Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday


I have a lot to be thankful for this week. Here's a quick list:

  • I'm thankful that today is Qatar's National Day. It's given us something to look forward to all week. Supposedly the fireworks display is going to rival that of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics!
  • I'm thankful that Hubby is on vacation for 9 days, starting today. We are looking forward to having some fun together as a family, doing all the touristy things that we haven't gotten to do yet since moving here.
  • I'm thankful for Skype! It's very helpful to have a free way to stay in touch with my family at this time of year since we are so far away. It makes it much easier!
  • I'm thankful for all the Christmas trees I've been seeing in the stores!! I hadn't expected to see any and I'm seeing them at almost every store I frequent!!
  • I'm thankful for Christmas itself - the very thought that God chose to leave the glories of heaven and come to earth as a poor helpless infant, all so that we, a sinful people, could enjoy relationship with Him. It's truly humbling and amazing. All the presents and special treats and gift wrapping and shopping - it's all just the sideshow. The real meaning of Christmas was in a small, dank manger and then on a rocky hillside dotted with crosses. Thank you, Lord.

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11 comments:

Denise said...

Be blessed sweetie.

IRENE said...

What a joyful post! Your enthusiasm is contageous. I have a smile on my face as I type! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Melissa said...

Enjoy your time together during Christmas! We are truly blessed in so many ways.

Devita said...

It is good to be thankful for every single things we have. happy thankful Thursday!

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

awwww...what nice things to be thankful for!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome family time! Nine days...oh what a treasure!! May your Christmas be blessed with amazing memories to pull out when you are back with all of your family & friends!! Blessings.

Debbie said...

It sounds like you do have much to be thankful for. I love that you sound so much better too! Remember that there will be those days but praise God that He is always with us. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Laurie Ann said...

Great post! Happy Thankful Thursday and Merry Christmas!

Mrs. E. said...

Thanks for this post. This is the first time I've stopped here. I read your "Bad Bad Day". I could have written the same words! Your transparency is admirable.
Heather

Marsha said...

I'm very surprised about the Christmas trees!

We use Google Talk to talk to our daughter and her family in Kenya. You're right, it really helps to have a free way to stay in touch.

Have a blessed week. Enjoy your time together during hubby's time off.

Jess said...

NINE DAYS WITH YOUR MAN!! WEEEE!!

i hope that your have an excellent time together...catching up on the crazy business of this last year...and the recent trip to FL.

love,
j

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