Friday, November 30, 2012

Thankful {for the little things & the big things}

Oh hello there. It's been awhile.
I took a nice little {ok, maybe big} break from the blog.
In the whirlwind of business that life with 4 kids can bring I felt the Lord nudging me to be quiet.
Me. Quiet. I know.

Of course what better way to get back into the swing of things than to link up with 2 of my favorite people?

Some little things I'm thankful for...
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It's been raining for 2 days. Aaaaand I love it. It's my favorite weather for sure. Lucky for me, my family doesn't really get cabin fever. We all love to be by the fire with a book or playing a game. It's a dream.

Speaking of fires...
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I'm thankful for this little spot in my little house. I keep this fire going all.day.long.
There is usually a dog laying in front of it hogging all the heat but they are camera shy. When it gets cold here this is where all the action happens. The heart of our family is right here.

Now for some bigger things...
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This kid tried something new. This kid. The one who is not competitive in anything but academics. The one who likes to have "free time at home" rather than be in an organized activity. And yes, those are his words.
He stepped out, tried something new, and believe it or not, liked it.
Is he going to be a professional flag football player {is there even such a thing}?
No.
But he did a great job getting outside his comfort zone and I'm thankful for his courage.

Finally, there have been a lot of changes around here lately. Situations are changing, my attitudes about some things are changing. 
But I'm thankful I'm loved by an unchanging God.
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I know that His plan is better than any I could ever come up with. 
So I will listen to and then follow Him.
I'm thankful His plans for me are good.

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16 comments:

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Ive missed you and just last night felt prompted to send you a text(but then I got preoccupied doing something else-total fail on my part.)
Please know that you've been missed but I get the "quiet" thing.
Ive spent the majority of this week in the hospital, before and after school, with my dad. Another surgery, this time added a pacemaker.
And I love that print of Katy's. Its hanging right here above my laptop!:)

Leslie @ top of the page said...

ah, an unchanging God. that gives me so much comfort in seasons of change all around me...thanks for those words. and i have been singing that song on katy's print all day. love it so much. big hugs.

hannah singer said...

oh, this post was worth waiting for. so glad you shared. amen amen!
xo

danielle @ take heart said...

i love you and will be curling up in front of that fireplace in june… move over dogs. and i do understand that it will be 100 degrees there. whatev

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Jessica Johnson said...

Oh hayyyy. I took a little hiatus, too. Not because God told me to. Mostly because I'm lazy. I miss you. And Mimi's with you. I think you need to come up to our Mimi's, yes? I'll be praying for your changing situations. Love you, friend.

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