Friday, I finally remembered that it was in fact November, and that I had a plan for documenting our thankfuls. I, however, didn't have the time to put my plan into action. I did manage to document our thankfuls before another day passed by. Saturday, I finally managed to pull my plan together: our thankfulness tree.
Freezer Dinners. I took some time a while back to make some meals ahead and put them in the freezer. It was a relief, after the previous day being so emotional and the twins not sleeping the night before, to be able to pull a bag out of the freezer, pop the contents into the crock pot, and know my family was going to have a healthy, home-cooked meal with almost no effort!
The Toy House. We have an amazing toy store that is not too far away. We needed to get a present for our neighbor's birthday. We needed an afternoon diversion. It was perfect! But being there makes me wish that I could either be a kid again, or buy everything there and live vicariously through my children!
Talking with my dad. It was such a cloudy, dreary day. I was so tired. And I was hit by a wave of sadness and loss that I was worried would storm out of control. My dad has always had a stabilizing influence. No matter what the mood, my dad has always known how to remind me what is important, calm me down, comfort, encourage, support me. Suddenly, I just needed to hear his voice. We didn't even talk about anything important, but he managed to do what he does best. For that matter, today I am especially thankful for my parents. In my opinion, they did an incredible job raising my brothers and I. They taught me so many wonderful things - often teaching the most valuable way...through their example. They sacrificed so much (more than I realized at the time) to give us the best they could - especially when it came to education. Their faith, especially, was an incredible example and laid the foundation for the faith and ministry I live today. I hope I can be as wonderful a parent for my children...and that they will turn out as wonderfully as me ;)