Friday, July 08, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Gratitude


Today I am full of gratitude...

for Chick-fil-a.

For simply dressing up like a cow, our whole family eats for FREE.

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE A GOOD DEAL.

If you know our current circumstances, a free meal is even MORE VALUABLE today.

I also have GRATITUDE for my husband, who on any other occasion would NOT, I repeat, WOULD NOT dress like a cow. But, for a free meal, he died to himself and took one for the team. This is our first year he's allowed me to take his picture, minus the trash bag cow "shirt."

And, gratitude for my kids, who humored me, as I made their hats, trash bag shirts, and painted their noses...with mascara. You see we had to be decked out from head to toe.

Hannah, a little skeptical this year asked, "why are we wearing trash bags."

"Just go with it," I say. And she did. She wore her trash bag, hat, and painted nose proudly and kept it on until we left.

Finally, I'd like to say thank you for the Chick-fil-a cow. Thank you for bringing excitement into my little Grant's face when he saw you.

He said, "the cow won't be dare. He neva is."

But I told him he comes when we dress like cows.

And he did.

And Grant hugged him. And smiled. And waved big waves. And kept his little eyes on him the whole time.

We even got our picture with him. I am grateful we most likely will never see that picture.



Lisa Maria said...

Hello Jessica. I'm the entry right next to yours so I thought I'd hop over and say hi. I'm in a similar position to you (I think).. wonder if MY husband would dress up as a cow for a free meal? Right now we're working to clear our debt load while continuing to send our eldest to university (this is her third year) and trying to figure out what to do with our 18 yr old who just graduated. I'm grateful though, for all the marvellous ways I see God at work.

Nice to 'meet' you. God bless and I hope your situation improves.

Mary said...

Great job on the costumes!