Feb 28, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am dedicating my Thankful Thursday to one of my biggest blessings, my daughter Ashley. She has had to go through a lot this past year leaving all her friends behind in Corpus, saying goodbye to her church youth group, she began home schooling when she is the most social outgoing person I know, and for putting up with her younger siblings day in and day out with very little friend time. She has relied a lot of mom for that friendship need. I wish I could have done things differently for this sweet precious child of mine, but I know I followed God for this year. In all honesty, I am glad I was spared a lot of the drama that comes along with junior high, but I know that this transition was very tough on Ashley.

*I'm thankful for your smile that greets me every morning.

*I'm thankful for your hugs.

*I'm thankful for your obedient heart.

*I'm thankful for your willingness to help out when I need you.

*I'm thankful for your sweet spirit, and your love for animals and children.

*I'm thankful for your humor, your creativity, and your artistic talent. You may look like me, but you are just like your daddy. Well, except for the part about loving animals of course.

Since Ashley has been BEGGING for a blog for the last year, I finally let her set up her own yesterday. If you get a chance, go by a say hi to her. She is a much better writer than her mom, and I can't wait to see what silly and fun things she comes up with each day.

*If you would like to join in on Thankful Thursday, please go here and leave your link and a comment.


Susanne said...

Beautiful tribute to your daughter, Susie!! I am so glad I stopped by. And I love what you said in your About Me: "I am not a perfect person, but I happen to serve a perfect God". AWESOME!!
Have a great day!

Ashley said...

awww, mom. thanks! you are so sweet. i love you

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely tribute to your lovely daughter!!!!

Gina R said...

Your daughter sounds like a jewel. Great TT post.

Denise said...

Such a lovely tribute to your dear daughter, bless you both.

Kelly said...

She seems like such a special young lady!

Twisting his arm said...

I love your daughter's blog! She seems so smart and ADORABLE!!!!

eph2810 said...

I think it it so cool to dedicate this thankful post to your sweet daughter. I know it might be hard on her right now, but I know that she will be blessed being home-schooled at this age. Jr. High can be really hard on a child.

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

Blessings to you and your precious family.