Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #148

Hello everyone!  It's been a long time since I've posted anything since I've been in the middle of flood recovery. Basically, we've had to demo and then rebuild our home. Moving back into our home taught me that it is much easier to move when you are in your twenties than it is when you are in your fifties!

I am living life in the midst of unpacking boxes ... which leaves no time for blogging, photography and road trips. I decided to write a quick blog post today before work since I have missed participating in Susanne's Friday's Favorite Five blog party.

Friday's Favorite Five is an exercise in looking for 5 positive things that happened in your week.  You can always find at least 5 if you are seriously searching for them.

It might interest you to know that I have had many highlights since the flood because God has been blessing us so much!  In future posts, I will be dwelling on this and also covering what I have learned through this experience.

Today, however, there is only time to list 5:

1.  FEMA - this wonderful country of ours has made provision for our citizens when disaster strikes.  I'm definitely thankful for FEMA.  Without them, we would not be able to rebuild our home.

2.  Friends - The willingness of friends to help has been amazing.

3.  Financial Savings - One of the ways God has blessed has been arranging for us to run into great deals for the things we need to rebuild.  Coincidence?  I think not!

4.  Furniture - This may seem shallow, but I've been excited to get a few new pieces of furniture. I've mostly had used furniture all my life - and there's definitely nothing wrong with that - but it is exciting to get something new!

5.  Furnishings - Elissa and I have had a ball redecorating.  It was time to update anyway, and I'm thrilled with our new look.  Hopefully soon I'll have some photos to share. 

I bet you could find 5 highlights from your week.  If you'd like to share, visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and link up.


Mama Mia said...

Visiting from Susanne's Fave Five-- what a blessing that you have a such a great perspective as you rebuild your home! Hope it continues to go well.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm glad you were able to rebuild return. I hope you continue to be blessed in spite of the difficulties and hardships you're going through.

You're so right. There is always something to be thankful for.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

So glad you're able to find blessings amidst all of that. And glad to hear the rebuilding is going well. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Take care!Good to see you back.

Brenda said...

Good to have you back! New furniture really is a thing to have and be thankful for!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry about the flood, but, wow, God brought such a great many blessings out of it!

Willow said...

In the midst of the disaster, God has blessed you with a new home. I'm sorry you've had to go through all this but in it, you've seen God's grace to you. Looking forward to the photos!

Anonymous said...

Jerralea, you've certainly had a great reason to not participate in this weekly meme. A lot has been happening and I look forward to seeing photos.

Your 5 "F" gratitudes are well put for this FFF. :) I will try that sometime.

So fantastic to find fellow gratitude-hunters. It is there if we look. Have a great week.

Susanne said...

So good to hear from you. I'm so sorry your home has been hit with that much flooding. But it's nice to hear so much positiveness and recognizing of blessings in the midst of hard stuff. May the blessings keep coming for you as you are rebuilding.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jeri. I had no idea the upheaval you've been going through. These five faves really reflect your thankful heart. Maybe when you've had a chance to breathe, you'll post some pictures of your newly rebuilt home. God bless.

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