Saturday, April 14, 2007

Thankful Blog Challenge - Day 6 (Friday's)

See Blessed1's original challenge post here.
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Today (or rather yesterday) I am thankful for the choices and opportunities we are given in this country. My family was not poor growing up, however we did not have much in the way of extras. My parents did their best for my brother and I, however being able to put aside money for our college educations unfortunately was not a possiblity for them. However, they encouraged us and helped in every other way possible to ensure we received a good education. They wanted us to be able to do better for ourselves and our families than they had been able to. As a parent now, I know that this is a wish all parents have for their kids.

Thanks to scholarships and student loans (which I'm still paying, but they were worth it!) I was able to go to college. Due to this I've been able to get a very good job and have gained experience that has now enabled me to have a job which I enjoy (most of time at least) and which is flexible. It may not be as flexible as my husband's job (he works from home) however, I'm able to make my own hours to a certain extent. This allows me to complete my job responsiblities and still be able to do things with my family, such as attend my daughter's t-ball game yesterday at 5PM.

I am thankful the Lord has allowed me to find a job that is a healthier environment for myself and therefore for my family. I'm thankful I live in a country in which there are opportunities for people who may not have a lot of financial means to be able to better themselves and support their family. I'm also thankful that due to my job I am able to afford the choice to have my daugthter attend a local Christian school. I'm also thankful that a Christian school is a choice that is available! I'm not sure we'll be able to afford this once all three kids are in school, but I'm trusting the Lord to direct us and provide when we get there. I know He loves my kids even more than I do and He will take care of them and provide for them.


Rebecca said...

You know, I really should take this thankful challenge...

wornoutwoman said...

This is similar to what I posted...I am so thankful for the same thing. Thank God for those of us, who have to work, we've been afforded the luxury of an accomodating job. Those are few and far between. It sounds like God led us both to flexible jobs! Amen!