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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 7:17

This week's blessings:

1. Women's Retreat. It was our church's women's retreat and I was able to go for the first (and probably last since we're moving) time. The sessions themselves were filled with encouragement about "being still" and trusting in the Lord. The speaker was the sweetest little lady who remembers everyone's name and everything about you... such a wonderful woman! And the fellowship was really great! It's been hard for me to find ways to really get to know other young women from church, and that was it! We had a lot of fun together! So the retreat was a great blessing all around!

2. Visit. One of our friends from Virginia was in the area speaking at a church, so he was able to come stay with us Monday night. No one ever just "happens to be in the area" since we live so far away from anyone we know, so it was really great to see him!

3. Baby Girl. Last week's ultrasound checked out clear and healthy and revealed that we're having a baby girl so I'm very VERY excited!!

4. Stroller class. I love this group of women, and it's a joy to get together twice a week to fellowship and exercise with the little ones.

5. Family. My mom found a way to come visit from Iowa this month! We thought we were going to have to wait until Christmas, but she found a weekend conference she can go to for work and then work will pay for the trip and vacation time. Yay! Just a couple weeks 'til we see her!

6. Hubs. I cannot end a thankful post without mentioning my husband. Even on the days when it's not so easy to come up with things, I still want to honor him and show him the love and respect he so very much deserves. This week I am especially thankful for all the time Kevin spent with Eli while I was at the retreat Saturday and Sunday. Even when I was finally home yet incredibly exhausted , he still offered for me to take a nap! (I didn't, but it was still sooo nice!) And now this week he is busy with several car maintenance tasks. I know it's always difficult for him, but he does it to save us money, and I really appreciate that!

What are you thankful for this week? How is God blessing your life? Join us over at Sting My Heart.


Patty said...

Congratulations on your baby girl!! I pray your mother has a safe flight and that you have a great time together! Have a blessed Thursday.

Dirtyhands4Him said...

What a great list! May God truly bless you today and this week.

ellen b said...

Ahh now you are going to have a sweet baby girl, too. Blessings on your family. That is very cool that your mom gets to visit soon.

Susanne said...

Congratulations on your baby girl!! I am so excited for you!! Thanks for sharing your precious thankful heart with us each week. You are always such a blessing to me!!

According to HIS Power said...

I'm so happy for you, Sarah!!! You have a lot of great blessings this week! You ARE a TRUE blessing to me:)

Love and Prayers,

Bethany said...

Awe, don't you just LOVE Carol Clough! I was sad to miss retreat this year - it is normally a highlight of my year. We went to NH for the weekend and had the best time as a family!

Denise said...

Congrats on your sweet baby girl, may you be greatly blessed.

Tonsofsons said...

A baby is a gift! So glad you were able to enjoy your retreat! Sounds fun!

Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

Congrats on learning that your little one is a girl! Baby girls are so much fun to dress up - our Ladybug is 4 months old and she is such a blessing!

Have a blessed day!

Angie said...

Sarah! I have missed getting over here! This has been a busy crazy week...I will e-mail some of the exciting fun details.
Your thankful heart is awesome! I love you girl---and go pick up your award --copy to your side bar! You are a disciple maker! You are precious to me!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

I like that you thanked your husband and what a sweetie he was to recognize that you needed that time with other women to learn and rest and have fun. And for finding out you are having a girl. I see you have a son already. A daughter is a special joy, not to take away from a son but there is a special bond between mothers and daughters. Blessings on your weekend.
Mama Bear