I can’t believe that Thankful Thursday came back around so fast. I guess 2017 is going to be much like 2016- Fast! This means that I’m going to have to be more diligent than ever at documenting the happenings of this year. After if life has taught me nothing else, it’s that time waits for no one. But enough of that let’s jump into what’s on my list of gratitude for this week.
What I Am Thankful For This Week
Safety | If you haven’t heard, New Orleans had a clutter of tornadoes rip through it yesterday. I didn’t learn about it until I’d gotten home from picking up Moo. And immediately I went into a panic because I hadn’t heard from my sister. Thankful she and the rest of the family were safe and the hadn’t been hit by any of the tornadoes that came through. They had a bit of damage from the hail storm that followed, but nothing major.
Ever since Hurricane Katrina, I feel like we all (my family and I) have been holding our breathes while praying at the same thing that God continues to spares New Orleans from seeing a natural disaster of the scale ever again. New Orleans is more than a just culturally rich city with beautiful architecture and delicious food. It’s a place that has a piece of my heart and home to a part of my family, whom I love dearly.
Voracious Learners | Education and learning have always been important to me. I’m sure that growing up in a family of educators and being raised by one has made both even more important. Since becoming a mom, I’ve striven to make instill a passion for learning into Moo and JJ. At first it felt like my attempts were in vain.
Then Moo started school and she felt a since of pride at already knowing certain topics when her teacher taught them. I’m homeschooling JJ, but still I love seeing the sense of pride that shines in his eyes when he’s able to dazzle his sister with all the new information he’s learned as they play ‘School.’ Together the two of them have become voracious learners. I am grateful for this because their passion for learning doesn’t stop just at math, writing and reading.
Their interest of learning about cooking, foreign languages, life outside of country and even more about our family history is inspiring and motivating.
Answered Prayers | By now you’ve probably read my January POPSUGAR Must Have Box post and/or seen my unboxing video. Well, that post and video almost didn’t happen. Somehow my box ended up ‘lost’ and by the time I realized it, there wasn’t time enough for them to send out a new box. I got so bummed, but then I remembered that this year I’m supposed to be working on learning how to take my issues to God and leave them there.
So during our nightly family prayer last Friday, the kids and I gathered together and prayed that I would be able to locate my Must Have Box. I went to bed early that night because I didn’t want to stay up late and give my mind the chance to conjure up any doubts on if our prayer would be answered. Saturday morning I woke up determined and with a good feeling that my box would be found. I sent up another quick prayer as I made a quick store at the place I assumed my box would be.
Guess what? My box was right at the place I thought/felt it would be. I’m so grateful for God hearing my prayer and guiding me to the right place to look for my Must Have Box and allowing me to find it in time to meet my deadline.