Thankful Thursday

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This week I am so thankful for quality time with my family... with my husband and with my children. The last couple of months have found us all in places and in circumstances that have left us with very little good time together as a family. I have been pre-occupied with some concerns I have over small situations, my husband has needed to be away from home quite a bit, my kids are in the midst of activities with school and friends, and then we've just had a alot of "stuff" that needed to be done.

The next two weekends it looks like we are going to get some good time together where we can all do some fun activities together and we can just have some good "us" time. I am so looking forward to this... time where we can just be together without all the daily interruptions. I'm going to push aside all my daily worries and pre-occupations, we're not going to think about work or laundry or dirty dishes or anything else. It's just going to be about being together and oh, how my mind and my heart need this time. It is ALWAYS so refreshing to me... both mentally and physically. And, as we are gearing up quickly for holidays and all the busy-ness that comes with this time of year... I am going to enjoy our time together to the fullest and "fill myself up".

I pray each of you can enjoy some of this wonderful family time over the next few weeks, as well!

Thank you, Lord, for family!


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33 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Oh Fill up Melanie,

Have a perfect wonderful and restful time. Wish I was going with you. Hugs.

Serendipity said...

Glad to hear you had a lovely family time there. Have a blessed day.

BP said...

You were #1 on the TT list today I noticed!

I'm so glad you get to have this time with your family and hope it will be refreshing for everyone. Fall is a great time to be together and make special memories I think.

have a blessed day.

Denise said...

Family together time is a precious gift. Enjoy your time sweetie.

Mary said...

Melanie,

I'm glad that you and your family are going to get to spend some time together over the next couple of weeks. Life sometimes gets in the ways and we have to ensure that it doesn't rob us of those precious moments with our loved ones.

Enjoyed your post.

Blessings,
Mary

heidi said...

Enjoy your family time!!

LAURIE said...

Oh theres nothing like spending time together as a family. Put all the distractions aside and enjoy each other. I am also going to do that, my (new) daughter in law is in town on fall break from college and since our son is overseas, we try to spend as much time with her as we can so I am taking her and my daughter on a "girls day" and going to the pottery place to paint pottery. I can't wait - being with her makes me feel close to my son who I miss very much. I cherish times like this, as I know you will also cherish your time this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us on TT! -Blessings, Laurie

Pia said...

quality time spent with family is priceless. God bless you, melanie.

Jill said...

Amen Melanie! Praying for your time to be sweet and feel much longer than it actually is because He is drawer you all so close to one another time stands still.

Blessings and love,
Jill

salsaberries said...

Sometimes it just seems so hard to squeeze in any time with our families, much less quality time. I'm glad you were able to find some time with yours.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Great Post! I totally agree about dedicated family time. It is soo hard to juggle everything and still squeeze in Mom time that I think a lot of families suffer for the lack of quality time! I try to make an effort everyday, reading books, boardgames, bible reading...whatever!!! LOVE IT!

Amy said...

Hey there! Family time is the best!! Great post.

Happy Thursday!

The Baker's said...

Amen to family. My family has been an awesome encouragment and support system to me and dh. Thanks for sharing.

Willow said...

Time with the fam is a beautiful thing for which to be thankful! I'm glad you're going to having some good time with them! God bless you all.

Kristi said...

Those next few weeks sound like so much fun! I can't wait to hear all about it. Blessings to you.

Denise said...

Praying that you will be filled to overflow by the time spent with your family!

Also Known As Alicia said...

That sounds great! Enjoy your family!

Laurie Ann said...

Enjoy that precious time, my friend! Happy Thankful Thursday to you! Love ya dearly...

Patricia said...

Melanie, you made me eager for this weekend. Our younger daughter is coming to spend the night. Although our daughters just live 30 miles away, with college and work schedules, we don't get to spend nearly enough time with them.

I'm going to hop right up and get the spare room fixed up like a Bed and Breakfast suite to show her how much I appreciate her coming home instead of staying in town, hanging out with friends.

Thank you for your TT list and the inspiration and blessing you've given me.

Happy Thursday!

Debra said...

Melanie,

I'm with you...I'm going to fill up this weekend on the joyous time with family!

May your time be blessed, my sweet sister!

He And Me + 3 said...

With my husbands work schedule our weekends are precious & filled with family fun. What an awesome post. so near to all our hearts is quality family time.

Bonnie said...

Oh I hear your post today!!! What an awesome blessing it is when life slows down and we can be with our family. Have a blessed and restful time with them!

Jerralea said...

Family time is so important. Your post has challenged me!

Tonya said...

Melanie, I'm with you.. if we get behind on family time.. nothing feels right. I hope you get LOTS of quality time SOON! =-)

Michele Williams said...

Wonderful! We can get so caught up in the busyness of life that we don't stop and enjoy what is in front of us right now. Enjoy!

Beth K. Vogt said...

I love how you love your family--and want them to know that!!
Hugs to you, friend!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Tricia said...

That sounds absolutely wonderful Melanie! May you all have a wonderful weekend with much joy and laughter and make lots of memories!

Blessings!

Natalie said...

Family Time is the most precious of all. It's what fills our minds and hearts with warm memories.

Cheryl said...

I love having family time. The joy we receive is priceless! Have a sweet thankful Thursday~

Marsha said...

How special when you get time with family. Relax, have fun, live intentionally and be a blessing.

eph2810 said...

You are right, Melanie. We do need those days were we just hang out - don't worry about all the other daily stuff. I am glad that you can look forward to this.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Be blessed today and always...

Stacy said...

I pray you have a wonderful and relaxing time with your family. I love those weekends when the calendar is empty and you can just enjoy one another without running around. God knew you needed some downtime!

Daphine said...

There's nothing like spending quality family time. Enjoy it!