01 August 2013

thankful thursday

Thankful Thursday is a chance for me to stop and reflect on a few things I'm thankful for each week. I'm not attempting to make or meet a criteria. I'd love it if you would join me! Share what you're thankful for in the comments, or leave a link if you want to do this on your own blog...

I mentioned my son's recent experience in my last post. It wasn't his first experience with bullying, but in the past he was younger and it was a blend of teasing and physical (think of a second grader in a head-lock in the bathroom - who was taken to task for trying to get out of it). In the past, it didn't come from kids he believed to be his friends. He was deeply shaken this week, humiliated in a new way that his history didn't touch. Middle School kids can be cruel. 
But the next day, his best buddy had plans to come visit. They got lost in Lego's (yes, rising 7th and 8th grade boys who are still passionate about Lego's - what a wonderful thing!), they played DS, they hung out.  It was a sweet balm to my son's hurting heart. Friendships are a precious and powerful thing.

We've had so much rain here this summer; it has been a bit Seattle-like. The dark days were a struggle for us and I asked the Lord about some reprieve (I've been trying not to complain about the rain - I know our turn for a drought will come again). We have a God who cares about the details - He shifted the rain to nights only so we could enjoy some sunshine during the day. And our temperatures milder than our usual Georgia heat because of the night rain. It's been a lovely change this week.

I went to bed too late. 
I woke too early.
It's been a long morning. 
But I have had coffee!

What are you thankful for this week?

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