Thursday, November 23, 2017

Faith's Thankful List 2017

For the past couple of years, I have posted Faith's thankful list on Thanksgiving.

Before I get to her list, I just want to say how very thankful I am to have a daughter who not only loves to encourage others, but that she really is grateful for the things she has and the people in her life.

The first year we did her thankful list was in 2013 and some of the thing son her list included Wheel of Fortune, her bed, and mommy and daddy. In 2014, she said she was thankful for her grandma, seeing her grandparents in Canada, her clothes, and her apartment. Some of the things that made her thankful list in 2015 included her whole family and worship music. Last year her list contained her TV shows, her family, and books and stories.

Here is Faith's  2017 Thankful List: 

Her Grandma and Grandpa: We are so thankful to live so close to my parents. Faith loves visiting their place and getting together with her aunts, and cousins. We were thankful to get to see some of them today on Thanksgiving and are looking forward to next month when we'll get to see more of them!

Faith and Grandpa and Grandma on her birthday
Her Grandmother and Grandfather: I'm sad we don't get to see her Canadian grandparents very often but I do treasure the times we have gotten to spend with them. Faith loves them dearly and it's always a treat to hear from them or get something from them in the mail!

Phoning her Auntie Joh: We get to talk to Rob's sister, Johanna at least once a week and it is a big highlight for her. She loves haring about Joh's adventures like her trip to England, her concerts for the choirs she's involved in and all about her greyhound, Rosie and cat, Ruby.

Faith with me and her grandparents and Auntie Joh in 2014
Going outside in nice weather: We were blessed with a warm October, and although most of November has been cold and we had snow earlier in the month, there have still been some nice days to get out and enjoy the fall weather. Today it reached 67 degrees!

All of her cousins: Faith has seven cousins and she enjoys seeing them when she's able. This past summer she was able to spend some time with her Nebraska cousins. She also loves seeing her big cousins when they're at Grandma and Grandpa's. She even has 2 baby second cousins with 2 more on the way!

Faith and Grandma with her two baby cousins Marla and GracieLynn
Her blended food and feeding pump: I've been blending Faith's food for over a year now and I'm glad this is one thing she is thankful for! She used to hate the loud sound of the blender and would want to be in her room with the door closed while I blended. Lately, she is wanting to help me blend her food so she wants to be in the kitchen with me.

Her mom and dad: I'm glad to know she is thankful for her mom and dad. We have certainly had some challenges this year with raising our teenager but at the end of the day she knows she is loved and I'm know the feeling is mutual!

Us on Thanksgiving Day 2017
Inspire Collective: This is a faith-based homeschooling group that meets once a week where kids are grouped together according to their age and have science, music, and history class. Even though it starts at 9:00 a.m., Faith is always excited to get up and go to Inspire. She loves her three teachers and thoroughly enjoys hanging out with the other kids.

Making new friends: Because of Inspire, Faith has had some new friends that are around her age. She especially loves the seven girls in her class and I'm so glad they treat her with so much kindness. Faith has also made some new friends in our building - they are elderly ladies who Faith and I take the time to visit whenever we see them in the lobby. Faith is very sweet with them and tries to encourage them whenever she can.

Faith in music class at Inspire
I am thankful today and every day for the many blessings the Lord has provided. 
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did too!