The last couple of days have been quite stressful at my house for many reasons.
I finally felt calm and at peace after I vented to a couple close friends, asked some friends to pray for me, and then took the afternoon off with my boys. Funny how an afternoon of driving around for errands while listening to audio books can be so soothing.
I came home Tuesday evening thankful instead of stressed.
Here is what I am choosing to be thankful about in the midst of the past couple of days.
I’m thankful for the times when plans suddenly change because you never know what God is protecting you from or what He has planned instead.
I’m thankful for tech support that listened and patiently worked on an issue.
I’m thankful for the pre-paid postage label to ship my son’s laptop for repairs (again for the fourth time).
I’m thankful for a little three year old, my son, who made me laugh and then spilled his slushie at the store.
I’m thankful for the cashier who told me to get a replacement slushie at no extra charge.
I’m thankful for my almost eight year old who said, mommy, I don’t like it when you are stressed.
I’m thankful for the extra tight hug he gave me at bedtime.
I’m thankful for my husband’s complete understanding when I just stand and put my head on his chest.
I’m thankful for my sister and sister-in-law who so patiently listen to my venting.
I’m thankful I have so much to be thankful for in spite of the chaos of the past few days.