of coffee when I realized that the only way I know how to make coffee, is the way that my Granny used to make it. Too much coffee, too much sugar and milk to counteract the taste of all that coffee. :) She used to say that she had to put the extra coffee in it because she needed the caffeine rush, but that she wasn't crazy about the bitterness that coffee could bring, so she put Extra milk and extra sugar in it to make it taste better. I drink it the EXACT same way that she did.

That's when I started thinking about all of the influences in my life. My mom, My dad, both of my Grandmothers and my PawPaw. Each and every one of them in some way or another has had an influence in the woman I have turned out to be. There have been so many people that have contributed to who I am, and I am so glad to have grown up with these people in my life.

*I am thankful for...naps. I didn't realize how much I accomplished and how much I unwinded when Noah napped, until he decided that he didn't want to take anymore. The past two days he has slept maybe 2 hours [at the very most] during the day. I don't know what's gotten into him. I never knew how much I needed those couple of hours of silence a day to clear my mind and have some down time until it got taken away from me. Hopefully this is like a 2 or 3 day phase and he will start back napping like he was (1 hour nap in the morning before lunch, 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon before Josh got home.)

*I am thankful for...prayer. I am really trying to anty up my prayer life. Spend some quality time every single day in the presence of God. I am starting to notice a lot of differences in my life. Simple things that I really have to acknowledge, but that I know are there. I haven't been sleeping that well, but when I started spending some indepth time in prayer before bed, I have gotten some of the best rest I have ever had. I am noticing a difference in just the mentality that I have when I wake up. I'm just happier all the way around. It's such a powerful feeling to feel GOD at work in your life.

*I am thankful for...my blog. [Have I said this before?] I really am. I love to write. It's my creative outlet...the only that I have that I'm really any good at. I look forward to getting up in the mornings, fixing a cup of coffee, sitting at the computer and getting lost for an hour or so in the worlds of others around me. I love knowing that I'm not the only mama/wife out there that feels and thinks the things that I think. And reading your comments makes my day. {Hint: feel free to leave AS MANY as you like. I promise I do not mind at all :) } Your comments and thoughts are what keep me going. My comments come directly to my phone so whenever I see that little red light flashing, I get a sudden thrill of anticipation in hearing-well, reading-what your thoughts are. Thanks :)

*I am thankful for...cute notebooks and good ink pens. I started my prayer journal the other day, and I have to tell you, nothing excites me the way that a really cute notebook does. I swear, I could go in stores and buy notebooks just for the fact of having them. I buy cute ones with really no set plan as to what they are for, just because they are cute. Sometimes, I buy them with no intention of writing in them because they are too cute to mess up. [Does that make me crazy?] And I love ink pens. But they have to be GOOD pens, that don't bleed and blot all over paper. Right now, there are 2 kinds that I have found that I LOVE. I love the PINK Papermate "Write For Hope" Breast Cancer Awareness Pen. I think I found these at K-Mart and haven't seen them anywhere else yet. Not even Walmart. And I really like Pink INC Alias 1.0. This one was a random brand that I got at WalMart that works super well. I have to buy pink ones or some other girly color so the husband doesn't take them to work and lose them.

What are YOU thankful for?

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At August 21, 2009 at 8:47 AM , OpenID bluecottonmemory said...

What a sweet post! I miss the perking souund my grandmother's coffee pot made. I definitely drink my coffee different than she did--She drank it black! Mine's all dressed up! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so comfortable--like home:)

You can read about my grandmother in the following post: http://bluecottonmemory.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/%e2%99%a5-my-grandmothers-strength/

 

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