Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday - 8/26

Things I am thankful for this week:

1. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to know Sonya's dad, a wonderful man who left a huge legacy of faith to his family. He will be missed so much, but what an incredible man of honor. It was a pleasure to have known him.

2. I am thankful for the pastor who said "We can't bring him back, but we can make sure we go where he is." I know where I'm going when I die. I'm so thankful that Jesus paid the price for my sin, so I can be in Heaven.

3. I'm thankful for a friend who gave me a big pile of clothes that don't fit her after baby #3. Woo! Thanks, Gwen.

4. I'm thankful that Gigi got to help her 5th grade teacher set up the classroom. She had the best time, and it was great relationship building with her new teacher.

5. I'm thankful for these last 2 weeks before school starts to love up on my kids. My little Cici starts kindergarten, and while she is ready, and I am ready, it will still be a big deal!!!

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Chatty Kelly


Blasé said...

I'm Thankful for Umbrellas!!!

Greg C said...

Oh is that last one heading out the door to school? Yes that is a big deal. This year, my oldest is a senior and so next year will be a biggie for me. Great list.

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Oh I teared up with your little one going off to kindergarten. She will have a great year. Kindergarten is the best!

Enjoy these last days of summer with your beautiful girls.

Irritable Mother said...

When my youngest started kindergarten and I had some space - every day! - I remember saying to my mom, "I think I might be able to be a nice person!" *grin*
We're going shopping today for school supplies. Even when they're in grades 8, 6, and 4 - it's still a big deal.
Hope you thoroughly enjoy these last weeks of summer.

And that thing about the long days and short years? Yeah. I agree!

2Thinks said...

I'm beginning to think starting back at kindergarten with our last, oh, let's say, two kids, would be the way to go. My baby is a senior. Empty nest syndrome is having an effect on me already.

If ever there was a day to post my thankfuls,it's today, I think I'll go over there and do that.

Thanks for sharing yours.

Runner Mom said...

I remember those precious kindergarten days! Enjoy every single minute!!
Love ya!

I want to see some pictures for the first day!

Valencia said...

Aww first day of school is always a big deal!

Lois Lane II said...

Thankful that I still have time to get my homework done before Monday, lol!!

Andrea said...

I am thankful for beautiful prayer warrior friends like you.
Please visit arise 2 write and pick up an award. It is the second post down.
Also: Please visit my friend at and read the post, "Please Help" she desperately needs prayers and encouragement right now.

Blessings, andrea

T. Anne said...

I am thankful my family is healthy. :)

Heart2Heart said...


Great list! What a great honor it must have been to know Sonya's dad! He sounds like an amazing man. I can't wait to see what this year brings. I am hoping for positive changes for the better.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Joining you in your thanks Kelly! I pray that you will have even more abundant blessings this week.

Always enjoy my visits here at your Place!

My ADHD Me said...

I'm sorry but I simply refuse to believe that "our" little CiCi is starting kindergarten. We MUST redo the math!

Ronel Sidney said...

I love #5 and I think I am trying to convince myself that I am ready for this change...

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Lovely thankful list! I am sure your youngest will do great but it is only natural to feel a bit sad about it.
Collette xxx

Laurie said...

Hi sister,
I know it's a big deal with your baby going to kindergarten for your whole family. I pray that she LOVES her big day and new class and teacher and that you, my friend, find enjoyment and special times while they are at school. You are a great mom:)
Love and blessings, Laurie

Lisa said...

I too am so thankful for my salvation. Having 'no doubt' where I will spend eternity is a gift with sharing with someone else.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Truth4thejourney said...

Thank you for all of your support and love during this difficult time, Kelly.

Knowing my dad is in heaven has given me God's perfect peace in the midst of the turmoil.

I am so thankful for what Jesus did for me by offering salvation.

I am sure sending your kids to school will be bittersweet. You are a precious Mom - taking the time to love on them now so that they will remember next week.

Hey, someone in my 4year olds preschool class wrote I Heart You (with a picture of the heart) on her preschoolers hand and now my youngest has asked me to write a note on her hand tomorrow. LOL! It's a great idea.

Love you!

KrippledWarrior said...

Je remercie Dieu pour vous! et votre sagesse.

Billy Coffey said...

My son started kindergarten last week. Not. Fun. For me, anyway.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Sonya's Dad sounds like such an amazing man.
Kindergarten is such a big step...for Mom!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

"Thankful Thursday" is a one wonderful way to express our gratitude to God. Let's keep doing this. :)

Yolanda said...

I love that on TT, I can come and have my lips turned up and my heart swell with thanksgivings all the while getting to know blog sisters a little better.


Leslie said...

I love your #5! I'm always sad to see my kids go back to school. I enjoy having them home too much!

Love ya, Leslie

Kirsten said...

I love your children's names. Gigi has always been my favorite. Sounds so sophisticated.

Have a wonderful Saturday and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Nana Jul said...

It's good to meet you too Kelly! I'm so Thankful for blogger friends, and Kindergarten will bring tons of excitement into you little one's world! Yours too! Smile, and bask in all her excitement!