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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The ABC's of Thankfulness

First off - I have missed the internet! I know it has only been about three days, but when you are use to posting every day, going three days without so much as even reading your E-mail is a huge thing. However, I have been having a blast with my family, so it has been worth it.

Now, on to the important stuff. I heard a DJ talking about his list of things to be thankful for the other day. He was trying to be creative, and move beyond the basic, usual, "family, health, etc". So, he tried to come up with something for every letter of the Alphabet. I thought that was a fun idea. I am tired, and it is almost 1am, so mine will be non-creative, and include a lot of names, but, here it is.

A - Andy (of course)
B - Books (is anyone surprised by that one!!!)
C- Canaan
D- Diapers, and the fact that my kids don't need them anymore!
E- Eggs, one of my favorite foods
F- Flip flops
G- Grandparents - mine and Andys, and those that belong to my children (ie, my parents, and my in-laws)
H- Hugs
I- Icecream - especially Breyers all natural Vanilla
J- Jesus - enough said
K- Kindness
L- Love - I know that is cheesy, but hey, it is my list, and I am thankful for love!
M- the Military - I hate that there is a need for it, but I am glad my husband has a job, and that it works to keep our country secure.
N- Nuts - an alternative source of protein, for my vegetarian days.
O- Oranges
P- People - lots of them
Q- Quilts, especially ones made by my talented sister
R- Recipes - I love to bake, and I love new ideas, or old ideas
S- Sisters, my "real" ones, and the ones I have "added" over the years.
T- Thanksgiving, a time to remind us to be thankful!
U- Umbrellas - Zion thinks they are really cool
V- Voices - both literally, and figuratively
W- Water - we would die without it, so duh....
X- X-men - the world is a better place because of Wolverine, or at least because of Hugh Jackman dressed as Wolverine, so I can be thankful for X-men, right?
Y- Yeast - it helps make some yummy bread
Z- Zion

So everyone - be thankful. Remember WHOM we are thankful to. Blessings!


ktwalden said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I liked your list...the "X" entry was especially cute.

mom0ktdid said...

ha ha! awesome that you have a built in "z" answer! ha ha!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

That was a cute idea! I love you Betsy! I had a blast yesterday, hope to see you again today!!