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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I haven't done a Thankful Thursday post in a long time. It isn't that I am not thankful I am, but I stopped doing them because I felt funny because there are days when I am very thankful and there are days when I am not. I thought today was a good day to find things to be thankful about. I have had a migraine morning and when I have those I try to focus on the good things in my life, not how I would like to remove my head from my body.

I watched the sun rise this morning, mainly because I am afraid of dying in the dark, by myself. So as I watched the sun rise I tried to think of things that are nice. One of those things is I started a Bible Study yesterday with my girls. The kids all get to play with cousins and run and run and run. We try to do a study with babies crawling around and toddlers being toddlers and trips to feed starving troops and glasses of water to keep them going. We started a study called " Celebrate: Discovering Joy in Life's Ordinary Moments."

I feel very thankful that I have girls who like to come and listen to my prattle. I feel very thankful that they don't jump up and run from the room when all I want to do is break down in tears every time I read a verse or share a answer. I am thankful that they teach me and let me share in their lives and the kids lives. I am thankful for this tiny moment in time for which I have been called.

Yesterday I got out my files, in the dark ages when I started home schooling. I lived in fear of going to jail.
I kept records because I never knew if there was going to come a knock at my door and my children would be taken from me. I educated them with the idea that if they ever had to go back into the public school system, they would be ahead of what was being taught in each grade. Each time one of my students graduated I would take their file and move it to the back of my box. I only have one file left in the front. I wanted to show the girls what files looked like and how I kept records. As I opened them, I was showing them all of my life's work in a neat little file. I suppose it won't mean much to most people, but to me I am so thankful that I never stopped or gave up and it shows me that accomplishing a task at the time you thought was too huge and you would never finish, does come to an end. Then as I get to have the joy of  passing on what I learned. Not to mention all of the books I read and whose advice I followed, now I know who's advice worked and whose did not.

I think that during trials I think too much and evaluate my life. I think that I have been given a life very different than I would have planned, had I been the one in charge. I can say though, I am very thankful most of the time for the joy and the tears, the laughter and the love and above all the people God continues to bless me with and today I just wanted you to know, all of you who read this blog, I am thankful for you.

Have a great Thursday,


  1. and i for you, dearie. you always share something that makes me stop and think or pray or smile. :)

  2. You do not prattle on. I am very glad that you can just be you when we are all together and that you can share things with us.

  3. I am thankful for YOU!
    I am so sorry that you had a migraine morning. I hope your afternoon will be pain free!

  4. I hope your migraine goes away soon! You can always try putting a banana peel in your face. That's supposed to work. Of course, it does sound like a hiccup cure--more for the amusement of everyone around the patient.

    It's nice to hear what you're thankful for. I was running back and forth to the laundry room today, feeling thankful that we have washing machines at all. I'm not having to sit out in the yard with a washtub and a scrub board. :-)

  5. I love reading your posts, please prattle away. I hope your headache is feeling so much better!!

  6. I hope your headache is better, Kim. I have never been one to have migraines, but my husband had one yesterday!
    I think we are all inclined to take so much for granted, when all around us are reasons for us to be thankful!
    It's good that you have your family so close by.

  7. I hope the migraine eases up soon! I over think things too- I'm a micro-manager.

  8. I am sorry to hear you have a migraine, and I sure hope it is either much better by now, or better yet completely gone. It is so funny that you decided to write a thankful post as I came on the computer with that thought in mind too. I decided maybe I would read a couple of posts firsts and read yours. I loved your thoughts here. I think it is soo wonderful that you are able to do a bible study with your girls. I would love that too. I can identify with thinking things through too much, as goodness knows I do that too. Hope you ended up having a good day. Think I'll go write my thankful post now. HUGS to you...

  9. So sorry to hear you have a migraine. I have never had one but know of someone who suffers terribly with them. My ankle is doing well and I will be back to work on Monday. This was such a heartfelt post. Thank you Kim!!!

  10. Your posts always make me smile or think of something in a better way. Somedays I don't always remember to be thankful. I'm thankful to you for reminding me.

  11. i am thankful for you kim!! that with all the miles between us, we share a special friendship!!

  12. I homeschooled the two youngest lovelies through middle school. When the got to 9th grade in public school, they had already read everything in the curriculum- same held for 10th and 11th. At least they made easy A's. LOL Your study sounds wonderful- I need to be better at discovering the joy in the ordinary moments. Hope your head is all better now!

  13. That's a lot of blessing, minus the migraine! :(

    What a joy to share with your girls. I know they will get so much from your study together, and you will also be so blessed.

    Most of all, I want you to know how your honesty blesses me! Not all days do we feel like we know we should, but you always pull it around to what god has given you and how thankful you are.

    That ministers to me. :)

  14. What a joy to read your list. I can so relate on so many parts of it. Thanks for sharing.
    I have finished with four of my six in home schooling and as I go through boxes to give away I see my life also. I am pleased with the decision with number 5, and enjoying home schooling #6, but these two are so different from the first four

    Thanks for your honest always encourages me to make sure I am not putting on a mask.

  15. This is another moment Kim when I am reminded how we are alike. Unfortunately even in the head department. I had a terrible migraine yesterday. Thankfully I don't get them often. We also share 'busy head syndrome'. How often I rise before the sun just to let my body catch up with the goings on in my early morning head!

    And I am thankful for you too...

    Blessings, Debbie

  16. What a sweet, sweet thankful post. I'm always encouraged and uplifted when I read your posts ... and this one was no exception. Hope that your migraine was relieved and that you were able to enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

  17. Hi Kim, I so related to this for many reasons. It seems like a lifetime ago that we homeschooled and my girls were taught what to do if....
    I kept their records once they graduated-and then gave them to the girls-so that when the time came for them to homeschool they would have some idea of how to keep records. I was never overly fearful about the authorities because we were in an ISP but each year at testing, I was always so worried because my hubby wanted proof that they were doing well.
    What a wonderful season you are in! It will be over before you know it but the depth of relationship with your kids will continue on. I watch my girls with their kids now and their homeschooling and am blessed. You will be too.
    Hugs, Noreen

  18. What a joy to read of this time with your girls, and to read of your heart. How blessed all of you are to have each other.

    And the files alone are priceless treasures, Kim, you have done a wonderful job, with teaching, and training your children. I stand in awe of your talents and abilities, you continue to amaze me, beyond the right words to express this.


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