Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Well, this may take a little getting used to. Blogging on a different schedule, that is. Being over here in the Middle East means I'm at least 7 hours ahead of anyone else in the States. How on earth do you Aussies, not to mention the rest of you all around the world, do it? I guess it will become second nature over time. I'm so used to posting late at night for the next day but if I did that now, I'd be really WAY too early.

I have a lot to be grateful for today. First and foremost, I'm so thankful to be with my husband again. After being apart for three months while in transition for our move to Doha, it's so good to be together. Having your best friend and life partner, fellow parent and soul mate, there's nothing like it.

I'm grateful that my children seem to be adapting well. After a bumpy start the first night when Emily cried for two hours hysterically about how much she hated it here (after 1 hour of being here. at 11:00 at night when you couldn't tell ANYTHING about the town. Drama Queen.), they have settled down and begun to enjoy their new home and exploring their new town.

I'm grateful for our beautiful new home. And for the fact that, while it's a new home, we have all of our belongings from our old home. It's definitely helping to make us feel more at ease quickly.

I'm also grateful for my neighbor who came by to introduce herself. She is from Jordan, like my husband, and was so sweet and offered to help with anything I needed.

I'm grateful that I know that God is with me WHEREVER I go. There is no place where he is not. Although this is a totally different environment, it's still of his making and under his control and sovereignty. I have utter faith that as long as we are obedient to his word and his will, that we will be blessed and protected.

For more Thankful Thursday posts, be sure to visit Iris at Sting My Heart. Seeing the many blessings we all have is a wonderful way to spend some time.


Cheryl said...

I don't think it matters if you post to early, I posted really early yesterday myself. Glad to hear that you are getting settled in and that you have a good neighbor. You have such strong faith! Loved reading your post. Hope you have a wonderful day! God Bless~

Amy said...

Post when you want girl. It doesn't matter. I'm so glad to hear about your big house. I will pray that you make friends quickly. Any word on if they are going to school?

stacey said...

so glad you made it!

it will be exciting to hear of all your new adventures there.

i will pray for all the adjustments that you will be making!

Denise said...

Such a sweet thankful post, bless you.

IRENE said...

What you wrote about God being with you WHEREVER you go, is so true. There are so many beautiful places on this planet where He has made us settle,we must feel grateful for all the beauty and the blessings He has bestowed upon us.
I loved reading your post. Enjoy the weekend with your beautiful family.

April in CT said...

I found your blog a few days before your big move and then proceeded to go back and read past entries to get caught up. I've really enjoyed reading about it! My husband is in the military so we move every 4 years and just doing it within the states is stressful so I can't imagine what you've gone through. You're strong and I admire you for taking such a huge leap of faith. Life is short and you're making the most of it with such a unique opportunity. Thank you for blogging about it and I look forward to reading more. :)

southmsmomof4 said...

You are absolutely right...God is with us wherever we matter what time it is:) I enjoyed reading your Thankful Thursday. May you be blessed.


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