Connecting the Dots of Thankfulness

new roofline

I’ve noticed a lot of posts about thankfulness this month. Apropos with Thanksgiving less than two weeks away.

Today I’m thankful for June. For a house that sold after two excruciating years on a dismal market.

That saga nearly killed us. I’m thankful that by Grace it didn’t. May we remember the hard lessons learned.

I’m thankful for June when we left town on a road trip across these beautiful United States.

For our precious realtor and friend who handled the unexpected sale of our house and quickly secured another place for us to rent. I’m thankful for the blessing of a wise advisor.

running the yard in Kansas

June was only the beginning. It was then we first learned my husband’s employer was being acquired. I’m thankful for his job with the new company.

A new job in a new city. Where just last week, another savvy realtor helped us find another house in a mere 48 hours. One that wasn’t even on the market yet.

I’m thankful for Papa Bear who graciously gave up acreage to preserve unity with Momma Bear. May Papa Bear find joy in the negotiated concession of a healthy landscape budget.

May he go forth shopping trees, shrubs, and all good things that grow in the ground.

May our backyard be filled with the Cub’s small practice field and a slice of botanical garden, both sweeter than honeysuckle vine.

Wichita open floor plan

I’m thankful for nearly move-in ready.

Besides the minor detail of totally uprooting our lives, all that’s left is picking paint colors. A job I’m thankful to add to my to-dos.

Only been in the house three times. Less than an hour cumulatively. By Faith I traverse the waters of Sherwin-Williams.

We move in five weeks. Not a schedule for the faint of heart. Who knows what will happen tomorrow?

Not to worry. I’m thankful God’s strength is perfect. As is His timing.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful… Hebrews 12:28 NIV

God is still God and He holds it together. 

What are  you thankful for today?
I’d be so thankful if you would share.

July 4, 2011, Cabool, MO

Happy Veterans Day!

Today I’m also thankful for the brave men and women who’ve served in the United States military. Thank you Dad, Uncle Jon, Uncle Bill, Michael B., Joe G., Jeremy N., Cordel H., Eric B., Jeff W., Uncle O., John M., Jeff S., and the many more too numerous to name here. Freedom is not free.

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25 Responses to Connecting the Dots of Thankfulness

  1. Joy

    I am just thankful. Period. Because there are too many things in life to be thankful for, thanks be to God.

  2. Hooray for you! can’t wait to see pics of the new place :)

    Today I’m thankful that I get the privilege of staying home with my kids. Because I’m available, it also means that I’m going to get to see not one but THREE of my nieces and nephews today, all of whom needed a babysitter for a few hours here and there. My house will be loud and messy and it’s all good…that’s what it’s here for.

  3. Krista

    I really like Joy’s post — isn’t it amazing, “old” friend, how what we are thankful for changes in half a lifetime? Wonder what we’ll be thankful for in another 20 years? Sweet daughters-in-law, stable employment for our boys, having them live outside of our home?? I am so thankful for good health for me and my family, employment, a house that is crowded but lived-in…all things that God provides.

    • I like Joy’s post too and the EKR quote: “Beautiful people do not just happen.”
      And I love your perspective, Krista. I’m so focused on the moment, I hadn’t even considered what I may be thankful for in the years to come. Yes, all things that God provides!

  4. You rock Aimee!! Always have and always will in my book. More pic of the new “bear cave” please. LMBO!!

  5. I’m thankful for the pitter patter of little feet coming down the hall after all 3 kids slept until a record 6:40am. And I’m thankful we all get to spend this holiday playing together–no school. That’s just the beginning of course…

    Congrats on your beautiful new home!

  6. Topeadeleke

    Am thankful for all what god as done in my life from the begininy of this year he give me the grace to be alife and i think god for being there for me and my family.

  7. Thanks for the mention. You’re welcome and thank you! Thanks for the blogging help!

  8. Kelly Ball

    Thank you Aimee! I’m very Thankful to work for you and Jeff in helping you find the right new home and start your journey in Wichita.
    I know you will be very happy here!

  9. I am thankful that my family is still in tact. It has been a rough 16 months but it feel like it is getting better. I just have to keep the faith and practice forgiveness.

  10. AHH! What a gorgeous house! I was just thinking in the shower this morning (my thinking place) that the old adage “the devil is in the details” is such a lie. JESUS is in the details! This big picture lady sure is grateful for all the ways He has carried us through our many transitions. May you guys find peace like a river, love like an ocean, and joy like a fountain in Kansas! EXCITED FOR YOU!

  11. Very nice post Aimee. God Bless :-)