It's been a rich and full week with much to be thankful for.
Even the memorial service, for the sweet friend from our church who recently died,
was full of praise and thanksgiving.
There were many tears, but the overall mood was victorious and celebratory
as we rejoiced for the inexpressible gift of salvation through Jesus Christ
and the reality we have of eternal life.
This life is not all there is.
Now that's something to be thankful for!
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)
-our youngest grandson is one today!
-being almost to the party when I realized I forgot my camera at home
and my professional photographer friend letting me borrow hers
-our happy boy
-lots of family and friends celebrating together
( He was a tiny premie, and look at him now!)
-our oldest grandson's birthday! (these brothers are ten years minus one day apart)
-singing my special birthday song to him
-my hubs getting his new suit for our daughter's wedding for 40% off
-my daughter trying on her wedding dress for one last time before the big day,
-a store credit even when my item was past the 30 day return policy
-a beautiful sunset on my walk/run
-the hubs making me a cup of my favorite tea
-the volunteers from our church-many hands make light work!
-this beautiful day
-homemade chicken soup-good for these head colds
-taking a nap
-a friend giving me a ride
-the hubs writing our youngest daughter a letter about from his heart
-another beautiful sunset
-grandparents day at the two oldest grandkid's school
-a quiet evening for the two of us
-a celebration of life for our sweet friend
-God's presence even in the grieving
-one week from today our girl is getting married!
-wonderful worship and word today
-our dear Jordanian friend coming to see us
-middle eastern food with friends for lunch