Yesterday my personal mileage counter turned over another big mile stone – the big 37! Yup, I do feel like I am slowly starting to slide into 40. I plan to do it with the best “gracefulness” that I can.
As I was trying to fall asleep last night I was thinking back over my day and I suddenly began to just thank God for all the wonderful things about yesterday. I want to capture them here so that I don’t forget. Here’s my top ten list and there are many many more that I don’t have the time to add to the list.
#1 Waking up to the new sound of my AWESOME coffee pot from my parents. It’s the kind that grinds the beans and perks the coffee all in one. It’s great. When the grinder kicks on in the morning it’s noisy. Something I will be happy to get used to.
#2 Stumbling to the kitchen for my fresh brewed Starbuck’s coffee – a gift from my wonderful friend, Jules. My friend is a true Jewel! One of those relationships that I couldn’t live without. I am thankful for all the many calls and well-wisher’s for my special day. Those friendships mean more to me even than the gifts! Thank you everyone!!
#3 For it being a year later and my Mom still being here with me. What a miracle!
#4 Yesterday I heard Evely sing for the very first time! She has the absolute cutest singest voice that I have ever heard – NO JOKE! Guess what she was singing? “Hap burt day to yooooou! Hap burt day to Yoooooooou!” I just melted.
#5 Spending time with my kids in the car. Julian and I had a blast making our voices do funny things, playing “I spy”, and stopping to check out a dead groundhog in the road. Someone asked me the other day if a groundhog has webbed feet – I am pleased to let you know that NO, they do not have webbed feet.
#6 I told Jaden I loved him yesterday and he yelled in an angry voice “No!”. “Why?” I asked. “CUZ!”, he said through clinched teeth. “Cuz why?” I pressed him. “Cuz I LOVE YOU!!!” He growled at me. (I’ll take that!)
#7 I am thankful for the gorgeous pink roses that ended up on my counter. They were brought in by my wonderful hubby who loves me so much. The thing is, he doesn’t realize that I love him more! He is the best I could ask for. He sacrifices himself for our little family and provides so well for us! I’m proud to be his wife.
#8 The fillet mignon that I devoured last night at Houlihans for my birthday meal!! It was scrumptious. (Should have taken a picture of that one.)
#9 I was ecstatic to see that I sold over $100 on ebay yesterday. A new fun hobby that I have begun.
and #10 . . .I am thankful for life, health and happiness, for family, for laughter, but most of all for Jesus. Without Him, I would be a mess. He has brought me out of a miry pit and set my feet upon a firm foundation. He is my salvation, my life and I can get through anything with Him. I can smile at the years to come because I know that whatever will come my way, He is with me. He will never leave me or forsake me. He stoops down to make me great. He makes the path before me smooth so that my ankles do not turn as I walk. He is the lover of my soul and every good gift that I have comes ultimately from His hand. Praise be to His name for ever and ever!
I hope that all of you out there make a top ten list for today. Even in the midst of hard times, trials, crummy days or rain there is so much to say “thanks” for. I think I am in the mood for some turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing now!