Before dawn on Tuesday we’ll be heading to the airport and flying to Ghana, West Africa!
First on the list when I get there is hugging the necks of my daughter, two grandchildren and son-in-law.
By Thursday the Hubs and I will be preaching at a church conference through Easter weekend.
I’m getting more excited about going, now that all of the many preparations to go are about done.
My heart does feel torn, leaving our church family and my oldest daughter, son-in-law,
and our two sweet granddaughters.
(Life was easier when all the grandbabies lived close to Nana!)
I know it’s only for two weeks, but a four month old does a lot of changing in two weeks!
And our blonde, blue-eyed, three year old granddaughter says and does the darndest things every single day!
A few days ago she told me, in a matter of fact tone of voice, that last Saturday, (she was very specific about the day), that when Mommy and Daddy were asleep in their room a bear had come into her room.
I asked her if it was a dream or if she was pretending, but she insisted that it really, really happened.
I could miss a lot of excitement in two weeks!
I’ll be counting my thanks from another continent next week.
And I’ll be counting on you to remember to pray for us while we’re gone!
I’ve taken the Joy Dare.
I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.
I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.
If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal…
3 gifts almost gone-
-the weeds in our front flowerbeds after a sunny enough afternoon to do some yard work
-the days until we leave for Ghana and get to see our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids
-the items on my to-do list before we leave
3 gifts redeemed-
-our weakness, as His strength covers
-my time, when I submit it to Him
-my mistakes, as His grace covers
3 gifts entwined-
-my heart forever with God’s
-my history with my siblings
-my future with my children and grandchildren
3 gifts of His promises-
-He is with me wherever I go
-He blesses my going out and coming in
-He guards and keeps all that I commit and entrust to Him
3 gifts uncovered-
-ranunculus-a flower I had never heard of before blogging, so lovely!
-the truth about my own heart-still so much to truly surrender and let go of
-a couple of sweet hours shared with the Hubs in an otherwise too busy day
a gift heard-
-my grandson calling me from Ghana to tell me he watched them butcher the chicken they were going to eat
a gift held-
-sweet youngest granddaughter
a gift hoped for-
-that the messages I’m sharing at the conference in Ghana will be used by God to touch and change lives