Thursday, May 24, 2007

Time to Be Thankful

Today several thoughts come to my mind as I consider what I am thankful for:

My four sweet daughters who have grown into such lovely women. I am finding this time of my life to be so rewarding and I almost feel guilty. In spite of me, these girls have turned out to be so beautiful inside and out. They are gifted, generous, loving, and kind. They are all using their God given gifts to make a difference in this world and I couldn't be more proud of them. The empty nest is looming but I don't feel sad - I am truly enjoying watching them leave home and becoming who their dad, me and mostly God have been preparing them to be.

Contemporary Christian fiction. I just love reading so much. I would argue with anyone who says that Christian fiction is a waste of time. God inspires authors to reach into the depths of my heart and it changes me.

Knowing that I am leaving on vacation soon! We are going to Florida to spend a week the first of June and I am SO ready! I am thankful that this trip has worked out for us to take our youngest daughter to Disney World.

The ladies in my Wednesday night class. We are going through the book "Peeking Into A Box of Chocolates" - it's about the different kinds of temptations women face. It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn from these ladies - and I am supposed to be teaching them!

The three day weekend that is almost here! I am really needing a day with nothing to do!

and last but not least,

My blog. I can't begin to say how much I am enjoying this blogging thing! I can't explain it - it just brings me joy!

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Serving Him said...

Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for today. I enjoyed reading it. I too, love blogging and agree that it is a blessing as well. Enjoy your long weekend...I am hoping to relax and enjoy time with my family. Sincerely, Serving Him

Denise said...

Thanks for being grateful, bless you.

Deena said...

A fellow reader?? YAY!! Come by my review blog and visit, k?

A Peek At My Bookshelf

We MUST chat over books sometime!!

Mariah said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for visiting me! I don't post very often lately...lots of stuff going on right now and posting gets put off, but I enjoy the whole blog thing too! I've heard of using local honey as an allergy remedy, and it makes sense, but I've read you need to start it very early, like in February for spring allergies. Maybe next year! :-) Your post about your sister brought tears to my eyes. Thank God for His faithfulness!


kissesfromheaven said...

I love the empty nest. It's so rewarding to see our kids grow and mature in the Lord. Awesome that you get to vacation in Florida and Disney World! I've enjoyed reading your blogs. Blogging took my by surprise! Blessings on your long weekend!

Amy said...

Enjoy your holiday! Thanks for commenting at my blog :-)

Lyndy said...

What a wonderful list. Enjoy your long weekend and your upcoming vacation.

I have never heard of the study you are doing in your Bible studies but it sounds great.

Blessings, Lyndy

Becky said...

I am so glad you love to read too, because my reading list gets longer when I visit you.

I do hope you will have a great vacation in our fair state. I do not live in Orlando, or I would see if we could meet for an hour. That would be fun wouldn't it?

I am glad you are blogging. I enjoy this too. ANd you are right, I find it is hard to explain why I like it. I do not even tell many people that I do it. But I am glad I do.

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend, Robin. Somehow I doubt that you will have "nothing to do". But I do hope you take some time to relax.

Julie Fink said...

I'm thankful for you and your sweet spirit. I love the name of your Wednesday night study!

Nise' said...

Robin, thank you so much for kind encouraging words today! Your Wed. night class book sounds awesome!

Sharon said...

I know what you mean about being thankful for your blog. I love the women that I have met. I have to limit myself because there are so many women I would like to meet.
Enjoy your three day weekend.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Thanks for sharing you are really blessed. I love blogging also:) May the Lord Bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ():)

Mishel said...

I enjoyed reading what you are thankful for and especially what you said about your girls.

Enjoy your upcoming vacation!! : )

Deborah said...

I echo you on the blog, I love people I always say that a stranger is someone just dying to become my friend, My beloved runs a mile because I speak to anyone and everyone..... He thinks its rude that I will join in on someones shopping and just enjoy talking about what they are buying... mmmmm it might be rude... but I get to make a new friend everytime I shop. love always me

~Betty~ @ On the Journey to Victory said...

I enjoy the blog thing too and I can't explain it either, especially to those who don't blog. They just don't get it! However, it does meet a need in me that I can't explain.

I hope you enjoy your vacation to Florida.


Terri @ In His Hands said...

I'm a reader too! I can't stop reading even when I'm crazy busy.

Wonderful thankful---enjoy your trip! :)