Thursday, November 24, 2011
During dinner today, I asked everyone what they were thankful for. The responses were so much fun!
Jonathan: Jesus, because he's the most important. Our cat, chicken, and flowers.
Thomas: . . . *crickets* . . .
Josiah: I'm thank-you for Christmas!
Gabe: Five Iron Frenzy!
I'm thankful for my family of boys who make me laugh so often. :)
"...It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United Stated States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth."
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Drowsing in the morning while the children play together (honest, I think they play better when I'm not around!) Getting everyone dressed and doing chores without any rush. Morning playtime outside. Art and math at the kitchen table. Naptime without time constraints.
It is all perspective, isn't it?
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Thus is proven the wisdom of beginning quiet time with the Bible and a cup of tea. At least I got that! :)