27 Days of Thanksgiving – Days 13, 14, 15

November 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

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Little Things

Being in the midst of a move is not the best time to try and blog daily! Today I’m thankful that I have internet access again. But I wanted to share with y’all a story from Wednesday night, and three particular things I was grateful for.

Wednesday evening I drove down to Richmond from the new house in Winchester. I had a dance class and afterwards I went out for ice cream with a few friends. It was late when I finally left, but thankfully I only had an hour’s drive home, since I was returning to Dinwiddie. I arrived home well after midnight and, stepping out of the car, observed that the night was very bright, even though it was a starless night and the moon was hiding. Grabbing my camera bag and my purse, I headed up to the front porch and opened the screen door. Placing my hand on the doorknob, I started to turn it. It didn’t budge. Confused, I tried again. Still nothing. This time I tried turning the knob and pressing against the door with my hip at the same time. The door didn’t open. It was locked.

Stepping back, tears began to fill my eyes as the puzzlement gave way to frustration. We never lock our front door! How had this happened? It was after midnight in almost the middle of nowhere. There was no spare key. What was I to do?

I stood there for a few minutes, trying to process the situation and decide what to do. The back door is always locked, and it currently has dozens upon dozens of moving boxes piled in front of it, but I decided to walk around to the back and check it out anyway.

Thankful moment #1: the starless, moonless, yet incredibly bright night

Dropping my bags in a wicker chair on the front porch, I made my way around to the back of the house, climbed the steps, stepped over the cat, and reached for the door. “Please, Lord,” I prayed. “Let it be open!”

Thankful moment #2: the back door, which is always locked, was not latched

Relief washed over me. Now the challenge. Would the door open enough for me to get inside? I pushed on the door and it swung inward about three or four inches before hitting a stack of boxes and coming to a sharp stop. I pushed again. It didn’t move. Reaching my arm in I was able to grab a corner of one box and give it a push away from the door. Then I slipped in my foot and wedged as much of my body into that small opening as possible. Then I wriggled and pushed and squirmed until finally I was in the house!

Thankful moment #3: God made me small

It’s so wonderful to look at a situation and see the little things God does that make such a big difference to us. He’s so amazing. 🙂

Blessing book entry day 13: bright nights, unlocked back doors, being little

Blessing book entry day 14: dance, and friends to dance with

Blessing book entry day 15: my family

What are you thankful for today? And what have you been thankful for the past several days? Please share your links here so we can rejoice with you!

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  • 1. samrosemin  |  November 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Even in these trouble times we could give thanks to the Lord for every wonderful thing that happen to us. For example we can give thanks to God for those wonderful promises that he have for all of us. 9/12 Wall Street, as we knew it died. (Newsweek Sept. 29, 2008. But if we go to the Scripture in Deut. 28:9-12, there is a wonderful word of hope. http://www.samrosemin.wordpress.com

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