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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Welcome to Thankful Thursday again this week! If you'd like to participate, just stop by Sony'a Blog, Truth 4 The Journey, to sign up! Next write down five things you are thankful for this week. Finally, link up with Mr. Linky at her blog. It's that easy!

This has been a long and trying week. However, we have a great deal for which to be thankful!

1) My son-in-law, daughter and I got all but one strip (painters tape width) of my son's room painted. I'm going to work on that tonight and tomorrow night (so coats can dry) and my son should be able to move into his room only one week late. My son got all his laundry done and the (future) contents of his room organized.

2) Friends and "stranger" alike are praying for my mother-in-law and our family. We feel the prayers. We covet them. We need them.

3) The Bible contains the words of comfort and respite we need in those moments (and hours:-) when we feel too overwhelmed and tired to go on.

4) My son has been accepted into a one-year grant program through a partnership with VCU and the Dept. of Rehab Services. He has a job-coach assigned to him who will help him develop a current resume, help him find jobs for which to apply, conduct mock interviews with him and even attend interviews with him!

5) My sister-in-law is affording my husband a "day off" from visiting his mom. She will pick Audrey up and take her to have her hair done. Tomorrow Jim and Jeff will take Audrey to the doctor and then out to lunch.

My bonus Thankful Thursday item: We had a wonderful time last weekend with all three adult children here and rejoice in the blessing bestowed upon us by our children.

""Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?" In all this Job did not sin in what he said" (Job 2:10(a) NIV).

"As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you." So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed" (Mark 5:18-20 NIV).

Blessings on your journey,


Andrea said...

Wonderful and beautiful list. I am thankful for you and what you have brought into my life. I can not imagine life without your friendship. I am truly blessed.

Please stop by arise 2 write. There are several awards waiting on you.

GOD BLESS, andrea

Laurie said...

Hi Mary,
Wonderful list. Glad you enjoyed your time with your family. And, glad you feel the prayers of others! Love you, Laurie

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

The prayers of others are so important and it is comforting to know that others pray for us!
Love your list!
Love Collette xxx

Linda C said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful list. I enjoyed listing to your playlist- God Bless the Broken Road. My son played and sang this son at my sister's recent wedding to a wonderful man. They have both traveled that broken road and it was so special.

Happy TT!

Linda C

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Sharon said...

Mary, thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments!!

What a blessing your family has been to you! What an awesome daughter and son-in-law to come help you take care of your son's room. What great news about your son. And Praise God for the love you have for each other to come together and help each other out. I pray your MIL continues to improve.

Have a blessed day!

From the Heart said...

Sounds like you've had a lot on your plate this week, but a lot to be thankful for. What would we do if we did not have God in our lives taking care of us.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comment.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Dear Mary,

Thank you so much for becoming a follower on my blog at encouragement-is-contagious.blogspot.com/
I am sooo excited to find a new blogging friend.

It sounds like you and I have the same passion to help others believe in themselves and become all God has planned for them.

What a beautiful Thankful Thursday list you have posted. You sound like an amazing lady who knows how to put her trust in the Lord. I will look forward to visiting your blog again.

His Blessings,

Lee Ann

Christine Mayo said...

Great site, thanks again for the Love and the hospitality, that was a meaningful list, God is awesome He gives us what we need , when we need it! Thanks for being my Facebook buddy too! much appreciated.....

maritz said...

Thanks for sharing. You have a grateful heart my dear.

maritz said...

Thanks for sharing. You have a grateful heart my dear.