UPDATE as of 0100 10/17/08. I got called into work and therefore was not able to finish my post as scheduled - oooops.
I am a bit more on the ball this week and will be posting Thankful Thursday as scheduled. Wow - is all I will say to the whirlwind week I have had. After many emotional up's and down's, loads of activities, and a constant headache that has lingered for most of the week, I am ready for this week to close out and for the next one to begin. Though this has not been one of my better weeks, I know that through it all my God is good. He promises to not give me more than I can handle - a hard concept to remember sometimes when you are smack dab in the thick of things. But like all of God's promises, this is no different. He delivers. And it is during these stressful, chaotic, emotional, trying times that God wants us to turn our focus away from the nonsense and onto Him. So with that being said, here is Thankful Thursday.
1) I am oh so thankful for the lowering gas prices that I have seen during the last week. What a huge relief to be saving money at the pump.
2) I am thankful for the job that I have - even though I am a bit frustrated and angered over certain little things, I am thankful to have a flexible job that allows me to both fulfill my positions as a nurse and a mother.
3) I am thankful for my hardworking husband who has gotten up extra early several times this week to head into work so that I am able to rearrange my work schedule making it possible to spend more time with the kids and eliminate daycare. I am also thankful that he is done this without grumbling or complaining.
4) This last praise I now write in the wee hours of the morning after getting done with work. I am upset, frustrated, and a bit angry. Of course, it is simply the politics of the working world, but I am still very upset. As I am driving home contemplating my feelings and emotions, I realize how truly thankful I am for God's grace and mercy and how at the end of such a really long day - not to mention a very long week - I am able to fall back into the arms of my Heavenly Father.
Definitely an abbreviated list - again, I have so many things to be thankful for. I'm truly just too tired to type anymore. Any praises or prayer requests this week?