Nov 182012

30 Days of Thankfulness

(A good reminder to do what we are commanded in Scripture.)

November 18th, 2012. Days 12 – 18.

I’ve fallen behind, so rather than give you a flood of posts today, I’m going to catch up.

12. I am thankful for the seasons.

I wouldn’t like it to be cold all the time… But it sure feels wonderful when a really chilly cold snap comes along after a long, hot summer!

13. I am thankful for the Internet, and my online friends.

We haven’t been able to find a church group locally where we are really plugged in, and my migraines keep me from being able to interact with my homeschool group as much as I’d like. I’m so very thankful for places like Facebook, where I can “chat” with women across the country (and even overseas) who share my interests and convictions!

14. I am thankful for my Mom.

We’ve been though a lot of challenges in my painful growing-up process, but today I count my mom as a dear friend and a wonderful source of support. I’m so thankful that she’s always there to listen to me, even if we don’t live as close as we’d like.

15. I am thankful for Ms. Cheryl.

Jewel’s ballet teacher is wonderful! Ms. Cheryl is an excellent ballet teacher, but also so devoted to the kids she teaches. I also appreciate her Christian faith, and the modesty of movements and costumes displayed at all times.

16. I am thankful for the amazing animals God created for us.

We’ve recently been to the lovely Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, as well as taking the kids to see the Budweiser Clydesdales at an event on base.

What fun to see the huge variety of animals that exist – some of which are stranger, more amazing, or just plain BIGGER than we can easily imagine until we see them “up close and personal”.

17. I am thankful for Sonlight (and other such people and programs).

I have been an admirer of Sonlight ever since we discovered them, many “miles” ago on our homeschooling journey. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that.

But with my current migraine situation, I simply would not be able to manage homeschooling without their amazing Instuctor’s Guides – all the lessons planned out and integrated, and even ideas for extra projects to do. Whew!

18. I am thankful for my Amy Knapp planner book.

(No, totally NOT a sponsored post). I’ve been though a lot of systems and planners over the years, but nothing has worked as well for me at the Christian Family Planner that I use now (I like the 7 hole punched version, so I can keep a manageable sized chunk in my binder).

Again, my current health situation brings it into focus – without some way to keep track of things to do, shopping lists, online passwords, and many other details, I’d be completely at a loss.

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