Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

It's Thursday and time to join Sonya over at Truth 4 the Journey for Thankful Thursday.

As I've posted this week, it's been a long, difficult week for me....and it's not over yet. I've found myself tired, frustrated and very angry with the same God who has blessed me beyond belief.

Thankfully He has been patient and listened to my tirades and my silence and with that.........

1) I am thankful that I have a God Who loves me unconditionally. He is such a patient Father....I can learn a lot from His example..if I just would.

2) I am thankful for wonderful, godly friends who have lifted me up in prayer this week when I have refused to call out to the One Who has all the answers.

3) I am thankful that I will be able to go with DH to Montgomery overnight tonight. He has a conference tomorrow and so I will have a few hours that I'll need to kill, but we'll have some much needed and wanted one on one with the drive and the hours that he's not in conference.

4) I am thankful that God answers prayer and this week has said, "No."

5) I am thankful for fun times with DS. Fun times with an almost 17 year old son went this way:

Son: "I'm turning off your fans" (I'm boiling some fresh green beans for supper and it's HOT in the kitchen!!!!!)
Me: (grabbing a bottle of Glade air freshener) "Don't do it!! I'll spray you!!!!!!!"
Son: "You wouldn't!!"
Me: "You know I would...." (So I did!!!!!!!!)

Son disappears and returns with his Tag body spray

Son: "Let's dual..."
Me: "Your on!!!!!!"

And the awful mix of Tag and Glade fills the air.......

Much laughter and gagging smells later, he heads for the shower and I sit at the computer smelling my son's scent in my hair. It's a wonderful thing........

"....And always be thankful." Colossians 3:15b, NLT


SusanD said...

Great, honest post. I've been right there w/ya on #1....seriously, who hasn't? Love the air freshner duel. Blessings, SusanD

Greg C said...

Great post, we had an air freshener duel here at work and the result was really bad. We had to stay outside while the air cleared. I love having fun.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

I love how you get on with your son like that! I pray I have such good relationships when my kids hit the dreaded teenage years!
Love Collette xxx

Mary Moss said...

What a wonderful scent:-)

Joyous list! Hope your week turns around. I'll pray for you.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry you have had such a difficult week. How great that you are able to find so many wonderful things to be thankful for.

Andrea said...

blessings and prayers, andrea

Jane In The Jungle said...

Oh that just tugs at my heart!!! It's so fun laughing with the kids! Sorry about your week but thankful for your thanks! Have a nice trip, be safe!

momstheword said...

Hahahaha! I have allergies and asthma so I wouldn't even attempt this but it's funny to picture you doing it!

I hope you enjoy the time with hubby and thankful that we know that the Lord is faithful to His promises!

Oh, and they brought the bugs into the house? Arrgggghhhh!

Valencia said...

What a wonderful post!!!

Beth in NC said...

Did the food taste like the spray? I had to ask. Icky.

Even in the difficult seasons, laughter remains. God is good Deb.

Many blessings!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Good for you. What an attitude of gratitude. It is difficult to be thankful for negative answers, isn't it? But sometimes they are so much more important than positive ones, aren't they?