Thursday, June 16, 2011

A post of thankfulness

It was just another ordinary night. We came home from VBS, I fed my kids a snack, we got into our jammies and snuggled on the couch while watching a little bit of TV before bed. The ticker on the TV said that a storm was coming, just like it has every week for the last few months. We were just shutting down our computers as the thunder started to get louder when there was a huge crash and suddenly a piece of our roof was on the floor and one of the trees from behind our house was poking through. The kids freaked out, we texted a friend and they said "come on over." so we took the kids and camped out and waited for the storm to pass.

Today has been a crazy day, we met the contractors and the tree extractors and have had several conversations with our landlord today. The hubs and I have played phone tag with the question "so what's next?" all day long. But I wanted to take a moment here to express my thankfulness... so here goes.

I am thankful that we spent the night camped out at our friends house and not at the hospital, or nervously wondering if the rest of our roof was going to cave in.

I am thankful for wonderful friends who have graciously opened their house to us and given my kids a happy stress-free day.

I am thankful that none of our stuff appears to be damaged.

I am thankful that the power didn't go out long enough to spoil the food in the fridge.

I am thankful that our landlord has been so kind and worked quickly to get repairs started.

I am thankful that this happened before our baby was born and not shortly after.

I am thankful that most of the baby stuff is still packed up so I won't have to re-pack it.

I am thankful that the people my husband works for have been so helpful and undrstanding so far.

I am thankful that so farI have had a lot of peace in this overwhelming set of circumstances.

I am thankful that I have an iPad now so I can blog from the Library.

So, I may be a bit scarce for the next week or two...but I'll be back soon.

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