(I do enjoy alliteration.) I could have added "pump" and "pet" but I didn't want the title to be too long. If this were a school assignment, I would ask you to categorize each item on my list, but as it's not, you may just read for fun. :-)
If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that Brigham Young University holds Education Week one week every August--and you know how much I look forward to attending Ed Week each year. This year was no exception! Photo: My mom and I stand in a Education Week photo booth, holding a sign that says, "I've waited all summer for this!"
Sometimes news hits forcefully and unexpectedly, throwing one into a state of shock and emotional upheaval. Suddenly the whole world crashes down, and hope dies for unfulfilled dreams. Two of our daughters are adopted, and are biological sisters. When one of those daughters learned this week that their birthmom had died, John and I were tasked with the responsibility to break the news to the other daughter (and the rest of our children as well). As one might imagine, this would not be an easy conversation. We prayed, and asked others to pray for the girls. Never doubt the power of prayer. The news came as a shock, but acceptance came quickly. 1. I’m thankful for the power of prayer, and for those who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers this week. That alone could fulfill the entire list this week, but I have other things to share:
After the adventure of driving to Oregon , driving back home this week was downright boring--and that is thankful number 1! There are plenty more things to be thankful for, though, and they aren't all "thankfuls of omission."