1. I'm thankful that Deedee is progressing. This past week, she had zero accidents, and (consequently) I am now sleeping through the night! She's old enough to be out working now, and she is doing a great job! Here she is at a New Year's Eve party at church:
|Photo: Deedee sleeps through the activities at a New Year's Eve party|
3. I'm thankful for sunsets. They always appear better in person than in the photos I take, but it is nice that each day ends with a final burst of color.
|Photo: A sunset of a pink, cloudy sky above barren hills|
|Photo: John and youngest daughter walk ahead on a dirt path in the hills|
|Photo: Assorted tropical fish swim in a tank|
|Photo: A dusting of snow covers the hills near my house|
|Photo: Drexel patiently looks at the camera, while Deedee grabs his face|
9. I'm thankful for the comfort that can come in times of grief. I found out today that a woman in our stake recently passed away, as well as the father of one of my college roommates. Though those closest to the deceased are of course, grieving, I'm impressed with the level of peace and calm that also attends at times like these.
10. As always, I'm thankful for John. Among the wonderful things he has done this week, he has fixed the treadmill!!!! We thought it was a lost cause, and that the console was shot, but he was able to fix it by re-grounding it. Though I enjoy running outside with John, I really prefer outdoor running only within a temperature range that isn't maintained year-round in this area. In other words, I'm a wimp. If it's too cold (sometimes), too hot (much of the time), or too windy (practically all of the time), I would prefer to run indoors on the treadmill, distracted by a recorded TV show. Sweet, sweet John spent his Saturday tearing into the treadmill once again, and this time it appears that it is really fixed! We're talking about attempting a half-marathon later this year--I'll keep you posted!
So, have you seen the rainbows through the storms this week? Join us in sharing thankfuls!