Thursday, May 14, 2009
Abundant Blessings: Thankful Thursday.
In our home, we refer to this as the "Michigan Blessing:"
And for this gift of food we say,
For all your loving care today,
Father, we thank Thee.
(optional: Yay, God! Yay, Us!)
Today, I am thankful for:
-- our first beautiful CSA share this season, as above (ground beef, eggs, butter lettuce, radishes, green onions, cauliflower, strawberries)
-- the Keen sandals passed on to us (Ziggy) from friends Sarah and Clara
-- a freshly mown front lawn, thoughtfully accomplished by the Mister last evening before the rains of the morning
-- the excitement of a prolific mulberry tree and plans for jam
-- new running shoes that make my nervy plantar faciitis problem a little less painful (the New Balance 737, oh so lovely! In a silver and raspberry combo, to boot!)
-- O's growth spurt, which means he is thriving, even though we had to replace his relatively new New Balance sneakers and Crocs....
-- sleep (four nights in the last week, an early -- with the child -- bedtime for me)
-- the lessening of allergies and its attendant snot for our family members (no nice way to put it, really)
-- dear friends at our Community Center who love us as we love them, and with whom we share snacks and stories and childcare and the experience of raising a family
-- a fine visit with my folks, my sister's family and my brother and his wife
-- a reliable and safe vehicle ferrying us across the plateau and back a time or three each month to visit family
-- family suppers at the table all together
-- daily bird sightings which thrill us all
-- Ziggy sweetly and independently deciding that he is too big for his "little red bike" and giving it "to Nina, for their little Eva"
Posted by Ms. Booty Homemaker