Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday, June 25, 2009


This week I have discovered that I don't do well without a vehicle. DH's truck is having some much needed body work done, so we only have one vehicle. This week has been a real struggle for me. I haven't been able to do my errands, visit family or visit friends. I know how blessed we are to have two vehicles, when some families have only one car or no mode of transporation at all. That leads to one of many things I'm thankful for today...two vehicles for our family. I'm also thankful that my in-laws are allowing us to use one of their vehicles so that dh can attend a meeting tonight while I go to knitting class.

Our family is so blessed in so many ways. I can't imagine what some families go through as they struggle to feed and clothe their children or fight for health care benefits for a sick child. It makes me so sad and angry, but yet leads me to be more grateful for all that I have...I am thankful for healthy children who are growing and learning each and every day, for the roof over our heads and that we have food on our table each day.

I'm thankful that I've gotten back in touch with a few of my cousins and old friends thanks to facebook.

I'm also thankful for my husband, who is patient with me.

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Have a day full of love and blessings,

Lisa



8 comments:

Karen said...

Our one and only vehicle has been undrivable for over a month now. I can understand having to re-think things you're used to being able to do. We were recently blessed to have some friends loan us one of their cars that they're not using. That has been a tremendous blessing!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!
Karen

Jerralea said...

Yes, there are so many blessings we take for granted until we don't have them. Last month, we were doing some bathroom remodeling and had trouble with the plumbing. We were without water a couple of days and we were so bummed! When we got it going, I remembered to be thankful for everyday things like water, electricity, and yes vehicles!

Debbie said...

So nice to visit you on Thankful Thursday. I know what you mean about automobiles. My hubby and I have cut down to one car and we have to work out who gets to use it when. But it's less gas and insurance so we work it out.

LAURIE said...

What a great thankful list. Sometimes it is the day to day stuff that we totally take for granted ... we for a very long time drove with just one vehicle until God blessed my husband with someone giving him a car. What a blessing that has been! -Happy TT!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your heart blessings.

bp said...

You're right, having vehicles is something I often take for granted. Thanks for visiting today for TT. Have a blessed evening!
Bethany

Liz said...

Morning! Thanks for your kind comments on my Tablescape post! I'm with you on being grateful. I don't think I would do well with out my car either. Sometimes doing with out brings things to our attention and makes us realize what we have to e grateful for.

Have a great week!

~Liz

Rita T. said...

Yeah...to have a patient husband is indeed a great blessing!