What a beautiful week we've had.
I'm overflowing with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done!
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)
-seeing a bald eagle on the drive to catch the ferry
-seeing a pod of orca whales from the ferry!
-a safe trip to Victoria, B.C.
-a free upgrade to a large king size suite with a living room, dining area and kitchen
-day one of the Sermon on the Mount devotional with She Reads Truth
-midmorning tea and a currant scone with devonshire cream and jam at our favorite tea shop
-a long walk to the shore
-dipping my tired feet in the cold water
-breathing in all the beauty
-delicious Greek food for dinner
-resting before going to the fireworks
-Canada Day fireworks-WoW!
-munching on sweet and salty kettle corn
-waking up to blue skies and the sounds of boat horns in the harbor
-a long walk around the whole harbor
-an evening staying in and relaxing
-heading toward home-crossing the border back into the USA
-getting my favorite teriyaki for dinner and eating it at my favorite place,
on the shores of Lake Washington
-God speaking to me through Colossians 3
-having a fourth of July BBQ at my sister-in-law's with her family
and second born daughter and her family driving up to join us
-talking to our oldest granddaughter on the phone and
her excitement in telling us all she's been doing on her week away with her friend's family
-going to the fireworks, (so fun! with live orchestra music during the show!)
-my oldest grandson holding my hand as we walked back to the hotel
-a safe drive home
-the blessing of a sweet time away and the blessing of coming home again
-hydrangeas full of blooms-blue and pink and purple
-Shasta daisies in the backyard
-another sweet phone call from our oldest granddaughter
-expecting a sleepy holiday weekend Sunday morning but God surprising us with really powerful worship,
an awesome sense of His Presence, and an amazing message (Thank You, God!)
-lunch with friends, then our oldest daughter and her family joining us
-youngest grandson's smiles and coos