Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This week's Thankful Thursday post is a group effort. I'm going to share a list from our Thanksgiving Tree, along with a little background.
When Anne and Betsy were younger, I did a Thanksgiving Tree every November. We drew and colored the tree on poster board, cut it out, and made leaves from construction paper. Then, each night at dinner, we all named something for which we were thankful. By Thanksgiving Day, we had made a beautiful autumn tree, adorned with our many blessings.
Somewhere along the sleep-deprived way (when Ramona was a baby ... then when she was one, then two, then three ... people don't always believe me, but it's true that this child literally did not sleep through the night for years) I stopped doing it. But, this year, I'm getting more sleep and the tradition has been revived.
Today, the girls and I put our tree together and started naming our blessings. Here are ten of them, from the things we came up with, in no particular order (other than putting Jesus first, naturally):
3. Having a brain
4. Having air in my body so I can breathe
6. My sisters
9. Church and praying
Here's a full picture of the Thanksgiving Tree:
And, for more Thankful Thursday posts, be sure to visit Diane at The Journey of a Mother's Heart.
And, cheater that I am, I'm going to add #11, as I did last week: I'm thankful for Diane, for taking on Thankful Thursday this week, and for the many blog readers who come to visit here and are so kind to me. You are all an enormous blessing in my life.