Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I want to have a Thankful Thursday post even though I don't know how to link to the blogworld. I have looked into it, but it doesn't translate into my brain...

I am thankful for my husband, that he gets up in the wee hours of the morning and drives an hour and a half to work everyday. That he is gifted with the ability to lead and oversee construction projects. I am thankful that God's favor rests on him and he is appreciated. I am also very grateful that he keeps the house and farm up. He cuts and keeps wood in the house so we can be warm. (especially the next few days dipping below zero!!) He maintains my vehicle. He clears our driveway of snow, he has done extensive work on the house and the building of the gift shop enabling me to work at home. Wow, I am blessed! Even though he oversees many men every day and has many issues to deal with, he listens to my mouth overflow about anything I have been dealing with over the course of the day. What a guy!

He also is a great dad. He has taken time to work with Ethan so he knows mechanics. He is guiding him in the rebuilding of a truck. He and Ethan have restored a fishing boat. They have rebuilt old snowmobiles and ATVs. Teaching him and giving him a valuable work ethic and skills. He has given opportunities for Ethan to learn hunting and fishing even though he didn't do those things with his own father.

With Kayla, he has always understood her better than I have because their personalities are more similar. When she was just a few weeks old, he held me down in bed while she cried knowing that she was using her tears to get me to cater to her. From that night on, she slept through the'd he know?? I have been very grateful for his understanding all through her growing up years:)

What a blessing a partner in parenting is...and all other areas of family life. Yes! - On this Thursday, I am thankful for my husband.


Denise said...

Such a sweet list, bless you.

Angie said...

Kathy...what an awesome post! I love love love the theme picture---I don't get I really love it when I see a great picture like that! We are all a work in progress---(I read the side note) and I needed that reminder in thinking of my children...Your blessings are such a great encouragement to me to look around myself at the things I too often forget to be thankful for!
Thanks for sharing and reminding me.

Angie said...

P.S.---if it is okay with you...I would love to add you to my side bar. Let me know. Thanks so much!

sarah said...

great post! God knew who we would need when we married them! Love the house!