Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thankfulness Thursdays

Lisa at a Joyful Chaos is hosting a "Thankfulness Carnival" every Thursday during the month of November. I like it.

10 things I'm thankful for.

1. The Catholic Faith.

2. Being alive. I'm a 5th child born in the early 70s. Thanks Mom.

3. The man of my dreams, who, most fortunately, asked me to marry him about 15 years ago. It's so neat to have married someone similar in faith, education and interest in learning and knowing (not to mention willing to put up with me!). Life is never short on laughter, conversation, music and learning.

4. Family and family and more family. Six kids, six siblings, countless in-laws, 36 nieces and nephews, etc. etc. Never a dull moment.

5. Our homeschool co-op, which has really turned into a small faith and learning community for us. Latin classes, science experiments at the river, Shakespeare readings, apologetics discussions; friendship and camraderie - SO much to be grateful for.

6. Thomas Aquinas College - hardly a day goes by when I'm not grateful for what I received there. I was strongly reminded of that last night when John and I attended a local function for the college in Milwaukee. It was such a pleasure to see the president of the college, Dr. Dillon, and his wife again. They're such terrific people - so humble, so faithful, so dedicated.

7. All of the amazing people God has brought into my life.

8. The printing press.

9. The internet.

10. My dishwasher. :)


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Love your list! I still haven't got to the "10 random facts list" but I will do this one! Your co-op seems to be a good model--I want to know more about it!

JennGM said...

Great list! I love #3 and well put!

Anonymous said...

I love your list! Other than the college one, I could have written the same things. :)

Suzanne Temple said...

I am thankful for TAC everyday also. Jeremy and I didn't just meet there, what we experienced there has made us who we are today.

Anonymous said...

Love your list, Alicia!

Alice said...

I love your list!

It is so important to sit back and be grateful!