7 Things I’m Grateful For by Ann (Semifinalist #8)
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Semifinalist #8 is Ann of Gush Etsion, Israel
Music is so wonderful! It elevates my soul! I received this piano from my grand mother z”l and it traveled from Italy to France and now to Israël !
I am so grateful that i can cook for my family! I did not cook or bake before I married and I learned how! After each of my births I couldn’t cook for weeks and then each time I came back to my kitchen I am grateful that I can find time to nourish my husband and kids!
Thank God we made aliyah 5 months ago, with a baby 3-weeks old! I feel that Hashem took us on His back and brought us home after years of hope and prayers! That’s why I love my new Israeli identity card!!!
After the Jerusalem-area snow storm this past December some pipes broke in our home and for two weeks the water was scarce and the showers very unpleasant. After days of complaints I decided to thank Hashem for the drops coming out of the shower…and that very day we discovered the origin of the problem and could finally mend it! Now I appreciate every warm and flowing shower!
My grandmother always told me that during WWII, when she was being hidden with her aunt in the French countryside that her elderly aunt would say “One day the war will end and we will go to the land of Israël where orange trees grow in the streets!” I feel so lucky to see this dream come true!
I am so grateful for the holy Torah that brightens my life and guides me and for the books by Rabbi Shalom Arush and Rabbi Lazer Brody’s blog which has helped me on the path of Emuna!
Thank you for my dear parents who educated me with love for Hashem and for the Torah Way of life!
And most of all thank you Hashem for these messy bedrooms, for those exhausting but so marvelous children who became Israeli!
And most, most of all for the great and so kind husband who followed me toward parenthood and agreed to enlarge the family and who is the king of my kingdom!!!