Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #53

Actually, it's been a lousy week so far. For several reasons.

However, it could be worse. It could be much worse. I don't want it to be worse, so I'm going to stop and count my blessings.

Here goes.

Thirteen Things that are NOT lousy about right now.

1. My children are healthy. They have colds, but nothing more serious, and I thank God for that. They also still appear to love me, which, given my current attitude, is not something I've earned.

2. I got to eat Mazzio's pizza tonight at Joe and Tina's house. ergo No Cooking. Can I get a big Amen?

3. My daughter did not hurt herself when she fell down five stairs this evening.

4. Tomorrow I will go to a Bible Study and I have hopes that God will teach me something through this one.

5. My husband is very, very patient. Even when I'm a total basketcase, lousy mother and generally annoying person to be around (ie someone who writes non-parallel sentences), he still doesn't ever yell or even show that he's upset.

6. My father can see out of both eyes now. He recently had two cataracts removed. The situation was scary for several different reasons, but everything's fine now.

7. My hispanic friends are progressing in their ESL classes and are teaching me a lot of things about life, love and mothering into the bargain. I feel so comfortable with them, and that's a good feeling.

8. I have a doctor who is taking an active role in helping me solve my heartburn problems, and I am feeling optimistic about the whole process.

9. My parents and siblings are all great people, who I feel I can talk with, be with and trust. That's saying something in this world. We can discuss anything and everything, and it's bound to be funny, insightful, and weird. I love that.

10. I was reminded today of how short life is, and how it should be lived. Breawna's memorial service was very touching, and I was deeply impressed (as in, marked) by the words of our pastor.

11. Art finally made an appointment with the doctor to get a mole on his head looked at. (Love you honey!)

12. I have possibly the best in-laws in the world. (Except Art, of course. I better watch it.) My mother-in-law watches my children anytime I need it, and she gives us food and is willing to talk with me about anything. My father-in-law argues theology with me, makes fun of my English major, and teaches my son the finer points of picking his nose, but I wouldn't have it any other way. If my own father wasn't able to come help me, for one reason or another, I wouldn't hesitate to call Mr. T. (Those are his boots the kids are working on in the picture.)

13. I have a Savior who loves me, despite myself. And that's really saying something.

Well, I feel better.

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marcia said...

Great post counting your blessings good idea to do often:>

Shari said...

What a blessing your daughter didn't break any bones. A few years ago, I took a tumble down the stairs and had to have surgery, plus a metal plate and screws put into my ankle. I'd love to live in a one level house. Stairs are so dangerous.

damozel said...

That's a lot of blessings! What a beautiful idea for a T13.

13 Hearts

Darla said...

What a great reminder--counting your blessings when you're having a rough day. {{{{hugs}}}} Hope it gets better!

Erica said...

Thanks for that reminder, I feel better too after counting my blessings today. Psalm 50:23 says that a thankful heart prepares the way for the Lord.

aftergrace said...

You are right, we should count our blessings, especially when we're having a lousy day.

Heather said...

What a great list! I'm with ya on the lousy, crappy, no-good attitude. I've had one of those lately! Nothing like remembering WHO provides to change that attitude around!

Have a blessed day!

Qtpies7 said...

I am way behind on reading blogs!
I hope you are less down now. You are a wonderful person and I enjoy having you as a friend!