I am thankful for...
1. a small nap mid-day
2. friends who care and support
3. spending extra time with my boys thanks to the sudden snow
4. a good first day for mr wibbz in his new job
5. inside warmth on a cold cold day
6. more time at home to get on with jobs because of the snow
7. a precious sweetheart of a hubby... :o)


I am thankful for...
1. blue sky
2. first snowdrops
3. loving friends
4. trust in God
5. children falling asleep easily, especially Sam
6. feeling peaceful and 'in control' as mr wibbz left for Devon this afternoon


1. New beginnings - corny but oh so true
2. Parents
3. 4 Grandparents for my boys
4. Family
5. First BP niece or nephew due in June this year
6. Playmobil
7. Peppa Pig
8. Nintendo... (never thought I'd see the day when I was thankful for computer games, but there you have it!)
9. The excitement of anticipating new things
10. A new job for MJW
11. Ben's ever improving communication skills
12. Wikipedia - lol!
13. Facebook - truly
14. Other people washing up my dirty dishes
15. Laughter


At the end of 2008 - and the start of 2009: let's get this list going again, after nearly one year of neglect... I am ashamed, because I have been grateful, just not faithful enough. So my first thank-you is to God, for his never-ending grace.
His mercies are new every morning

thank you Lord
I am nothing without you


1. Mornings when I have to scrape frost off my car's windows, allowing me a little time to myself, in the crisp winter air
2. Paper tissues
3. Night Nurse!!
4. My mobile (cell) phone
5. Hugs, cuddle, snuggles, and the like
6. Special kids with special needs
7. My God-given authority as a parent
8. My RED iPod shuffle
9. Porridge and Golden Syrup
10. My voice - I'm never more grateful for it than when I lose it!!
11. New trainers, absolutely perfect in every way. A real 'God-purchase'!!
12. Sam's after school activities


1. My husband and best friend, Mark...
2. The Word of God and today, especially Psalm 25
3. Tiny little daffodil heads pushing their way through the winter soil
4. Charley Boorman
5. The fact that there is beauty everywhere if I look carefully enough
6. Miss Polly's Kindergarten
7. Jan who prays for and with me faithfully, patiently and relentlessly
8. Bedtime
9. Hot toddies (lemon+honey+ginger)
10. Laughter
11. Being able to spill my guts to my best friend without any fear of being judged
12. iTunes
13. My iPod
14. Tim Hughes
15. Hope and light at the end of the tunnel
16. Sore throat lozenges
17. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen, a couple of very good friends...
18. Gill, Rene and Colin, who take Thomas to school on the mini bus everyday, with such good cheer
19. Journalling
20. Handcream
21. Blogging awards!
22. The discovery of new blogs
23. Meeting Debs last Friday
24. The end of half-term and resuming of the school term
25. My lovely Miss Wright


1. The 'Blogging Without Obligation' button on my blog
2. The opportunity to get baptised this coming Sunday
3. Friends and family who understand where I'm coming from
4. Ben's ever-improving language skills
5. ...and his increasing passion for books!
6. Prayer as an antidote to worry
7. The 'off' switch on the television!!
8. New anointed worship-leaders
9. People who give without looking for rewards
10. People who receive without thanks or apology, or asking why...
11. Little boys who snuggle up very close
12. The messy play group which I go to with Ben
13. Lasagne