Monday, November 9, 2009

More Things I'm Thankful For

7. The internet - Being thankful for the internet may seem like a very strange thing to be thankful for, but chances are, if you're reading this blog, you're probably a blogger too, or slightly addicted to the internet like I am, and you can understand! LOL.

I have met so many wonderful people on the internet in the last ten years. People I've had many great conversations through email and blog posts. Some online friends I've even met in person. My friend Karen is one friend I met online over ten years ago and first met in person in 2001, and have spent several times with her since then, in addition to that, she's actually stayed with us once.

The people and friends you make via the internet is the biggest thing I'm thankful for. But the internet is also a huge source of information. When Rachel was born with her cleft lip and palate, it was the internet that I turned to for information. I found a blog that a Mama was keeping for her daughter's journey and it helped give us an idea as to what was to come, and it inspired me to start a blog of my own, which has since turned into three blogs. LOL.

We've used the internet for 'how to' videos on YouTube, for looking up up new recipes, ideas for the weekly menu, and for keeping in touch with people. When I began my blog for Rachel, it was for family and friends to stay up to date with her progress, her surgeries, etc. But I have a blog for each of the girls now and the family that reads our blogs keep up with the girls, what they are up to, etc. And vice versa, my sister in law has blog and it's fun to keep up with what they do as well. It also makes it feel like you know your nieces and nephews better, especially when you don't see them buy every few years, by keeping up on their blogs!!! :)

8. The Freedom to Go to Church - We are fortunate that in this country, we still have the freedom to go publicly to church. Believe it or not, there are many countries who don't have that freedom. And for now, we still have the freedom to worship as we desire. And I'm so thankful for that.

9. Today marks the first day of our school break and I'm so thankful! The girls will be off for three weeks and will return the weekend after Thanksgiving. I know many people just at our school who weren't looking forward to the break, but I sure was/am!!! We are usually up and out the door every day by 7:35am and it's so nice to still be sitting here this morning, writing this post, still in my jammies, hair not combed, and no make up!!! The girls are already settled into watching a movie and the first day of vacation has officially began!!! I'm thankful for the break of not running to the school three times a day, for no homework!!!! and no packing of lunches!!! Whooo Hooo!

1 comment:

♥Mimi♥ said...

Yes, isn't the internet just one of the best modern marvels? My grandsons use it for homework projects. My oldest son and his wife home school and use the internet as a valuable teaching tool. And, yes, making friends, sharing ideas, finding that great recipe you remembered from childhood - the internet certainly can be one of the best things at your fingertips.

The freedom to go to church is something that all of us take for granted when there are people all over the world who have, and are, losing their lives for the right to worship their Lord. A blessing for us for sure.