- As much as I get frustrated with Abby's crying in the evenings, I am thankful for how well both my kids sleep. Case in point - this morning, I got up at 8:45, woke up Abby, and Gavin is actually still sleeping now at 9:15. (Normally I would wake him up but he's going to a friend's this afternoon and is going to miss his nap.) And they're both in bed by 8, it's not like I put them to bed at midnight, lol.
- Our house - I remember not long before we bought this house being so discouraged at how all my friends were buying houses and we were never going to be able to afford one and G was going to be a pastor so we'd never have much money and we'd live in a tiny apartment our whole life. Not long after that he accepted this position, we bought this house for an amazing price (which has now gone up 30% at least in three years) and I still sometimes feel like I'm a teenager just home alone for the weekend while my parents who own the house are away, lol!
- Our vehicles - friends of ours at church sold us their minivan last spring for probably less than half of what it was worth. I had wanted a van forever, and we just couldn't afford it, and weren't planning on even thinking about it until I went back to work. It's been wonderful. We've had the kids in the car a few times when the van's getting an oil change or whatever, and although we would have made it work, it's so nice to have the van.
- My friends - we moved into a community where anyone who is the first generation living here (even if it's been 25 years) is still 'new.' And yet we have been accepted with open arms and I have made a few really close friends who I love and who love me. I know not everyone has that.
I'll stop there for now, I hear Abby grunting away filling her pants so I'd better attend to that before it gets out of control! ;) Feel free to post your own thankful thoughts! Thanksgiving in January...without the turkey.