Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gratituesday


Good morning everyone and Happy Gratituesday. The day we set aside to thank God for all of our blessings. Last week Rich and I were blessed to drive down to Kentucky to see our son Gabriel and his family. As most of you know, they moved into an Amish like community last year around this time. It has been a challenge for them to get up to speed on the simple things of life done without electricity, or cars or indoor bathrooms.  

They moved into a cabin inside the community when they first got there that was a mere 392 square feet, talk about tiny!  In that time they grew from 3 children to 4. So if you think your home is small try putting 6 people into a itty bitty cabin. Think smaller than Little House on the Prairie cabin!

In the picture above is our newest grand baby, Laurel. She was born very quickly on that cabin floor 6 months ago. I was there for her first 2 weeks of life and then had not seen her since. I don't think she looks like anyone in the family. My first grand baby that is not white haired. She is such a happy baby, smiling any time you make eye contact.

Son has been working diligently to get his family out of the tiny cabin for months. He is turning a large workshop into a home. The land he is buying inside the community is great farmland. There was a garage door that was taken out and a real door put in. They made a loft that has two bedrooms. A lovely staircase going up into the loft. Downstairs they made a kitchen and a narrow place for their table. It also has 2 bedrooms, one has the bathtub in it. There just simply was no other room to put it.

He built a summer kitchen which will be wonderful all seasons since he put a metal roof and screened it in. Of course he built an outhouse first. I have never used a brand new outhouse before, very nice. 

Rich and I slept in the ever evolving house, amid all the sanding dust. We put cots in one of the rooms. The second night we were there I went outside to get our gear and looked out amid the rolling hills. I felt so blessed to be with our son and daughter in love and share hugs and kisses with our grandchildren. I looked up and saw hundreds of stars shining brightly against a pitch black sky and I quietly thanked my Father for this moment in time.

I am truly blessed and for that I am very grateful. What about you? What are you thankful for?Let me know.







Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".


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