Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Where I'm At...An Idea Stolen from my Beautiful Sister:)

10 things I'm grateful for...
...an amazingly supportive husband
...my kids
...an amazing church family
...my Christian heritage
...having parents (grandparents) living so close by
...amazing opportunities to create memories & learn with our kids because they’re home with me
...living in Canada
...memories my kids have with my grandparents
...that I was able to visit my dear friend Sheri in Mexico & get involved in their lives there
...a cousin who is willing to pray with me when I’m in the deepest depths...and allows me to do the same for her

9 things I miss...
...my sister-in-law & friend, Cheri who lives in Norway
...our wonderful friends, the Elliotts who are missionaries in Mexico
...Africa
...being in shape
...sweets...but Lent will be over soon enough
...having time for myself
...having all of our family (Ben’s & mine) living close by
...heading out west with Ben & the kids to enjoy the outdoors
...regular dates with my hubby

8 things I look forward to...
...visiting my grandparents
...going swimming with my big little brother
...making memories with my kids
...a visit with my friend Jodi
...a game night with my family when everyone is home
...being all together with Ben’s family & meeting my baby niece
...another chance to visit Beckie
...warmer days with no snow & spending more time outside

7 things I hope for...
...having the opportunity to watch our kids grow deeper & deeper in their relationships with Jesus
...being able to live close to my Auntie Debbie someday...and my cousin Beckie...at the same time...here in Sundre
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...the chance to take a photography course someday
...the courage & wisdom to listen & obey when God speaks
...a more reliable vehicle before winter
...the ability to see life through the eyes of a child
...being debt free
6 things I dream of...
... taking Ben & the kids to Africa
...having the money to travel with the kids
...being able to build our own house...out of town
...adopting a child from Africa
...becoming the wife & mom God intended me to be
...laughing & being completely in love with Ben when we’re old & grey

5 things I'm afraid of...
...losing Ben
...anything happening to my kids
...making wrong decisions
...carbon monoxide poisoning while driving
...a house fire

4 risks I'm glad I took...
...deciding (through tears & distress) to go out for “coffee” (tea) with Ben
...going to China for a month to babysit
...going on a missions trip to Mexico on short notice
...travelling on my own with the kids when Ben couldn’t get away

3 things I plan to never do again...
...text while driving
...say “yes” to too many things & therefore set myself up for a nervous breakdown
...break my ankle...or any other bones

2 things I dread...
...phone calls with creditors
...the day I don’t live close to Drew (my brother)

1 thing...
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers...Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions & in truth.”  I John 3:16, 18

2 comments:

Beckie Muirhead said...

What a wonderful clever idea! And what sweet kind words you said about me. I treasure you my dearest one!
I love you!

Jodi Janz said...

Heidi, what a cool way to count your blessings. Thanks for including me as one of them. I would definitely include you in mine. You are an inspiration to me.