Tonight I am thankful for my new Mom's group at church. We have had two meetings so far and they have been wonderful. For two hours I get to sit and talk with other Mom's while my little munchkins are in the nursery with the kindest women taking care of them. The boys love the play time with different toys and other kids and I love sitting with a cup of hot tea and a snack enjoying the company of other women like me. It's rejuvenating. Today we said the rosary. It was actually my first time to ever say the rosary. It was meaningful and I liked spending time in group prayer. We also read a chapter in a women's devotional and several bible verses. I am so thankful for this group. This is the first time in many years that I have felt a real connection with others in my church community.
Today I am thankful for my Dad and his creativity, work ethic, and generosity. He has been working hard building a playground for his grandchildren in his backyard. He was given a well-loved playset that he took apart, hauled to his own property and reassembled. Then he bought all new swings and has been working many hours adding new elements to his playground. He added a gang plank, bridge, sandbox with seating all around, and he is working on a clubhouse over the sandbox which will have a large tube slide attached to it. Well done Dad! We love your playground. The boys got to play on Grandpa's new playground over Thanksgiving break and can't wait to go back.
Tonight I am thankful for Children's books. When the boys are bouncing off the walls I can always settle them down with some of their favorite stories. As the boys get older, they seem to be more interested in books. We have been reading to our children everyday for as long as I can remember. They love to sit next to me or my husband and cuddle in for story time.
Tonight I am thankful for the Thanksgiving holiday. I love gathering together with family and preparing a celebratory meal. I love the boys spending time with their cousins and making the same kinds of memories that we made when we were kids. I love being reminded of how important it is to say Thank You to God for the blessings he has given us this year.
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.