Friday, April 22, 2011

A Week of Good Things

I am so thankful this week for these things: 

{1} We found out Monday that our house appraised for $6,000 less than our offer price.  We thought for a few days that the sellers weren’t going to take our new (revised) offer, but they did – so we are now paying $6,000 less than we were planning on and our closing costs will still be paid.  To say this is a blessing is a huge understatement. 

{2} We took a trip to PA to visit Chris’s family, and when I arrived home, the book One Thousand Gifts was waiting for me from a very special person. :) 

The writing style is a little hard to get used to, and honestly a little overwhelming at times, but I am learning so much and it is making me think.  I love books that make me do that.

{3} God starting to grow my music “studio” before we have even moved into our house.  I currently only have 2 students, due to our current living situation (I travel to their home).  I already have a 3rd lined up once we move and possibly a fourth.  My goal has been (once we moved) to be able to pay for gas money with the money I make from lessons.  I definitely think this will be a possibility now.

{4} This morning my legs were super itchy after the shower, so I rubbed lotion on them.  Within about 30 seconds I had a rash and hives all over my legs, butt, and even on the top and bottom of my feet!  I am not thankful this happened, per se, but I am thankful that I live in a place where I can easily get someone to go to CVS for me and buy my Benadryl.  Not everyone is so fortunate (side note:  if you want to be reminded of all you have, check out this post by Lara.  It humbled me to no end.  There is a growing part of us that just wants to give up everything here and move somewhere where we can make a bigger impact for God.  That is a post for another day….but that post certainly puts life into perspective.)

{5} Easter activities all weekend long: Good Friday service tonight, backyard egg hunt for Luke and a fun Easter event with friends tomorrow afternoon, and services and lunch with family on Easter Sunday.  This was our boy last year on Easter Sunday….

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I can’t wait to put the pictures side by side to compare how much he has changed!

{6} I reached 200 followers today!  It was so exciting to see that number.  I am honored and blessed to have each of you following along on life’s journey with me.  I am so glad to have you here.

Last but not least, I am most thankful for:

{7} The death and resurrection of Jesus.

Without Him, we are nothing.  He is the Light of the world and the hope of my life.  I am so thankful that I serve a risen Savior!

Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Happy EASTER!

    A VERY good week indeed! I am jealous! CANNOT WAIT to read One Thousand Gifts!


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