Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday

This week has been a week of reflection as we have remembered 9/11 and all it involved. I have been extra thankful this week for our soldiers and their families as they give so much so we can have so much. I am especially thankful this week for the soldiers who are in Iraq and Afghanistan today. I pray for their safety and that God will unite them with their families again.

I am also thankful that my sweet dog Josey will be having her second litter of puppies. And they will be ready for Christmas! Raising Yorkies helps us out financially and Christmas puppies are the greatest. Not only do they sell, they make other people very happy.

I am thankful for times of spiritual growth. Sometimes it's hard to be thankful for that because growth sometimes hurts. But in the end it is well worth it. I always am thankful for the "mountain-top spiritual experiences" but I have to remember that part of their purpose is to refresh and restore us for the times when we have to go in to the valley.

Iris at Sting My Heart hosts Thankful Thursday every week. Come and join us!


Denise said...

Bless you always dear one.

Sharon said...

Oh those valley times--ya gotta love 'em.
Wouldn't it be nice to know that by the time we made it out of the valley we had lost some spiritual fat?
We will come out with less fat and and more beauty.
I think with that guarantee just about all of us would be will to go there.

Mindy said...

Great for you all and your puppies!
I LOVE your tagline up there.
Ministry life is a priveledged life --- I'd do well to remember that most days!
in HIM -

daisy cottage said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment. And what a wonderful post this was on your own precious blog. ((hugs))


Wendy said...

Great list! I love seeing what others are thankful for!

Kathleen Marie said...

I use to raise Persians and it was so fun and what a joy although I don't miss cleaning out litter boxes ☺

I can't wait to see the puppies! So cute! Thank for a sweet list of thanks!

Michelle said...

thank you so much for your suggestion of adding a picture of Joe to the bottom of the candy jar for Kayla to "see" that it will be getting closer to the time he gets back home! what a neat idea!

snippets said...

Your third paragraph really got me ... sometimes it hurts, but you have to be thankful because you are given the opportunity to grow. :)
thank you for visiting.
Blessings always ... :)

Becky said...

Good thankful list as usual. Blessings on little Josey. She's a sweet, brave gal to be such a good mama.

Angie said...

Robin I have missed you this week...I have been so crazy busy at work!
I look forward to seeing some precious pictures of the puppies!!
You keep mentioning Christmas....and I am ready to pull out my decorations and lights! It is hot-hot-hot in Florida I will wait a while. I loved your thankful list! You are such a sweet friend to me!
Bless you!

Crystal said...

Hey there, we raise Yorkies too! I love the puppies they are so adorable!
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jhoaniquing said...

nice puppies to come,hope to see them here too :-), thanks for sharing your list and for stopping by....blessings!

Aniqueanik said...

thanks for visiting my sites, blessings to you and to your family....:-)

Mishel said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for! : )

Mayhem And Miracles said...

So well spoken. Growth does hurt and is worth it. And Amen on praying for our troops.

Tami Boesiger said...

Amen, Robin. Those valleys can be tough, but in the end are oh, so rewarding.

Deidre said...

I love your thankful heart.

Thanks for leaving that comment on my blog. It made me laugh (needing adult tylenol after Saturday). :) Take heart - I'm not cooking - having it catered!!

Have a great weekend!

gail@more than a song said...

I'm thankful for our soldiers too, they do such a great job for us!
It has sorta seemed a sad week to me with remembering and some other things happening.
Christmas puppies, how much fun is that!

ZAM said...

Robin, the spiritual growth you mentioned hit me right in the middle. It's true that it hurts and sometimes because of the hurting we forget the purpose of it all. But that's just God's way of preparing us like gold is put to fire to shape it.

Mary said...

Hi Robin,
I've presented you with a "You Make Me Smile" award at my place. Pop on over and take a peak. :)
Blessings on your day.