Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday 13: Windows of Heaven Edition

Thirteen Christmas Blessings at Scone's House
  1. Friends #1: Kory O sent chocolate and the book Pirateology.
  2. Friends #2: Maryanne took me running errands and out to lunch, then took me with her to a discount store and handed me a wad of cash to spend. Mwah! Thanks!
  3. Friends #3: Some Secret Santa left a big box of presents for each of us.
  4. Neighbors #1: Neighbor with a cookie business gave us a gift tin of yummy treats.
  5. Neighbors #2: Families from church have brought us food and goodies, and have called to check on us during the blizzard.
  6. Family #1: When my folks heard we were out of money at the holidays, they sent enough money to cover our bills for the month and buy presents for the kids.
  7. Family #2: When Youngest Sis and her husband heard same, they added a bunch of money to the pot. BIL is still in school, too.
  8. Family #3: Even before Little Sis and her husband heard, they sent us a pile of presents and a big gift card to a local store. After they heard, they decided they didn't need many presents themselves and sent us another huge amount of money. This BIL is in post-grad for med school. (I can't even think about this without tearing up.)
  9. Family-in-law: The Man's folks are sending (in addition to the usual pile of presents) several hundred bucks with the strict injunction that we spend it only on Christmas. We lay on the bed and giggled this afternoon as we planned how to spend it.
  10. Your guess is as good as mine: Some unidentified but kind-hearted soul sent us an additional several hundred bucks on a gift card. Whoever you are, THANK YOU!!!
  11. Acts of God #1: The blizzard. For us, it's been a good thing. We are all safe and warm and well stocked with food. It has given us the chance to spend time together and to get the house ready for my parents' visit this weekend.
  12. Acts of God #2: The melting of the snow. This afternoon, we heard and saw the drip, drip of snow melting off the roof. The highways and roads are open again, and I'm hopeful they'll be able to get planes through tomorrow. At least from Las Vegas.
  13. Acts of God #3-3,000,000: Everything, just everything. I am so blessed. Heavenly Father has really opened the windows of heaven for us, and I am so thankful.

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1. Local Girl

2. Beth

3. The Gatekeeper

4. Amy

5. Norma

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local girl said...

Great TT! It reminds us the wonderful selfless act of giving during the holidays. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

beth said...

Merry Christmas. Great list :)

Anonymous said...

I feel so awful that I haven't been able to be an angel for you this year. I am so glad the other angels are taking such good care of you though. All I can offer are some virtual hugs and hopes that the valley will come soon.

Love you so much and miss you terribly.


amy said...

You have a great attitude and I cant wait to read more of your blog

The GateKeeper said...

Wow! That's is a bunch of blessings. Truly God's been good. Well, actually He always is. Stay safe and have a wonderful Christmas.

Norma said...

This is one of the most heart warming 13s I've read this week. Yes, you are indeed blessed, and I know you know how to pass them along.

My Thursday Thirteen is up--remembering special Christmas gifts. Check here.

Scone said...

More blessings to add to the pile: two friends bearing goodies and a $100 gift card from another anonymous donor. And another box of presents from Kory O. Love you all!