After the wild and crazy month we've had, we knew we needed to get away for some rest once our daughter's wedding was over. We were sad to find out that our friend's vacation home was already rented out for the week. Then, whoever had been scheduled to rent the house had a change of plans and we were notified that it was available for us to use after all. The time away was exactly what we needed and I'm so thankful to God for providing it for us.
The honeymooners are home from their honeymoon. It was fun to see them for a few minutes and to see how happy they are. In various areas of all three of our daughters' lives, there has been a long season of hope deferred before they finally saw the desire of their heart realized. In my youngest daughter, she waited and prayed for God to bring His choice of a husband into her life for many years and wondered at times if it was ever going to happen. I got a text from her when they were on their way home from their honeymoon saying how happy they both are and that she's so glad she waited for a great guy. I'm glad too, and so thankful to God.
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 green journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-the vacation home being available for us
-safe travels on a busy Memorial Day
-a walk in God's beautiful creation with some worship music playing in my earbuds
-a full refund of the deposit on the wedding venue
-fun photos of the honeymooners
-catching up on my Bible reading
-sleeping for ten hours!
-spending the morning in my pajamas writing
-hiking around Suttle Lake
-texts from our girl saying how happy her and her new husband are
-a sweet treat- cookies and ice cream
-no side effects from our grandson's immunizations
-a fun last day of vacation with my husband-dinner and a movie
-the smell of the air after a thunder shower
-a safe trip home
-beautiful weather to do some work on our yard
-seeing the newlyweds for a few minutes
-the sweet presence of God
-an encouraging, fun time at lunch with friends