Not about…

April 29, 2009 at 6:46 pm 4 comments

…chickens this time.  I know, unusual as of late.  But don’t worry, a chicken post comes tomorrow because I promised myself I would document it every Thursday until they are grown.  Besides, Tim is outside right now working on their enclosure.  They’re going to love it.  It means grass and pecking whenever they want and I guarantee the view is better than that of the garage.

But enough of the chickens!  Onto better and bigger things.  Here are the things I’m grateful for lately:

1.  A husband who is satisfied and loving his job again.  It’s been a long run of dissatisfaction so this is welcome, a blessing and certainly a very good thing.

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2.  A boy who has been making so many good decisions lately.  A boy who has really worked on weeding things out of his own little life that make it difficult for him to obey and be happy.  A boy that through those choices is again happy and obedient.  A boy I am so proud of.

good-decisions

3.  Another boy who has found a ministry.  At almost 13 years old he wanted a ministry and now he has a ministry.  I am so grateful for a church that sees his heart and allows him to serve.  His new charges are the soundboard for children’s church and mastering this guy.  He’s a puppet who Powell has mastered movement and personality with.  His name is Leonard.  He is confused and doesn’t know who he is.  He thinks he’s a chicken one day and then the next idea comes and he thinks he may be that.  Now there is a character that will be able to be used in many ways to minister to the children.

ministry

4.  A girl who is happy.  Who faces her struggles but remains happy to her little core.  She is, in her heart of hearts, a servant.  Not many people are truly servants, willing to give and not get back, willing to help in whatever way they can.  This girl is and it will in return serve her very well.

happy-girl

5.  She is also served well by this boy and I am blessed beyond belief whenever I capture a moment like this between the two of them.

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6.  I know, it’s getting long, but stick with me because there is a lot to be grateful for.  Like realizing that this is the year you no longer have to supervise your oldest baby while he mows the grass (forget about the blessing that is to Dad when he pulls up and both yards are done without him expecting it).  If my babies have to grow up, I’m glad they’re growing into this.

powell-on-mower

7.  I’m also grateful for re-discovered old friends after a long, cold Winter.  Friends like Mr. Tree Swing.

swinging

8.  And Mr. Swimming Pool.

open-pool

9.  Oh, and don’t forget my friend, Mr. Keith Urban.  He may not know it yet, but he is my friend.  Someday he’ll understand.  In the meantime, I’ll settle for looking forward to the next time I know I’ll see him in person.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nobbydamus  |  April 30, 2009 at 3:20 am

    More of the chickens please.

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  • 2. Jen  |  April 30, 2009 at 11:36 am

    oh, i love this post…for so many reasons!
    it just warmed my heart to read it 😀
    yay for the Keith Urban tickets. i saw him on a talk show one day and thought of you 😉
    i do have to point out my fave pic is of your girl tugging @ her bathing suit…classic!
    have a great week of continued blessings!!!

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  • 3. nobbydamus  |  April 30, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hi there , I found your chickens by typing chickens into the search engine of wordpress, maybe?, well, on the organic front, if you only feed them organic produce, then they will be organic hens, however for this to be considered official, you have to have your soil tested over 2 years, not cheap, then organic license too, however if you’re not doing for commercial purposes, then I consider organic to be, ehns that are not feed processed foods, and have access to sun for more than 8 hours a day, and are able to eat grasses and bugs, the omega levels are boosted by the grass and bugs as they themselves have grown in sunlight. As for feeding them veggies, we give our hens all our leftovers from meals, they ill eat what they know is good for them, and they all have different tastes, some like carrrots others don’t, just like us. good luck , and thanks for dropping by the site, hope too see you agian.

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  • 4. gretchen owens  |  May 4, 2009 at 1:06 am

    love this post, too!

    congrats on the keith tickets…maybe this time you can talk to him! 🙂

    great journaling on all of your family!

    Reply

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