Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Well, there are big doings around here this week! I got the call this morning that our children have been accepted at The American School of Doha and can begin at the start of the second semester in a week and a half!! So I have much to be thankful for.

  • I'm so very relieved and thankful that they obviously passed the entrance exams. Unfortunately, the school didn't really give me any results to look at, but the very fact that they were accepted validates all that I've done with them.
  • I'm thankful for bloggy friends who reminded me that there is so much more to raising children than academic teaching. I know that, I really do. But sometimes I just lose sight of that when I'm faced with someone who is strictly looking at their academic work.
  • I'm thankful that I know that somehow God is going to provide the necessary finances to make it happen. It came out to be more than Hubby had been expecting (I think he assumed some of the annual fees would be halved, since they are enrolling at the half-way point of the year), so we are scrambling to make it work.
  • I'm thankful to have the assurance that I do that this is the right thing for my children right now. I'm a mom who planned on homeschooling all the way through high school, so this has been a big adjustment for me. A BIG adjustment. But God has given me peace (well, most of the time I'm at peace with the decision!!! LOL!!) with this step and I know that He will a) provide the finances, b) protect my children, c) bless my children and d) enrich my children's lives.
  • I'm thankful that this school is WAY better than anything we would have ever had access to in the US. The facilities are amazing, the course offerings are great, the extracurricular activities are phenomenal. I think that they are going to be very happy there.

In other news, here are some more things to be thankful for:

  • My mom underwent an angiogram this past week and came through it with flying colors. She had a heart attack several years ago and has stents in her heart, so we are grateful everything is A-OK.
  • I started a study of the book of Esther (thank you, Beth Moore!) yesterday. I'm facilitiating a small group and they are all such nice women. I look forward to getting to know them as we study this fascinating woman.
  • I'm thankful that I saw a promo this morning on our satellite network that they will "soon" be airing the 5th season of...LOST!!!! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!!
  • I am feeling more and more at home here. That in, an of itself, is huge.

For more Thankful Thursday posts, be sure to visit Lori's Reflections, who is hosting Thankful Thursday for the next couple of weeks.


Tracye said...


Lori said...

So happy to hear your kids were accepted and that your Mom did well. Much to be thankful for indeed! Have a great day.

Denise said...

Praise God, such great news.

Debbie said...

I'm glad to read that your mom's cath went well and she's OK. One less worry, right? That's great news about your children and school and that you're in a position now to be able to do this. God is good. I'm hearing lots of good things about the Beth Moore study. Keep us posted, if you would.

beverlybygrace said...

Praise God that your kids were accepted & that your Mom did well. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

Laurie Ann said...

Great list of blessings! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Happy Thankful Thursday!

stacey said...

yea!! that means you and them have been doing a great job at home!! kuddos!

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I came over from Thankful Thursdays. I like what you're doing here. I'm going to subscribe so I can come back for a visit from time to time. May God bless your efforts to raise a godly family.

Nancy M. said...

I'm so happy your kids were accepted. I knew they would be!

Jerralea said...

Great list of blessings! Happy Thursday!

Serendipity said...

Wonderful news about your kids and your mom! God bless!


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