November 08, 2011

thankfulness abounding

 I awake and the red sunlight filters through the autumn trees, lighting my room with happiness.  My feet hit the floor and carry me to the bathroom, where a Bible verse taped to the window glows with morning sun.  I hear the little girl's noises from the other side of the door and I smile.  These are the times - the times when I want to be thankful.  There's much bigger things to worry about today, but still I can notice the little things.  Still I want to be grateful for the everday.  Overwhelmed with the small and thankful for the big.  So today, I am thankful for...

>>Skype and the ability to talk to my parents
>>Safe arrivals and successful first meetings
>>Leaves and the piles we made at my grandparents
>>Dinner out with family
>>My new Shine necklace
>>Clean bedrooms
>>Ethiopia photos from my mom

>>Dear friends who bring so much comfort
>>Little boy whistling in the grass 
>>Hearing a favorite song
>>Calculators - where would my math grade be without them?
>>A silent room to contemplate and pray
>>Photographs of my siblings in Ethiopia
>>Beautiful bloggy friends and their inspiring posts
>>Touch of finger to shutter
>>An updated and final blog design
>>Braids and little girl bows
>>T-shirts in November

What are you thankful for sweet friends?


  1. love! I'm thankful for sweet bloggy friends and calculators too! ;)

  2. My math grade would be so very low without my calculator. :)

    xoxo, hayley

  3. calculators. oh my wordiness, amen. seriously. great post :))
    -jocee <3

  4. what a sweet list, olivia! i'm so very thankful this day that God didn't give up on us. . . that He continues to pursue us with a great and never-ending love and passion. that we have the chance to be adopted into His royal family. and that He is my all in all. but for God. . .

    love you and yours!

  5. Sweet post :)

    I am thankful for a lot too...

    I love your blog! And you are so very beautiful :)

    xx, Annie Rose

  6. Loved this.
    You use calculators for math? lucky you... I didn't think any homeschoolers used them, (lol!) but I guess I was wrong! :)

  7. I loved this post Olivia! And i love your new blog design :)
    and @Ashlyn I used to never use a calculator but this year i am using one! ;) haha!

  8. Beautiful post and a beautiful photograph! I'm thankful for my parents and for sheet music and for pens and for music.

  9. Lovely post! I am very grateful for my parents and siblings. I am grateful for God's constant provision. I am grateful for health. I am grateful for opportunities. :)

  10. I'm so excited about your siblings in Ethiopia! I think adopting is so amazing and special.
    Someday, if it's the Lord's will, I would love to adopt.

    Can't wait to see pictures of them! :D