Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
-- Rabbi Harold Kushner

So grateful for all I have been given. This week I am very thankful for...

~Jason hearing, responding and his excitement with God's call for us to adopt Dariya.   As I told Jason if God had laid it on my heart, I would have spent my lifetime trying to convince him that we are supposed to adopt but, now he is onboard it is full steam ahead.

~That God has entrusted another sweet child into our family.  Oh we can't wait to pick her up.

~Jason began his new route this week, which is only minutes from our house.  He is happy and enjoying the new adventure.

~Our social worker blessed us by meeting with us on a Saturday instead of during the week, without us even asking.  Total answered prayer!  This saved Jason from having to take off work (unpaid), especially under a new boss and we know we need all his vacation days to travel to pick up Dariya!

~Aidan continues to soar in all he is doing.  His reading level has jumped up several grade levels in the past few months.  He continues to love piano and even chose on his own to take the spring off of soccer to focus on piano!

~ Sibling love - Last night Alayna said, "more hug" to Aidan which melted my heart.  He of course hugged her and she kept requesting "more hug"!  Sweetness.   I love how they are bonded.

~Potty training continues to be a huge success!  Alayna is in big girl panties all day besides naptime!  However, our dogs were a little confused when she pulled their bowl over to make a potty out of it.  LOL!

What are you thankful for this week?  Please share...


Lori said...

Ok - the dog bowl potty is too funny! =)
So excited for you all about Dariya!

Becca said...

Hehehe--loving the water bowl potty!! Now *that's* resourceful!!

What am I thankful for? Sheesh, there are so, so many things. In particular, I'm thankful for my beautiful, happy, healthy little girl, whose blood draw brought back all normal results this week. :-) Always on pins and needles waiting for them...

By the way, in answer to your question on my blog, my husband is from Rugby, in the Midlands. Feel free to drop me an e-mail (attached to my profile)!

Amy said...

It is not hard to tell you what I am thankful for as I sit here with tears streaming down my face... I am thankful that God made sure Dariya found her forever family!!!!!! Praise the Lord!!! We've been praying for her! You can read about our family's New Year's Eve commitment to children on Reece's Rainbow. We are so happy for you!!!! Our prayers will continue as you bring this little angel HOME!!!!
Blessings to you and your family!!!!!

Runningmama said...

I love Alayna's "potty", I bet the doggies aren't thrilled though...I guess when you are potty training anything that is bowl shaped becomes suitable for a potty! I am thankful that Emily is still home without fever :-)

Sarah Marie said...

I am thankful for my friends, family and the love of my savior.. Please send me an email when you get this post. My email address is on my blog.

Lacey said...

I'm thankful that your hubby got on board too. Although a tough road, so worth it, and I look back and miss that country and even the cute ladies that cared for Arina!