Saturday, August 9, 2008

Count Your Blessings

Brian, John, Norm and I went out to eat last night. It was nothing fancy, just a nice little family sit down dinner out. Norm was awake off and on, but was good. John didn't eat a lot of his dinner, but was happy and well-behaved. Brian and I got to sit and eat and talk. It was really nice.

Anyway, towards the end of our meal, a woman who was sitting next to us got up to leave. She came over to the table to tell us how impressed she was with John. She has a 2 1/2 year old son and 9 month old twins. Her husband is currently in Iraq. I can't imagine.

It was just a little reminder of how very blessed I am. So today I am counting my blessings and they are many. I am also saying a little prayer for all the dads in Iraq and for all their wives and children who are here at home without them.


Yarnhog said...

And may I add a prayer for all those moms who are serving in Iraq, too. Several of the kids at my kids' school have moms in Iraq. I can't even begin to imagine what that's like, for anyone.

Haley said...

yes, prayers for the moms too. what an incredibly scary reality that is.

Lydee said...

yes, I'm with you all.

congrats on a relaxed and successful outing!