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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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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for an update on my daughter.
It really isn't much, and it isn't precisely encouraging, but it IS an update.
News is news, and for now, I am hanging onto it with both hands.

Pierre, our contact from Benin is out of the hospital, recovering nicely from Malaria. He has hit a few roadblocks with the paperwork - but he remains optimistic. I am choosing to remain optimistic too.

My parents are going to get to visit him in The Netherlands (where his wife is from and where he lives most of the time) on their way to India in a few weeks. For some reason that is encouraging. Just knowing that my parents are going to be in the same place with him, and he has been in the same place as my daughter - it makes her seem closer somehow.

I am also thankful for Homeschool P.E. class. Canaan loves the chance to run and play and interact, and I get a chance to run on the treadmill at the gym while yapping away with the other moms. AND they have a playroom for Zion! What a fabulous combo!

I am thankful for Baked Potatoes and Broccoli, which make a delicious and easy supper when Daddy is once again working the swing shift and won't be home to eat with us. (much better then the popcorn and leftover veggie tray we ate last night!)

And, I am thankful for Tricare. Sometimes they are annoying, and make me run around in circles to get the care I want. But, I have medical coverage when I or my children need it, for very little out of pocket cost. I do not take that for granted.
What are you thankful for today?


Carrie said...

What a lovely list! I had not heard about homeschool PE class! HOW FUN!

Dawn said...

Cooking dinner is so much easier when Dads are not around, but so much less fun. Glad things are moving forward for your daughter.

Tricia said...

She's beautiful! Your list, and your comment encouraged me. My list was hard to write today. Thank you and God bless.

autumnesf said...

Tricare is great...when it actually pays or when you can actually use it! LOL!

Your daughter is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

Hi I was just browsing through some military blogs and wanted to say hi! I wanted to let you know that I am doing a giveaway for military wives of a book called "Faith Deployed" Feel free to come check it out and enter the contest! :)

love the collage you have at the top of the page! :)

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...


and that you got an update, no matter how small, as i know what a blessing they can be!

wow love the thought of homeschool PE class available at a gym....need to get some of our local gyms on that bandwagon!!