Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Week of Thanksgiving: People in my Children's Lives

Continuing the theme of thankfulness, today's post is focused on the people in my children's lives.

For doctors who really listen and hear what I don't say sometimes,

For Sunday school teachers and children's pastors who really want my children to know Christ,

For neighbors who give them extra special candy during trick-or-treating,

For other parents whose eyes are big enough to watch out for my children,

For other parents whose hearts are big enough to cheer on my children even when their own children might not have done as well that day,

For volunteer coaches who don't have to be there at all, but are,

For cousins, including a busy senior girl, who took time to be a Flat Stanley writing partner,

For teachers who want to make school and life just a little happier,

For teachers who are unwilling to let my children settle for less,

For all the people who pray for my children by name on a regular basis,

For these, just a few of the Lord's gifts to me, I am most thankful .


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

What a nice post. It's true, there are many people who enrich our lives! Happy Thanksgiving!

Visiting from SITS.

T said...

We have many of those same people in my girls corner....and I love them for it.

Thanks for reminding me to be grateful for them.

Decadent Housewife said...


MsTypo said...

We really do all have so much to be thankful. Thank you for this post. :)

Lucy and Ethel said...

I'm thankful you're taking the time to make these terrific lists :)


Menopausal New Mom said...

What a beautiful post. It seems we don't stop and take stock of what to be thankful for enough, it's nice to slow down and do that once in a while. Thanks for sharing!

claudia said...

Your family is truely blessed. There is a lot to be thankful for!
Thank you for visiting Suzanne. She really needs the job and some of her competitors are cheating to get the position! Hopefully the judges at SAM-e see through it!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Awesome post.

Thanks for sharing it.

Hallie :)

Mental P Mama said...

Absolutely wonderful. Blessings abound.

Nancy C said...

I am so very grateful for the family by choice that supports my family each day. Thank you for this reminder.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love it...just wonderful.
It is hard to raise kids...but it is easier when you have other parents/adults/volunteers who care about them just as much as you do.
Great post!

Betty W said...

Lots to be thankful for! You are blessed with many good people.

Lawyer Mom said...

What an outstanding list.

Reddirt Woman said...

When we stop and listen to ourselves we do find many, many blessings. You're week of thankfulness is a great idea. Thank you for sharing.


betty said...

beautiful tribute to these special people in your life! I loved how you included those who pray for your children by name :)


LadyFi said...

As the proverb goes, 'It takes a whole village to raise a child.'

How wonderful that you have a lot of people to help you with that!