Of course I'm thankful!
My daughter and her family are home from Ghana for a season, and arrived here in Portland this afternoon.
They were supposed to get here Friday, but in a strange turn of events, while their flight from Ghana to the U.S. was trouble free, their flights here in the U.S. were disastrous.
Their first flight was cancelled due to storms in Chicago, then their flight the next day was delayed due to U.S. Marshalls having to remove an unruly passenger, which made them miss their connecting flight.
Almost three days to cross the U.S., but they're finally here!
Oldest daughter's blonde, blue eyed three year old was ecstatic, to see her two cousins.
(She has had them as "imaginary" friends while they've been in Ghana.)
Me, I'm ecstatic too!
To have all four of my grandkids together is wonderful.
In another week and a half, youngest daughter will be home from Missouri, and that means all three of my daughters will be near as well.
It's easy to give thanks today.
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 black journal…
3 gifts water-
-cold ice water on a hot day
-a cool shower after my run
-watering the flowers and lawn
3 gifts in His Word-
-Proverbs 2:6 -the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and understanding
-Proverbs 2:7-He hides away sound and godly wisdom and stores it for the righteous
-Psalm 93:5-holiness, simple trust and hearty obedience is becoming
3 gifts in summer-
-plastic wading pool in the backyard for our 3 year old granddaughter, (and even her older cousins enjoy it too)
-cotton sundresses and little sunsuits
-homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt
a gift hole-
-stringing beads for a little project
a gift whole-
-a whole pb and j sandwich on toast for breakfast
a gift half-
-waking up to the Hubs snuggled next to me on my half of the bed
3 hard eucharisteos-
3 gifts of metal-
-house keys jingling in my pocket when I run
-pocket change that adds up
3 gifts half-hidden-
-shy smiles from 3 year old granddaughter when she first saw her cousins, (the shyness evaporated quite rapidly however)
-only grandson all covered up in the Hubs big t-shirt
-oldest granddaughter, half little girl, half pre-teen