Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thankful Thursday

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.

We are so fortunate and blessed beyond measure. Here are a few of my thankfuls for the week.

~Our Step Up for Down Syndrome celebration was amazingly fun. We had so many people that surrounded us with their love, prayers, & support. Teaming up with the Heigele family is a complete blessing in itself. Alayna definitely felt like a princess for a day! Also, I am very thankful that we raised over $400,000 and for the outstanding leadership of our DSG that uses this money to support all our families.

~Toddler silliness - Alayna continues to make me laugh daily with her funny faces, silly antics etc. For example, the other day she was pretend crying and put her hands over her face and peeked out at me to see what I would do, when she saw me catch her peeking she cracked up. Oh, how I love that girl!

~BSF class - Our Isaiah study each week has some huge point that jumps off the page and convicts me. This week it was the thought that we should be grateful to God for everything even when our lives are shaken. It is pretty easy to say thanks for the good stuff in our lives but, to really be grateful in ALL circumstances and to use each situation to grow closer to God is sometimes hard to do. But, I pray that through this study I truly grow more grateful and trust God with the present and future and pass that on to my children.

~A night out with Aidan at the KC Royals game. The Royals donated tickets to all the Step Up walk participants (YES 7000!) so that everyone could attend a game. It was a beautiful night out and Aidan really enjoyed watching his first major league game. Thanks to Grandma who stayed with Alayna since the game was passed her bedtime, giving me a great date night with my favorite 7 year old.

~Aidan continues to soar in school, on the soccer field, and at the piano. Here is a couple songs he has learned in the past few weeks he has been taking lessons, pardon the out of tune piano.

I hope your week has been great and that you truly take the time to stop and reflect on what you are grateful for and share it with us. I love reading your gratefuls!


Becca said...

I agree, there are SO many things to be grateful!! Mine is definitely for the healthy heart my daughter has, after celebrating her 4th anniversary post-surgery yesterday (thanks for your comment on my blog, btw!).

Thanks for sharing yours!

Heather said...

I so love coming to read your Thankful Thursday.I should think about starting it myself ...

Loved the pretend crying and really loved the reminder of thanking God during the difficult times.I miss that sometimes.

Happy Friday.

Lori said...

Aidan is doing so great with the piano lessons! Thanks for posting the video!

Another great Thankful post!

Lori said...

And - I forgot to add...
You may struggle to get your posts out each week, but you are definitely on the ball with reading other people's blogs and commenting -- which to me, is just as important =)