thursday thanks

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On this cold cold day, I thank God for:

  • living next door to my parents and their wood stove. so even when our apartment won’t heat up beyond 58 degrees, we can go a-visiting 😉
  • being “The Great Physician.” prayers of healing for my dad who is down with a stomach bug.
  • warm healing soups
  • the skills to have a hobby like knitting
  • nesting and making lists
  • a week of sleeping through the night before more teething started
  • our hopes and dreams

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

**Concerning my previous post: There will be 2 more parts to Piper’s Story. 1 per week. Stay tuned 😉

thursday thanks

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Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Being thankful to God for:

  • Piper having slept through the night 3 nights in a row! (praying this will continue to be the norm)
  • We are all healing (even Joe…finally).
  • Moving into a new decade of my life this weekend (thankful, but not pleased…).
  • Being a wife, a mother, a teacher, a keeper of my home.
  • My wonderful family.
  • New adventures to be had this year (updates as they happen).
  • An easy pregnancy, and healthy baby (prayers for more of the same).

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

 

**Concerning my previous post: There will be 3 more parts to Piper’s Story. 1 per week. Stay tuned 😉

thursday thanks

7 of 8 chicks that have hatched…several more eggs remain unhatched

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God for:

  • the opportunity to see chickens hatch. It is such a cool experience.
  • not being able to find my canner. There must be a reason I shouldn’t make dill relish today?
  • P being able to poop again, and for the wisdom to figure out it was a [cows] milk allergy.
  • being out of the woods with my morning sickness. Now just waiting for the burst of energy that comes along with the second trimester.
  • getting to meet with my midwife on Monday.
  • the wisdom imparted to me by my parents.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

thursday thanks

1 – our 1st ripening tomato / / 2 – pretty purple potato blossoms / / 3 – summer squash / / 4 – nursing kid / / 5 – goat hugs

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God this week for:

  • restoring my computer to me!
  • the added blessing of a second goat in milk
  • fresh raw milk every day and homemade yogurt from said milk
  • learning new skills
  • the provision of food that is brought forth from the earth whose source isn’t the supermarket
  • cheap thrifted finds
  • a long afternoon nap for the little one
  • keeping me humble when I start to get a little self-righteous
  • my husband; without whom, my life would not be what it is. That he works so hard to make a reasonable place for our family and animals and that he challenges me to become more industrious, a harder worker, and a gentler wife, mother and woman.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God for:

  • Piper’s lack of sleeping through the night this week out of nowhere. Don’t know why, but apparently we need to go through it.
  • a very active 9 month old who’s getting into everything! It’s actually quite fun if I have nothing to do.
  • grocery stores that stay open past 9pm so I can get my shopping done when my husband gets home late.
  • sisters who take me out so that I can have some time to myself.
  • a mom who is willing to babysit.
  • a husband who is a fussy eater, but also not so fussy that he wont eat Ramen when I’m stumped for something to make for dinner. (epic wife fail)
  • pain, hurt, sorrow, failure, stress, and things that go wrong because they make us better stronger people.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking God for:

  • lots of friends who have goats in order to give us advice about ours
  • homemade – baby food, beauty products, health products, cleaning products
  • breakfast from scratch and not from a box
  • the new moon to stimulate plant growth
  • wheat, hops, lupine, spinach, garlic, chives – all springing out of the ground
  • the blessing of animals for food, drink, manure, and creating compost
  • my mother to teach me the domestic arts
  • spinning wheels soon to be in use

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you

 

thursday thanks

Taking time to reflect on God’s goodness, no matter the circumstances.

Thanking the Lord for:

  • the craziness of New England weather where it can be 80° one week and 40° the next!
  • seeing teeth starting to poke through on the top of baby P’s mouth
  • crawling, climbing, waving, clapping
  • having an oven this weekend *fingers crossed*
  • grace, mercy, forgiveness
  • good friends, good church, good counselors

1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God concerning you