Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

Today my heart seems heavy, but I want to share the things that I am Thankful for:

Friends who pray and listen to me.

God is always with me.

I can pray anywhere at anytime.

When I am weak HE is strong.

6 Days left of school then I will be off for the SUMMER!

I am going to be off tomorrow. Senior Honors Day (Andrea gets her cords and honors)!

Summer, Summer, Summer!!

My husband bought groceries this week, so I didn't have the chore! Thanks Joey!!

My swimming pool is ready to enjoy!

Birds...I know this may seem strange, but God has blessed my home with the most pretty red and blue birds. When I see them I thank HIM for sending me a delight!

So, what are you Thankful for?
For more Thankful Thursday visit Sting my Heart.


Tanja said...

Oh, I love it! I posted a TT a few weeks back about birds. Their singing just brightens my day. I loved looking at all the pictures on your blog, too. Have a great day.

mamasmurf said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and TT post!

I hope you enjoy your book/old movie after work - there's nothing better!

God bless you and yours,

Cheryl said...

Great post! We have much to be thankful for. If we will only look. I pray your heart will become lighter.


Dana said...

Thank you for sharing. I love summer time too, I am always thankful for the summers. Great list, have a blessed weekend.

Living Beyond said...

I am thankful for birds too - we have a number of bird feeders around our place and we get the most amazing woodpeckers I just love it.

Have a great Thursday.

I life my eyes to the mountain - where does my help come from - my help comes from the Lord - the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121

I hope this lifts your heart today

Carrie said...

Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment.

kmom3 said...

I am actually very thankful for birds myself! I just love watching them and am reminded of our amazing Creator when I see how truly beautiful they are!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. What an encouragement!
Praying for your heavy heart. Thanks for sharing these wonderful things to be thankful for!!!
:) Kimberly

sweet tea &me said...

You mentioned your heart was heavy...isn't it amazing when we "look" to the blessings, the less heavy we feel the burden...and the knowledge that HE is always there to lift and carry us through is at the top of that gratitude list...The girls below are beautiful....what a gift that your daughter has such faithful friends....


Heather@Mommymonk said...

My kids keep asking when we get to go to the beach. Since it's lake water, we still have to wait a bit. But, I love summer time too - no school, relaxing outside and spending time together!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your heart, even when it feels heavy. Saying a prayer for you.

~Java Mama~ said...

Oh, birds are such a delight! I just love their presence and also thank God for them. Great thankful list and what a great husband to go grocery shopping for you!

JOYfully in Him,

Gina's Public Diary said...

Wonderful how you could find things to be thankful for through a heavy heart. Swimming pool....aaahhh!

naturalpaths said...

Thanks for stopping by my TT and for your prayers. There's definitely a lot of disaster going on around the world right now.

Your being thankful for the birds brought a smile to my face. I never have been one to enjoy birds, but homeschooling changed that. We have a "married" couple (cardinals) that come to our feeder as well as a male red-bellied woodpecker and a blue jay that loves to come on our front porch and eat our cat's food. My boys and I get such a thrill out of seeing them each day and were so happy none of them were harmed in the fires.

Susan said...


Thanks for stopping by today. I pray you are feeling better now!

Your daughter is beautiful!

Happy TT to you♥

mama meji said...

Birds? No, it's not strange...we have them by the tree near our room window and I just love the noises, the chirping sound they make...I'm actually hearing some now..

Lisa McNeill said...

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. Your comment has really inspired me to write and continue finding out God's purpose in my life. I'm very thankful!

Peggy said...

Darlene...I LOVE YOUR DELIGHT & THANKFUL LIST...especially the birds! May our Heavenly Father carry and lift you while your heart is heavy...with all that's happening around us I can see why, but I thank HIM with you for the people He has surrounded you with to listen and pray! May you find strength in the Joy of the Lord, that comes in the precious form of bed & blue birds, school almost out, a beautiful daughter with great friends and HONORS...and thanks for your visit! Peggy

DeeDee said...

so sorry your heart is heavy....

I am praying for you!

Tiffany Stuart said...

For having a heavy heart you sure came through with thanks.

I love birds. I feed them. To me they represent freedom and song.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Shari said...

Only 6 more days of school, we have 11. People sure seem anxious for summer this year. It must have been a long winter. I know that it was for us. The snow just melted about 3 weeks ago. And I've already got my beans, peas, and lettuce planted.

Nancie said...

I love your thankful list. You have such a thankful heart despite how you feel. Praise God!

Thank God for sending those pretty birds. I love birds. Hope you have a great summer.

I pray that you are feeling better and lighter today. Take care. May God bless you always!

Serendipity said...

This is a lovely list. I'm thankful for birds too. Their cheery chirps are so delightful! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Have a blessed day!

Beloved MaMa said...

very cool :o) so many wonderful things to be thankful for, even birds!

Walker said...

Love it!
What A sweet Hubby too! ;0)
Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement!

Tonya said...

Darlene, I wanted to stop in to say THANKS for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment. It's so nice to "meet" you. I enjoyed your "TT" post.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend..

Nise' said...

Some mornings I am not so happy with those birds! It must be a bit warmer where you are if your pool is already open! Hope today finds your heart a bit lighter!!

Michelle said...

WOnderful post! Everyday we have so much to be thankful for.

Kate said...

HOORAY for the end of school!!! :) And for summer...I couldn't agree more with you! And yay, for birds...I love them too, they just brighten up any day! Thanks for stopping by...God bless your weekend! :)

Tricia said...

Praying for you, I pray that today your heart is light and filled with the joy of the Lord... may the joy of the Lord be your strength!

How did you get 27 comments, that is a lot?!

Cheryl said...

Great post. I was looking at the picture of the girls, they are so cute. Do they have boyfriends?? Are you laughing? I have a son and I am looking for a good looking single Christian girl for him. Wouldnt it be nice if we could match our kids with their mates??hahaha Really, they are very pretty girls. I have a daughter their age and she is having the time of her young life. Love your blog, thanks for visiting me. God Bless~

sharon said...

It is one of the precious things about knowing God that we can BE thankful even when our hearts are heavy.

Thank you for coming by my blog. Have a lovely weekend (and Summer).

Bobbie said...

You have so much to be thankful for!!!

Heather said...

What a wonderful thankful list! Isn't it great that the exercise of being thankful helps to lift our hearts and help us focus on God's blessings!

Thanks for visiting me this week! Have a blessed weekend!