Here's one from Marybeth that everyone can play!
Welcome to the Friday Five!
This one is going to be veeeery simple: List at least five things (people, places, graces, miracles...) for which you are thankful. You may elaborate as you wish, or keep it simple.
Hat tip to Princess Mindy for the idea. Oh...and if you know The Veggie Tales' hit "Thankfulness Song," please hum it as you post.
1. I'm thankful for family: husband, Scout the wonder dog, wonderful stepsons and my parents. I'm thankful for the little trips husband and I take together, while praying that the pain he is experiencing in his shoulder will be healed. I'm thankful for Scout, even though she drives us nuts and makes us worry sometimes (she ran away two nights ago, careening through our dark neighborhood for about 20 minutes at 9 o'clock.) I'm thankful for Stepsons, who are both wonderful and so supportive of their dad, and so smart and talented, too. And I'm thankful for my parents, who are still doing well enough to travel to Arizona every year, despite my dad's Parkinsons. Oh yes, and I'm thankful for my neices and nephew, and especially, my ONE neice who will turn 16 next week! (just in case she is reading this).
2. I'm thankful for Emma, Kari Kirsten, Christopher, Lauren, Gavin, Cooper and Peyton: all babies I have baptized since the end of May. Every baby tells a story of blessing.
3. I'm thankful for my two 7th grade confirmation girls.
4. I'm thankful for RevGalBlogPals and of course RevGalDogPals (though I don't have a link for this one). I'm thankful for the many connections I have made and people who have encouraged me. I'm thankful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of the webring, and that Songbird (at least I think it was Songbird) asked me to lead a discussion of Mary Oliver's book Thirst in November. Oh, and I'm thankful for all the people I have "met" since becoming a blogger.
5. I'm thankful for friends. I'm thankful for friends who encourage me in writing and in ministry, for friend who see me as a person (and not just as a pastor), for friends who challenge me to be more courageous and to take risks when I want to play it safe. Right now I am thankful for New York friends who are encouraging us to come and visit, and are helping us find places to see and stay -- if we go.
P.S. I'm also thankful for the people who suggested things I could do so that I could post pictures that previously appeared as a black or silver screen. Yay! Thanks David and Marsha.