Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday...

Today I'm thankful for dry ground.

Last night we made our first venture to the dog park this spring season. We took a gamble, betting that the wet, muddy ground caused by the melting snow would be gone. It'd be a huge mess having to muddy and wet dogs, so we shy away from the dog park when the snow melts.

The bet paid off! The ground was dry! And the dogs had so much fun. We only walked around the park once, but the way the dogs ran (in circles around us the whole time), they probably did about 2 or 3 laps.

Now we can get the boys to the park more often, which makes them the happiest boys in the world!

The dog park trip wouldn't have been possible without the longer days we've been having. So I'm thankful for that too. It's so refreshing to be active outside in the evenings!

Not to get all philosophical, but when I wrote, "I'm thankful for dry ground," I couldn't help but think of dry ground metaphorically about my life. I'm thankful for the stability that Dave and I have in our lives -- especially as the world around us seems so unstable. We are on dry ground. Love is our dry ground. Our belief in God is our dry ground. The support from our family and friends is our dry ground. Our dry ground make the shaky days bearable. Our dry ground provides the path that we're walking and it's taking us where we want go. And that path that we're walking is so much better with the dry ground beneath our feet.


  1. It is so great to be able to come home from work when the sun is still out so we can take our little guy out for a walk and still feel like we can get some things accomplished around the house before it is nighttime.

    I am a fan of spring weather and 'dry ground' (of all kinds), as well.

    Stopping by from the Newlyweds!

  2. you just reminded me that I need to get to the dog park too. My poor little Oscar would be beside himself if we actually took him!

  3. Ashley -- Yeah, the sun is great. Yesterday I was able to run errands after work, take a run and walk the dogs all before the sun set! During winter it's dark outside before I leave work, so I appreciate having the extra sun-lit time to be active and productive.

    Tabitha -- Glad I reminded you to take Oscar to the park too. Have fun!


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