Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Unexpected Dinner

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
(Psalm 30:4 ESV)

Too often we all ‘storm’ through life without taking a breather. We work all day, than when we are home we work some more; cleaning, cooking, laundry, ministry, business…Our to-do-lists are a mile long.

However, last night our family took a time out and had a wonderful, 2-hour dinner. You see, our son celebrated his 28th birthday on Tuesday. He had been working 12 hour days, including weekends for the past 3 weeks. So, we really did not plan on truly celebrating his birthday until this upcoming weekend. As I was talking to our son on the phone last night, my husband suggested to have dinner together. Our son was happy about the change of plans. I guess he needed the family time as much as we did.

Our son was working on a major project for his company and that is why he had so many long days. When we picked him up, he looked tired, actually exhausted. So I think our son was glad to have a break. We had a great time talking, laughing and catching up on the things going on in our lives.

So this week I am thankful for opportunity we took for an unexpected dinner. I am thankful for the family God has graced me with. And I realized that I should do this type of things more often…take time out with the ones I love. God so often gives us these opportunities and we think we are too busy to take the time. Life is short and our to-do-list will be there tomorrow too.

What are you thankful for this week? Please share with us by leaving a link to your Thankful Thursday post below.

Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: take the opportunities to break out of the daily grind and enjoy time with the ones God has graced you with.

Love & peace,

Thankful Thursday Participants

1. 29 years ago: An Arranged Marriage
2. You Are Never Forgotten
3. Mia / Desert Snippets
4. Can You Really Trust God?
5. Godly Grief
6. Heather @ Living In the Moment
7. Sarah – Lost Photos from a Tornado
8. Fruit of the Vine
9. bp

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6 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Unexpected Dinner”

  1. KathleeN says:

    This is such a grateful reminded to have our priorities in order – God and family first 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Mia says:

    Dear Iris
    This week I am so thankful for visiting my family! And I had major work done to my teeth, so I am SO THANKFUL for painkillers!
    Much love XX

  3. Great post,Iris! It’s truly the little things that matter in life. So glad you had a nice dinner with your family.

  4. sarah levels says:

    What a reminder of How God’s Grace is. Even writing and blogging I am thankful for the grace that God has given me to write on survivorship. Survivor who has a purpose to tell my story, from an in depth living experience to seeing how God saved my family including getting a few photos back. God’s grace and his picture is awesome!

  5. bp says:

    How wonderful for you to enjoy that time together!

    Enjoy the weekend, friend.

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