Whew. Did you miss me? I took a blogging break. I didn't even read most of my regular blogs over the past few days. What a weekend we had. On Thursday I had every intention of blogging about things I am thankful for and never got to it. So here it is now.
… for three days straight with my husband. I love being with my husband and not having to compete with his thoughts about work. He did really good shutting off that part for a few days. He even took us to the mall (this happens about once a year).
… for having such wonderful in-laws. I always love being around them and wish they lived closer. L-train even brought dinner and cooked here Wednesday night. Fried shrimp, hush puppies and french fries, all home fried. Yum. Uncle Max, I would do anything in the world to get you out of Japan (stupid Air Force) and here to Charlotte.
… for my new niece Millie Grace who must be the sweetest baby ever. If my kids acted like that, I would have 4 by now too. Ok maybe.
… for my best friend, Nicole, who has helped me decorate my house for Christmas ever year that I have been married except one. I asked her if she helped me because she liked it or because she loved me, she said, "last year, because I love you, this year because Ilikes it." (she didn't say about the other years, hmm). Thanks Nicole for helping me with that horrendous "pre-lit" tree that needs lights. And for the countless other ways you hold my arms up.
… for my mom who was brave enough to host 29 people for Thanksgiving including me and my in-laws. You did great Deb.
… for my dad who pushed Elijah on the tire swing, in the cold, before 8 am, while I was warm in bed.
… for McKenzie who is coming home soon. Yeah!
… for Kelly and Amy and their priceless friendship.
… for Elevation Church. What a privilege to be a part of a church that is truly reaching people.
… and finally for the sleep fairy who somehow caused my children to sleep until 8:15 today and no one woke up sick. I cannot remember the last time my boys slept past 7:30. What a perfect end to a wonderful weekend.
… wait one more thing. For those of you who read my blog and pray for our family. Your prayers are invaluable to me.