Expressions from our Youngest

Expressions from our Youngest
Love it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Eileen is Grateful

It is time to post my thankful list for the week to Judy's blog.  It is a wonderful practice to record what we're thankful for in our lives.

1)  I am thankful for little feet to put little shoes on my four year old.  I remember when my older kids were younger, I felt like I was going to go crazy putting their shoes on every time they went out the door.  It was a task that was a challenge because - as toddlers - they were quite wiggly.  I had more feet to take care of and little help to get them ready.  Today, I see how blessed I was to perform this servant's work as they've grown into wonderful adults and teens.  As I put my toddler's shoes on the other day, I realized that the task wasn't so overbearing now because children are so precious.  I have another toddler to help prepare him for the world!

2)  I am thankful for the warm turtleneck to wear under my sweater.  I was really chilled on Monday.  You can see from my posts that I love to be warm!

3)  I am thankful for our family prayer time on Sundays.  My son's girlfriend even joined us.  Our prayer time is becoming a living tradition that can be passed on to future generations!

4)  I am thankful for my new glasses.  They do not have those little rubber items that rest glasses on one's nose.  These 'rubber pads' have to be cleaned.  For a long time I was wearing my old seventies glasses.  My husband would make fun of me jokingly.  I finally found a pair that are more modern and easier to keep clean.  I usually wear my contact lenses when I am out and about.

5)  I am thankful for the days I can wear my pretty pink barrettes and lipstick.  So often, I don't have time to blow dry my hair or put all my make up on.  I just scrunch my hair into curls and pull the sides back with my barrettes and add a little lipstick.  This frees up my time to attend to the children's homeschooling.  When I was younger, I was more conscientious of always looking my best.  Today, I realize that I can look fine without getting 'dolled up' every day.  My daughters tell me that I don't even need make up.  What a compliment at my age!

4 comments:

  1. What a great list of thanks! I LOVE little toddler feet! Every time I change my 2 year old's diaper, I just have to give both of his feet a kiss...it brings such a precious smile to his face!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your list! Especially #3!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great List. #2- I love to be warm too! Didn't think I would miss doing #1, but I sure do.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just love how you found the blessing in these simple little pleasures in life...I TRULY relate to every single one of them!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete