Thankful Saturday :-)

I was so determined to post my Thankful Thursday post this week. When that didn't happen, I was determined that I would get it posted yesterday. I guess it is appropriate that in this week of plans gone awry, my Thankful Thursday post has turned into Thankful Saturday!

We won't even talk about all the ways that our plans have been mangled this week. It would have been a busy week regardless...getting ready for camp, and for VBS soon after we return. Throw in a large last-minute camp assignment (planning crafts :)), a dead air conditioner, and a van that wouldn't start, and it went from busy to berserk really fast!

But there is still much to be thankful for. I had a whole list on Thursday, and I can't even remember what those things were at the moment. Here's what's on my mind today, in completely random fashion (because that is all I am capable of this morning :)):

* A van that runs.

* My husband and our friend Justin who transformed "the van that won't start" into "the van that runs", after almost 5 hours of work last night.

* Good friends who are always there no matter what. Especially for Jodie and Kathy, who have listened to me whine all week and are still speaking to me. :)

* My friend Kathy, who not only saved our lives yesterday when it was hotter in our house than it was outside by bringing big ice-cold Sonic drinks for the whole crew, but who also sat in the middle of the street in front of my house in her brand new car with her flashers on so that our husbands wouldn't be mangled by speeding cars as they laid half in the street and half under our van, wrestling with an uncooperative fuel pump. And who let me sit in the car with her in the ice cold air conditioning to get cooled off after *roasting* in our nice, warm, toasty house. ;-)

* That Kathy's daughter (and Bayley's best friend) wasn't seriously injured when she was hit in the head by a fly ball at softball practice last night. She's going to have quite the goose-egg for a while, not to mention a serious headache, but it could have been much worse.

* For my mom, who saved the day by loaning her van for a while yesterday so that I could run at least the most urgent of my pre-camp errands.

* That less than 48 hours after I found out I would be doing crafts with the kids at camp, the supplies were (almost) all bought and I have a plan. :) For Kathy's help in making that happen, and for Phyllis, who keeps assuring me that all will be wonderful. :)

* For a new window unit A/C, provided by a friend and a friend-of-a-friend, which as soon as we figure out the best way to make it and the wiring in our house cooperate, is going to be a life-saver, following the death of our over-20-year-old main window unit on Thursday.

* For my children's excitement about going to camp! It has been so much fun to watch their enthusiasm spill out into everything this week.

* That God truly does provide for every need, even when our faith is very small.

For more Thankful Thursday posts, visit Iris at Sting My Heart.

1 comment:

Denise said...

I truly appreciate you sharing your thankful heart, especially after having such a rough week. Be blessed sweetie.