Thursday, January 15, 2009

Looking at the Bright Side

Last week I said I had been "sentenced to bedrest." And while sentenced is none too harsh of a word, I thought today I would focus on the bright side. Welcome to Thankful Thursday, bright side style.

I am thankful for bedrest because it gives me time to catch up on making home made birthday thank you cards with Madeline.


I am thankful for bedrest because it allows me to do something that mothers of young children rarely have time to do by themselves (and I'm not talking about going to the bathroom),

nails painted and not one smudge from moving too soon!


I am thankful for bedrest because when my girls do this



I have a wonderful helper to assist in the cleanup (thanks Emily!)



I am thankful for bedrest because it gives me more time for this


hot creme brulee tea and time in God's Word. (Disclaimer: not the normal state of the desk. If my husband saw how uncluttered it was, he would be screaming "fraud!")


And I am thankful for bedrest because I have more time to finish projects such as printing off this encouraging Scripture verse from Lori's blog and actually getting it in a frame.


Blessings,




Today Iris was thankful for fulfilled dreams. What are you thankful for? For more words of inspiration visit her at Grace Alone....

9 comments:

Life by the Handful said...

Great job putting it into perspective. I love the ketchup picture, although if the bottle had not been in there and I didn't know the back story, I may have thought foul play.

Denise said...

Bless your dear heart.

Daniel's Mom said...

That was great! It's good to be able to see the positive through what we see as negative. :) Your girls are so adorable!! Love the card too!

Grammy said...

I am so glad you can see the positive side. And add fun to your day. If you can just laugh it off and enjoy the mess it will open a new world of happiness.

Deborah said...

I love the pictures of the girls. How can we be upset with our children when they look so sweet afterwards? Glad you are finding praises while you are waiting.

girlforgod said...

Praise God in His goodness. May you enjoy this time "off".

Melanie said...

Oh my, Rebecca... it has been way too long since I last visited. There have been alot of changes for you and your family. I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

AmandaHoyt said...

Thank God for thankfulness during life's storms...
...praying for you and the baby, Rebecca...
Hugs,
Amanda

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