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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Definition of Choosing One's Battles.

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We wore that almost-too-small leotard all day today. To not just one park, but two.

At the gym, someone asked her if she was on her way to gymnastics. "No." Dance? "No." Did she just come from there? "No."

When I told her to put clothes on this morning, as soon as the words came out of my mouth, I stopped. What difference does it make if she wears it all day?

It makes her happy. And in turn, me too.

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Thankful today for sunshine streaming through the house, nothing on that must-do list, last minute facebook park plans with friends and laughter.

Thankful for a late, slow lunch and a long, catch up chat with a friend while H played contentedly and E napped (!).

Thankful for a leisurely afternoon of nothing but eating snacks and playing villain mama and superheroes. A quick trip to the gym and a sunset visit to the park.

Thankful today for good Caringbridge updates on one friends baby and another friends brother in law. God really does hear our prayers.

Thankful that as I type this my littles are sound asleep together. We're blessed to have a home with enough bedrooms for each child, yet lately they prefer to share. E on the bottom bunk and H on the top.

That's nearly 20 things in just one day. Imagine if we kept better track of the blessings Christ gives us each day in the little things we sometimes fail to even notice. I'm working on this.

What is it you're thankful for today?


Blogger Beth said...

It is so easy to take for granted the little things we're thankful for each day!

I'm thankful my health and the ability to have attempted to run a 5k yesterday, even if I couldn't run the entire way, I still completed the whole thing and so did Nate. We have room to grow, but that is not a bad thing!

Have a great weekend S!

August 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

I agree with Beth! Very easy to take for granted the little things on a daily basis!

I'm thankful for the support from friends and family as we start the adoption process. I'm also thankful for being given the chance to parent (taking the niece and nephews for the weekend!)

August 26, 2011 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Dadio's said...

Thankful for GOD'S LOVE,for you,your sisters,grandchildren, mother, siblings,Ms.Teresa,her love,a great job, great boss's,my good health,sunshine and air to breath.The blood of JESUS for my sins and the world.Providing the throne of grace open to hear our and answer our prayers.The light and simplicity of the GOSPEL and the GIFT of eternal life.

August 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

I had to smile today Samara - I saw a little girl at ValleyFair with the SAME outfit on as Evie! I guess her parents felt the same way! What difference did it make if she wanted to wear it too? :)

August 27, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

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