Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays: Giving thanks for the ordinary

"This is brachiosaurus' city!"

We went for one of my regular pregnancy checkups yesterday.  Baby has been growing well, and aside from the usual aches, exhaustion and very frequent trips to the bathroom, I'm glad to say the pregnancy has been smooth sailing.  There was the initial worries due to spotting in the first trimester, followed by a period where the placenta seemed to be rather low-lying, but thankfully both issues have sorted themselves out.  Baby J (yes, its going to be another J, for a family of Js... :p) is proving to be alot more active than his brother.  While Junior J used to be content with some squirms and kicks, this fellow sometimes gives me violent drumming sessions (that last for 5-10 minutes) with his hands and feet, usually timed when I'm trying to sleep at night!

When all of us were peering at the ultrasound screen yesterday (Junior J was excited to see Baby J again), we spotted the little one sucking his thumb.  Just seeing that ordinary, comforting little gesture made my heart smile.  So today, I'm just thankful to God for the little ordinary things of life, that are signs that everything is A-Ok:

:: The priviledge to pray and know that He listens.

:: The battered bible that holds encouragement and promise each morning.

:: The everyday messes that show that play has been taking place and stories have been created.

:: Bits of greenery and the surprise of flowers... along with little helping hands that always want to "help mama water the plants":

:: Grocery shopping and grocery lists, that go towards filling hungry tummies.

:: Afternoon naps that give respite from a day's activities.

:: Clothes pegs waiting to be clipped on a new load of clean clothes, before the little one wakes up:

:: Hugs that make hurts and pains go away, and help one to feel "all better now!".

:: Imaginary "grape cream" that can be applied to knocks, and would "take away your pain".

:: A warm cup of Milo just before bedtime to fill a hungry tummy...

So what are the little ordinary things that you are thankful for this week?


  1. I love that you are thankful of the everyday messes...I'll remember to be thankful of that too!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog :)
    Here's praying that you have a safe pregnancy.

  2. I like your orchids! (they are orchids right?)

    I'm thankful for:

    - the smell of rain

    - the rainfall God sends to water plants

    - the wind which sweeps the sky clean after the rain

    - beauty of new life unfurling (the flowers have begun to bloom!)

    - news of one more to the family ^^ (grand total of 4 this year! wow!)

    So much to thank God for =) good to know you are all keeping well!


  3. The smell of my kids after their bath

  4. Today, I'm thankful for the laughter my Bubs has brought into our lives, and for the hug she gave me when I came home from a not-great day :)

  5. Janie: Thanks for dropping by, and for the prayers! :)

    Evergreen: That's a lovely list! I love the smell of rain too... And wow, 4 new additions to the family, it certainly is a blessed year!

  6. Jazzy: That's certainly something to be thankful for! :)

    Corsage: Hope your day is better today? And yes, they do brighten up our low points, don't they? Hugs, and hang in there!

  7. Oh, and Evergreen... yes they are orchids! :)

  8. hahah! And a blessed year since it's your family too =P



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