Thankful Thursday

|



Wow... I cannot believe it is already time for Thankful Thursday! Where has this week gone?! :)

I must start out by saying that I really missed you all last week while I took a bloggy break to spend some time with my family during Spring Break. I missed sitting down and sharing with you in my posts and I certainly missed participating in Thankful Thursday.

However, we had an absolutely wonderful time together as a family! And, that is where I am starting my "thankfulness" with today. It was such a much needed time for all us -- and on so many different levels. Time together as a family, time away from work for my husband and I, time away from the daily routines of getting up for school and work, making lunches, laundry, etc., time to just sit back and relax and soak up the sun and wonderful outdoors that Lord has given us. We spent the week in San Antonio and took in Sea World (a BIG family favorite for us!), the zoo, the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and a great Wildlife Park.

We are also praising God this week for the blessings he has shown to my sister
Carrie and her family. As I've shared in the past, they are preparing to leave later this year for the mission field. They will be serving in the Czech Republic. Well, one of the final big hurdles they had was to sell their house. They have had it on the market for quite some time now and were really beginning to wonder when they would have this step completed. There also was concern around what the final selling price would have to be, as well. I am here to tell you that last week God showed up in a big way with this whole thing.... they were able to sell their house and received their full asking price! To hear the whole story of how it all came about it just amazing... there is no doubt in any of our minds that God orchestrated it all.

There's been some good things happening around here for all of us and we thank you, Lord, for each and everyone of them!


For more Thankful Thursday posts, visit Lynn at "Spiritually Unequal Marriage"!


17 Thoughts Shared:

Denise said...

So glad you enjoyed the time with your family sweetie, bless you.

Shauna said...

Beautiful Post! Thanks! I miss you! Hope you are well! ♥ Hugs!

Rocks said...

We missed you too. So nice to hear you had a wonderful time with your family!

Tracy said...

God is so good! So glad you enjoyed such a sweet time together with your family. = )

Rejoicing with you in God's perfect timing in the sale of your friends' home. We have friends who left for the mission field in Ireland last year. One of the greatest blessings of witnessing their journey was watching the Lord's perfect timing in regards to things such as selling (at full asking price, too) their homes. This brought a smile to my heart today!

Blessings & Happy TT!

Grammy said...

Happy Thankful Thursday.
I am so glad she sold her home. And you had a wonderful time with the kids.

Beth in NC said...

Hi Melanie! What wonderful news about your sister's house!

And I'm glad you enjoyed your break with your family! Isn't the River Walk wonderful? Did you eat some of that DELICIOUS Tex-Mex food?!?!?

Have a blessed TT!
Beth

Tammy said...

Welcome back!! Glad to hear you had a great time with your family!! Praise God that your sis and her family were able to sell their house. I love to hear how prayers are answered. Have a blessed TT!!

Laurie Ann said...

God is so good. I can see weaved through your post how His hand has been on your life. I'm so glad you had a wonderful spring break and that your sister's house sold for the full asking price. God is God all by Himself, isn't He?! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Daughter of the King said...

Shouting praises!! What a wonderful week with your family.

And I'm happy for your sister and her family as well.

In Him,
Dana

Rita T. said...

Great thankful post.

bp said...

San Antonio is such a fun place to go! Glad you enjoyed your time with your family. Have a blessed weekend!

Michele Williams said...

I'm so glad you had such a refreshing time with your family. Lots to be thankful for! Blessings to you my friend...

Debra said...

Melanie,

So glad you had such a refreshing time with your family...that is always so nice! Love your thankful heart, my friend.

Blessings to you today!

Tricia said...

Hey Melanie
I am so glad you were able to enjoy your week off with your family! Times like that are so much fun and so refreshing...

What a wonderful testimony to the provision of God that your sister's house sold! Thanks for sharing that with us!

Blessings!

Lynn said...

Hi Melanie,

Missed you last week. Glad to read your post today and it is wonderful. You have got to be one of the most cheerful women I know. Thank you for that.

Great list and your sister, wow. Blessings upon her. Have a happy TT.

Pia said...

God is truly amazing and His timing is always perfect! blessings to you, melanie.

Natalie said...

Glad you had a good time, but also glad you're back!