Monday Moments of Gratitude #7

Linking up with Simply Shaunacey for another Monday Moments of Gratitude, a place where we are intentionally grateful for the little things in life.

Monday Moments of Gratitude

  1. The cross. The priceless gift my savior gave me is renewed and refreshed again at Easter.  I am so grateful that he pursued me while I was a university student.
  2. My dad. I mentioned it over at the Blended Blog, but it bears repeating here. My dad is the hardest working man I know. At 77, he will out-work me, my husband, and even my brother who is  younger than me. He does so much for me and my brother. I really don’t know how he does it. When I work a full day in the garden, I am sore for days afterwards. 
  3. My sister-in-law. Michael’s sister has truly been a sister to me. We have lived in the same town for the past 16 years. She has hosted a fair amount of holidays at her house and now they are moving to Miami! She hosted Easter at her house for one last hurrah. Boy will we miss having them nearby!  
  4. My legs. On Saturday Michael and I ran the Tomoka half marathon. Back in January I had pulled my hamstring while training for it. I took two weeks off then pulled it again. I took six weeks off then, only walking. I was fully expecting to walk the whole thing but I started running at the very beginning and felt fine. I used the Galloway method of run/walk and was able to complete it in 2:29:15.  Michael and I really enjoyed this race and the after-party was great! We agreed that we would do this one again! Lisa, however, was sick during the race. She did NOT enjoy it! She’ll have to have a do-over. 
  5. Egg hunts. When the kids were younger we always did an Easter Egg hunt at grandma’s house with all the cousins. While we were putting together the kids’ baskets yesterday morning, we decided to hide eggs around the house. When the kids got up, they ate breakfast, rifled through their baskets and got ready for church. When we got back from church, we called all three into the kitchen, told them that there were 22 eggs + 3 large ones hidden in the dining, living and family rooms. AND GO! They immediately got into the game.    

Now, hop on over to the Blended Blog where today I am sharing about my garden boxes as part of our backyard makeover.

What are YOU grateful for today? Stop and think for just a moment what ONE thing, no matter how small, that you are thankful for, then leave it in the comments. I’d love to share that with you!

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About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

9 thoughts on “Monday Moments of Gratitude #7

  1. egg hunts are the best!!
    that’s amazing that you did a half marathon, my goodness I can’t ever imagine running (even if I walked, which I’d have to) that long! Awesome
    thanks so much for linking up, I hope it’s helping you start your week off on a happy note 🙂

    Simply Shaunacey

  2. Congratulations on your 1/2 marathon – that is a huge accomplishment! I love that you had an egg hunt for your older kids too!

  3. I am ever thankful for Easter – and the glorious reason we celebrate! Congrats on a 1/2 marathon. (I have to mention – unrelated to this post – I saw a little library in my town the other day – and thought of your post.)

    Lisa
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  4. Congrats on your half marathon! That is a fantastic time! Heck you did a gallop thing and still almost beat my time of me actually trying. You are awesome! And my parents used to hide the eggs in the house too, and then we would find some that my mom forgot where she hid and it was like Christmas when you found an egg full of candy 🙂

  5. Your Easter outfit is divine. Love and appreciate your love and respect of your father. They just don’t make ’em like they used to – no one works as hard as his generation does. I guess he is quite a bit younger than my parents but America’s general work ethic has suffered (in my opinion) since their generation “retired”. Goodness, I am proud of you to do the halfie after your hamstring pull. Amazing and inspirational. Heading to the treadmill now.

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