Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thankful Thursday





I am thankful for the women God has put into my life:

My mother in law let us move in with her for two weeks when we could not stay in our new house. She let us use the living room as our closet. She cooked a huge dinner each night, insisted on cleaning the kitchen by herself, washed all our clothes while I was at work each day and NEVER complained.

My cousin agreed to keep my cat, Sweetie, for one week while we moved. One month later, she is still keeping her, loving her, treating her very well, and has bonded with her so much that she re-named her Priscilla. She has even agreed to continue to keep Priscilla for a little while longer until our house is ready. This is just the latest in a very long list of loving and kind things that she has done for me.

My best friend since 5th grade is truly happy for every blessing that comes my way and is interested in all of the smallest details of my life. No matter what happens to either of us, we cant wait to call the other one and inform them-just like we did in Jr. high. I cant count the mornings we drive to work while talking on the phone- only to call each other again on the drive home. I did not realize how rare it is to have such a good friend, until her teenage daughter whined that she wished she had a best friend like we have.

My Weight Watcher leader that I take for granted. She is always friendly, always encouraging and always seems very happy to see me. She even remembered me when I came back after one year of being away, and was cheering the loudest after introducing me to the group.

9 comments:

eph2810 said...

How great that you are able to stay with your mother-in-law.

Have a great friend like you is very rare - and for such a long time :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Lynn said...

Bobbie,

It is indeed a rich blessing to have a friendship such as yours. A real and good friend is priceless. Great post. I enjoyed visiting your place. Have a great weekend. Love and hugs, Lynn

Cheryl said...

Such a great TT list. It is so nice to really feel thankful. Thank you for sharing yours. God Bless!

Denise said...

Wonderful thankful list, bless you.

Mary said...

Wow...so amazing. I love how God puts incredible women in our lives even if we don't recognize it at first. Sometimes I need a bonk on the head to see what a precious gift that God has given me through the women in my life. Blessings on your day.

Anonymous said...

Oh i wish i have a mother-in-law but she already died. I am hoping that you have a nice week. Take care.

Daddys Chicks said...

I have a wonderful MIL too. Have a blessed day!

Melanie said...

What an awesome family you have.

You are truly blessed to have the friendship you do. I only wish I had a friend like that.

Livin' With Me

BP said...

That is very special for you to have such a wonderful best friend. Happy TT to you!