Thankful Thursday-What are you thankful for this week?

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I am thankful everyday.

There are so many things to be thankful for that it is sometimes hard just to isolate a few, but I am going to try to attempt it.

  1. I am very thankful for the law enforcement in our country. They put their lives on the line every day in an attempt to keep us safe.

Last night we had several law enforcement officers by our house looking for someone they had been chasing.

It is always a little disconcerting when they person they are looking for is somewhere around your home.

After they had apprehended this person, while still in the road a car came up over a small knoll too fast and ended  up on its side in the ditch while trying to miss hitting the multiple patrol cars and officers in the road.

I live on a country road; it is always surprises me when we have this type of occurrence on our road. I expect this kind of happening in larger populated areas.

I am very thankful to the officers that were on duty and their diligence in making sure my neighbors and my family were safe, no matter how long it took.

Community helpers are the best.

2.  I am also thankful this week (and always) for those people who give so much of their time and talent for the youth in our community.

We have a lot of people who run after school programs, baton groups, 4-H groups, and weight lifting coaches who put in hours of work to help the youth of our community.

Dylan and Shyla are both involved in after school programs which not only offer help with homework, but have many special activities in which the kids can become involved in, such as learning Spanish and Sign Language, chess clubs, music lessons, and more.

Dylan goes from this to weight lifting 3 nights a week. Shyla and her cousin, Zoey, is involved with baton. The instructor is fantastic and gives a lot of herself for this marvelous group. We have been involved in local parades, and performed at a large amusement park on a yearly basis, and have even performed at Disney World.

Several of my grandchildren are involved in 4-H.

I am so thankful for these people.

3. Thirdly, we are finally beginning to feel warmer temperatures. It has been a long, cold winter.

Today the sun is out, the wind is breezy, and the temperature is warm.

4. With the warmer temperatures comes the birds that flock to the feeders in my backyard.

So far I have seen little yellow and black finches, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Robins. We have even noticed a couple of young woodpeckers.

And of course we always have Robins.

I like to just sit my the window and watch the birds flock to the feeders and fly around the yard. Their singing makes the warm sunny days even more pleasant and happy.

What are you thankful for?

My life verse.



Author: perilin

Hello, My name is Linda; I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. Currently, my full time day job is an Intervention Specialist. That is the official title for a special education teacher. My teaching assignments for the past couple of years have been Social Studies, Language Arts, and Art & Music. After the school day has ended I again become a wife and mother. My husband and I have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy. They have blessed us with 12 beautiful grandchildren with number 13 coming any day . We also have 3 great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter coming in June. As you can tell, we love large families. I enjoy sewing, crafting, and photography. You can see my work on my facebook page, Perilin Creations & Photography. Just recently I have started a Twitter and Instagram account. They are not fully being utilized yet but I hope to remedy that in the immediate future. As this blog progresses, I plan on infusing it with inspiration and spiritual encouragement. Just today I ordered the book, Femine Appeal: Seven Virtures of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney. It was one of the books listed under 12 Books to Read This Year by Young Homemaker.

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