- Yesterday, I got to take my two sons and their friends to a skateboard demonstration at a local mall. It was in the parking lot. It was hot (but no rain!), the music was WAY too loud, and the teens there were down right scary looking. There was some language I could have done without also. But my kids and their friends were very appreciative that I took them and my older son won a skateboard deck! He was thrilled because he's not known for his good luck. (Yes, he's the one with the broken foot.)
- On Sunday, I got to finish writing all my thank you notes to my students for the gifts they gave me at the end of the year. This is always a task for me, but the kindness of the parents is a blessing.
- This week I will get to take my older son to the doctor for some shots. Our doctor takes FOREVER. We could be there for hours, but it gives me time to just sit and read or to chat with my son. Plus, at least we have health insurance, and I'm able to take care of my son. I accidentally made this appointment for the same morning our dog has to go to the vet for his check up. So now my hubby has to take him to his appointment along with a nice fresh stool sample! (Maybe it wasn't an accident!)
- This Sunday our church will begin its summer service schedule. This means having only one service and it starts at 9 AM. We normally go to the 10:30 service. So now through Labor Day weekend I get to wake up earlier on Sundays to go spend time with the Lord and fellowship with our church family. I'm blessed to have a church home to go to and to be able to sleep in the other 6 days of the week during the summer! I shouldn't complain about this early Sunday service. (The hubs loves the summer schedule because we're home so much earlier!)
That's my "I Get To" list for this week. If you decide to post your own list on your blog, please leave me a comment to let me know, and I will post a link to your blog here. (I don't have the time to try to figure out Mr. Linky right now!)
Remember, try to find the blessings in your "I Have To's" and turn them into "I Get To's"!