I don't think it would be appropriate to thank the Lord that our team won the Super Bowl.
But, I do think that it's appropriate to thank the Lord that the person that I'm pretty sure is
the original Seattle Seahawk's 12th man, their true number one fan,
got to experience the team he's loved since he was a wee little boy win the Super Bowl.
This is a picture of my daughter and Seahawks crazy son-in-law's two little girls,
our two youngest granddaughters, on Super Bowl Sunday.
This isn't what they wore just to watch the game, this is what they wore to church,
the church my son-in-law, the original Seahawk's 12 man, pastors.
He wore a Seahawks jersey to preach.
In fairness, it was wear your favorite team's shirt day at their church,
so everyone was free to wear their favorite sports gear.
They just only let the Seahawks people come in though.
My son-in-law is one of those steady type personalities,
but is crazy passionate when he talks about two things,
Jesus and the Seahawks.
So yes, I'm thankful he got to experience his team winning the big game.
While our church's youth leadership put on a big Super Bowl party at our church,
our second born daughter and her husband invited us to watch the game at their house.
My nine year old grandson is old enough to really understand and like football now,
but says he can't concentrate on what's happening in the game with bunches of people around and lots of noise.
So, instead of partying with the crowd at church, we opted to go to our daughter's and watch the game with them and our only grandson, (until number two grandson arrives in June!),
and oldest granddaughter.
While my husband is a huge sports lover, I have a confession to make...
this is the first Super Bowl I've actually paid attention to and watched.
Hey, maybe I was the missing lucky charm all these years!
The first year I watch it and our team wins!
Or was it the first year our team was in it?
I have no idea.
What I do know is that God is good and worthy of praise and thanksgiving,
no matter who wins the Super Bowl!
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-starting a new She Reads Truth devotional
-four year old granddaughter memorizing her first big girl scripture verse
-an evening relaxing by the warmth of the fireplace with my husband
-the Hubs realizing that some weeks taking only one day off isn't enough
and taking an extra one this week
-working with my (in)courage group co-leader, sharing the load
-having a friend from church over for tea
-trying a new recipe for dinner
-some quiet time to write
-all the people who prayed for Baby Cruz who is whole and healed in Jesus' arms now
-going to my granddaughter's preschool grandparent's tea
-our wonderful church worship team
-wishing my friend a happy birthday
-a super relaxing day off
-taking photos at the river
-starting the day with Jesus time always makes the day better
-God's help with an important writing project
-sun streaming through the windows
-a good talk on the phone with my oldest sister
-a text with happy news from my other sister
-the sweet presence of Jesus
-lunch with our 50and up group at church-we always end up having younger ones who join us too, which is awesome
-a fun Super Bowl Sunday
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