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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I have a list of things to thank God for this week. The first is His timing. Last week was the week we were without electricity for four days. It was warm but nothing like this week where temperatures are topping out at over 95 degrees and the humidity is very high. I am so thankful that God did not orchestrate the storm that knocked out our power and caused so much damage and the high heat and humidity for the same week! And I am very grateful for air conditioning too!

My second reason to thank God today is for my husband, Andy, whose birthday is tomorrow. I am very grateful for this good man that I've shared over 35 years of marriage with! Happy Birthday, Andy!

The third reason for gratitude today is for the fun day that Andy, Emily and I shared yesterday. A fishing outing was planned a couple of weeks ago but it was much too hot for that. So we made sure we were on the lake (Crystal Lake is only about two blocks from our house) at 8 AM when wake time started for a bit of water skiing and tubing as well as swimming off the boat before things heated up too much. And wonder of wonders, we were the only ones enjoying those activities at that time of the morning!

That was followed up by lunch at a local pizza place to celebrate the aforementioned birthday. Emily treated us to that and a good time was had by all. Thank you, God, for a thoughtful, loving daughter.

So what are your reasons for praising and thanking God today? Please do join in and share them!

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KimS said...

Oh, if that power outage had been this week, you would have felt so miserable! Thirty-five years of marriage! Wonderful!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for. A happy birthday to your guy!

Willow said...

I'm thankful for cooler weather here in coastal California. And flowers from the farmers market.

rosemary said...

Happy birthday to Andy! Sounds like you had a very enjoyable celebration already.

Our car thermometer registered 105 degrees when I got in it. Whew. These days are like living in a crockpot.

Persis said...

Glad you had such a nice outing with your family.

Electricity is a blessing especially with this heat!

Trisha said...

35 years! How wonderful! May you have much joy celebrating your Beloved's birthday. I'm thankful for you, Dorothy!