This past week was so busy and it seemed as if I didn't even have time to catch my breath. Appointments almost every day and out almost every night made it difficult to spend much time thinking about anything.
However, as I look back over the week, I have much to be thankful about. I get frustrated with myself at times because I feel I spend so much time focusing on the problem or a task and really don't enjoy each moment. It's only when I sit down here and reflect back that I start to see God working. Perhaps that is just the way life is but I don't want to get so busy that I don't take the time to acknowledge the gifts that I receive from the Lord.
This week I'm thankful for blessings #2718 - 2730.
2718. A difficult, but good heart to heart with a family member.
2719. Discovering my birth certificate was missing my parent's names and I need it to get a passport. But the bureaucratic wheels turned quickly and I was able to get it back within a week.
2720. Our power steering rod went on our car and we wouldn't be able to get it repaired without using our credit card. However, God provided 75% of what we needed in unexpected gifts.
2721. My blood pressure which has been on the high side for the past 6 months was in a wonderful range when I went to the doctor the other day.
2722. Stephen has a good job for the summer.
2723. I was feeling a bit bad that we couldn't afford a limo and nice dinner out for Emily for her prom. I decided to make her and her friends a special dinner here on prom night. My sweet daughter assured me that she and her friends were thrilled by that gesture. My daughter is a joy.
2724. A sweet angel at church who left an envelope with $20 in it and the envelope was marked prom dinner.
2725. A friend from church who changes our car brakes for us.
2726. A bursting at the seams church each Sunday.
2727. Helping a child work on his God and Family boy scout badge. I've been using that curriculum in children's church and he completed everything he needed the past 6 months to get it.
2728. Encouraging notes and emails from people telling me they know I'll do a great job in my new role as Director of our district's Great Commission Women.
2729. Lunch with a friend.
2730. Falling into bed each night satisfied that my day was productive.