Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturday Gratitude #3

I haven't written a post in a few days. I've missed it, but life has just been too hectic lately to find time for it. Which leads me to the first thing that I am very thankful for...

1. E is much better! A 5-year-old boy with a double ear infection AND a stomach virus is pitiful! He has a high tolerance for pain and we had no idea he was sick until 2:30 AM Thursday morning when he came into our bedroom doing everything he could not to throw-up all over our brand new carpet. (His efforts were gallant, but he was not successful. There's one stubborn stain we've yet to get out.) He was one very sick little boy. My very active child was reduced to a heap under the covers that barely moved. He had to stay out of school Thursday and Friday and missed his basketball game today, but he's feeling much better. He's eating and playing. He's even feeling well enough to pester his sisters. Life is back to normal and I'm very thankful that he is on the mend!

2. I am thankful for my SIL whose birthday is today. She married my baby brother and became my sister 16 years ago. She's got spunk, intelligence, a competitive spirit, a loving heart, and a great sense of humor. We've had many fun times on the beach and at family get-togethers. I am thankful that my brother has her for his partner and that my nieces and nephew have her for their mother. Happy birthday, L! I love you!

3. The third thing I am giving thanks to God for today is the return of the two boys kidnapped in Missouri. I sat with tears in my eyes, riveted to the TV screen this morning watching the news conferences of these two families. I can not imagine losing any of my children - not for 4 days like the 13 year-old boy, or for 4 1/5 years like the 15 year-old! I thank God that the police went to that apartment complex to deliver a warrant to someone unrelated to the case. I thank God they noticed the truck! I thank God those boys are home. I pray that they will be able to get the help they need to overcome what they've been through.
Miracles still do happen.


Joan said...

Your thankful spirit is also a blessing. I am thankful for these things today too. Those boys are going to need a lot of help adjusting -- especially the one who was missing for over 4 years.

Debi said...

I am SO glad that E is better. A child so adorable should NOT be sick! Thanks for your list of things to be grateful for. BTW, YOU are on my list.

Carol said...

AMEN to all three! Happy Birthday, L!