My sweet, adorable granddaughters came over yesterday to stay with us for a while. The last time they were here, John and I clearly were not up-to-date with infant and toddler "sleep" routines. Our oldest granddaughter protested the idea of sleeping in a crib in the guest room, even though we had a baby monitor to alert us each time she awakened. Both of the girls treated time at Grandpa's and Grandma's house more like a slumber party rather than the "nighttime is for sleeping" concept to which we old folks subscribe. We knew we'd have to adapt the routine this time if we wanted any shut-eye.
Because of Him, life has meaning, purpose, and direction. Because of Him, I can trust in His timing and reasons, and patiently wait for understanding. Because of Him, I can feel peace in the midst of storms. Because of Him, I try to look beyond the "now" to a more eternal perspective. Because of Him, I can feel joy.
Happy Easter! He is risen!
Thanks for the Savior of the world.
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It's time for another Ten Things of Thankful post, and I am so excited! Before I started my blog, I thought long and hard about what to call it. I wanted a name that would not change with circumstance, but something that would be long-lasting and would serve me not only then, but in the future. I decided upon the affirming, "Thankful Me." It served as a reminder to myself not to complain--at least not too much, and particularly not online. I, though non-tattooed, essentially branded myself. I am Thankful.
"It's a small world" (Disney does not capitalize the ride's name) premiered at the World's Fair in April of 1964. Nearly ten years later, in December of 1973, I visited Disneyland for the first time, and experienced for myself small world's journey around the world. I don't vividly remember much about that vacation, but I do recall the anticipation and excitement of riding "it's a small world." I also remember my mom really enjoyed the attraction. She might have even gotten teary-eyed.
I have been blogging for quite some time now, and I'm always curious to see which posts receive the most views. My top ten most popular posts of all time are generally posts containing visiting teaching handouts--with one exception. Apparently, there are moms looking for a DIY version of college finals survival kits, because this post made the top ten.
My youngest daughter's birthday is coming up soon. I gave her a choice: either she would let me say all sorts of wonderful things about her on my TToT post, or she would write her TToT for me to post on my blog. I'm a mean mom that way.