Thankful Thursday

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It seems like the last few weeks when I sit down to write out my Thankful Thursday post, I have been tired, had a bad day, or just not felt good. I'm not sure exactly what is up with that, but how thankful I am that I can sit down each week and type up this post. It forces me to push past whatever is going on and focus on my blessings. I always feel better by the time I finish this post.

This week I am just exhausted! I think it's a combination of being both physically tired and mentally tired. Since Sunday everyone in our house has been sick. Abby started it out on Sunday with a fever. Thankfully it had passed by Monday, but Monday night Josh began running a fever. After two days of that and two nights that did not involve alot of sleep (it's sooo hard to sleep with fevers and he just struggled both nights) he is now on the mend and should be going back to school tomorrow. Then, this afternoon Jeff called and said he thought he was coming down with it and is downstairs in bed now with the same symptoms the kids have had during the week.

On top of that, it has been an unbelievably insane work week (and it's only Wednesday) and I've been very concerned about my uncle as I have posted about a couple of times.

So, following all of that do I still find many blessings? You bet!!

* I am thankful the kids are past whatever virus they have suffered from this week. They have been all smiles and fun this evening! Exactly what this Mom needed after a tough day at the office. Also, with the kids feeling better I ought to be able to get a good night's sleep tonight. :)

* I am thankful my uncle made it thru a potentially dangerous medical procedure and is now resting and recovering. He has a tough road ahead of him as they have diagnosed him with pancreatic cancer, but he has made it thru the last week and for that we are so thankful. He can recover and build up his strength to get thru chemo, etc.

* I am thankful for a little extra strength tonight to be able to take care of things on my own here at home while Jeff takes it easy and tries to get over this virus we seem to be passing around our house tonight.

* I am thankful that once I hit "Publish" on this post that I can go sit quietly, enjoy a little treat for myself (went and picked up a Butterfinger Blast from Sonic earlier and it's waiting for me in the freezer.... yum! yum!), and wind down before going to bed.


To join us in sharing our thanksgivings this week, visit
Laurie at "Women Taking a Stand".

14 Thoughts Shared:

Rita T. said...

Praising the Lord for your uncle tonight.

LAURIE said...

Melanie, what a beautiful grateful heart even in the midst of a trying week. I pray that the next couple of days will look up for you. God said we are to praise Him in ALL things! Hope you get some rest tonight - Laurie

Pia said...

i'm glad the kids are feeling better now. hope you all get a good night sleep tonight.

Denise said...

Sweetie, bless you for being thankful, even when life is hard.

Michele Williams said...

I'm so sorry you have had a tough week. I pray everyone feels better soon and you don't come down with it either1 Get some rest my friend. Blessings...

Angela said...

I read last night in a journal of mine that was dated back 1996.."being thankful even when" .....

thanks for sharing your thankful list.

Kristi said...

I was so glad to read that your Uncle made it through surgery. We will continue to pray. I'm sorry that your family has been sick and I'm hoping that you can avoid it and that you had a peaceful rest last night.

PW said...

Those are great things to be thankful for. I hope you enjoyed your little 'treat'.

Princess Sarah said...

It's really a blessing when we have strength each day. Thanks for your post Melanie.
Blessings to you.

Here's my link:
http://sarahg26.blogspot.com/2009/06/thankful-thursday-7.html

Jerralea said...

Melanie, it's great you pressed on and found a great list of thankfulness! I think it means more when you're thankful in spite of adversity.

Hope that all is well at your household in up-coming days and that you enjoyed your "Butterfinger Blast!"

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

I felt the same way when I sat down to write my Thankful Thursday post!! But just like you, it helped so much to push past everything that was hindering me and to just BE thankful. God is so Good!

Sab said...

I'm so happy for your uncle, that he went through everything ok!

I hope your family feels better soon and I'm so glad you aren't sick as well!

Raise Them Up said...

I'm so glad you can be thankful with the week you've had. This (TT) is a blessing, isn't it? It really does make us sit and reflect on the positives.

Sherrylinn said...

Sending up a prayer for your uncle and praising he's made it thus far!