Did I Just Say I'm Grateful for Wal-Mart?

October 7, 2011

Things I Am Grateful for Today...

  • a daughter who can (and loves to) make pancakes 
  • a husband who actually wants me to go to the hunting camp with him every weekend
  • the fact that said hunting camp is only 15 minutes from home.. aka I can go shopping while the boys go hunting and then drive over to eat a supper cooked over an open campfire and spend the night
  • the fact that I have a little wee one that provides a perfectly legitimate excuse for me to not have to go hunting with the boys
  • Goodwill actually has SALES! 
  • our security system which allows me to actually sleep at night knowing no one is breaking in through a window and stealing my precious kids from their beds across the house (and eventually, it will keep said kids from breaking out through the windows across the house)
  • coffee... particularly the chocolate flavored kind
  • a kid who is actually EXCITED to wear the pirate costume I just found in the back of the closet that "older brother" wore a couple of years ago
  • dancing costumes (that I paid way too much money for) that can (and will) double as halloween costumes this year for not less than one kid
  • did I already mention that Goodwill has sales? 
  • educational cartoons that are somewhat entertaining which allows me to feel just a little less guilty in the parenting department
  • the UpSideDown show only plays at night {Thank you Jesus!}
  • FALL weather
  • my church
  • portable DVD players for the car
  • older kids who can do Flash Cards with younger kids while Mom-to-pus works on other things
  • kids who are old enough to help with laundry
  • I still have at least one child who still likes me and says I'm her best friend
  • it's late enough in the year that I can actually start CHRISTmas shopping! What!?! WooHoo! Let's get this party started. Oh Yeah... ooops. Sorry about that. Really. I am.
  • I can punish my children with EXTRA CHORES! Dirty Microwave? I'm sure there's a naughty boy who can take care of that. Base Boards need some dusting? I've got a tooth brush and a sassy mouth to take care of that. (if you haven't tried this yet, you should! Hallelujah)
  • at least my 3 oldest can take care of bathroom hygiene (if you know what I mean. Nothing like hearing the sounds "Mommy! Come wipe me!" Oh yeah, you've got a visual now. You're welcome.) 
  • my husband will still compliment my cooking (I guess he's just glad that I cook and he wants to encourage me so I don't stop again. Nothing like a little unintentional "strike" to get some appreciation.)
  • technology... man, it sure makes my life so much easier most of the time. I don't think I could do chicken coops, cow patties, and vegetable fields. As shocking as this is for me to say... give me Wal-Mart any day
  • Grace 
"And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified." Acts 20:32

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." 2Corinthians 9:8

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God," Ephesians 2:8

1 comment:

Tammy said...

You had me at "chocolate flavored coffee". My coffe mug is waiting :)