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Friday, August 7, 2009

Thankful

"I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby." ~Nancie J. Carmody



I came across this quote this morning, and thought this is so true! How often do I complain about the fact that the laundry is never ending? Or every time I think I have ALL the dishes done, someone is hungry? The grass seems to grow right before your very eyes, but yes, I do have a home, and I'm so very thankful for it. But I'm really thankful that I'm not usually the one who has to mow it. It takes a long time to mow and weed eat 2 1/2 acres. I'm going to try to remember this quote next time I want to moan about the fact that there seems to be so much to do. My loved ones are nearby and I wouldn't have it any other way.

3 comments:

HOPE said...

EXCELLENT post Carrie!

so very true and thought provoking!

as an empty-nester...I MISS those piles of children's laundry...the exclaims of "Oooh, you baked cookies today! yummy"... and the hugs of warmth that say I love you...EVERY DAY!

it's true also..

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

and with your heart manifest here..God will surely bless your desires and contentment!

Hugs..

HOPE said...

Oh and TIME for a new family PORTRAIT!

Diary of an army wife said...

I love that quote! Very good reminder! I'm so enjoying just being a stay-at-home mom again and doing the things I love best, taking care of my home and family! What a blessing to have a home and family to take care! Great post girlfriend! XO