Monday, January 9, 2017

Thank You, Creator God!

On Saturday it snowed. In the wee hours of Sunday, the ice came.  For my pastor husband, it was a difficult, but obviously necessary, decision to cancel church.  So we had an unexpected Sunday off relaxing in the warmth of our home.

First thing this morning, I was to meet our youngest daughter and her husband for her big five month pregnancy ultrasound. They take detailed ultrasound photos of all of the organs, spine, limbs, etc. of the baby making sure that there are no abnormalities. They reveal the gender of the baby if the couple chooses to know. Thank God that the roads were clear enough this morning for us all to make the trip to the doctor's office.  For the gender reveal, my son-in-law's mom and I got to go in when the tech announced and showed us the evidence that it's a boy! What joy!  Once our newest grandson is born my husband and I will an even three granddaughters and three grandsons. 

Don't we serve an amazing Creator?  I was thinking of that when I saw the snow falling and the ice coating the trees and bushes, but even more so when I saw our little grandson on that ultrasound. (Let me tell you, he likes to move! That tech was having a hard time capturing the photos he was so busy!) I'm so grateful for a healthy little grandson and I can't wait to meet him face to face in a few months.
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 journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)

-beginning the book of John with She Reads Truth
-the yummy smell of pot roast in the crock pot
-an invitation from a friend
-a walk with my husband
-funny texts with all our girls

-freezing temps and blue skies
-God's daily care and provision
-homemade soup shared with our small group

-the power of praying the scriptures
-finally, some writing time!
-spending some time with my oldest daughter and her girlies

-picking the two oldest grands up from school and having dinner together
-laughing so hard together

-cloudless blue sky
-a good cry (over a movie)
-text between us and our girls all day and evening

-a walk in the frosty cold
-the smell of pork roast cooking in the oven
-babysitting our sweet, silly youngest grandson

-our safe warm home on this snowy, icy day
-a good nap
-a writing opportunity

still following,


  1. These counting posts always make me smile...and what is in your mug? It sure looks yummy!!


    1. Chai tea with steamed and frothed 2% milk and a bit of stevia.

  2. Such wonderful news, Elizabeth! A very special blessing to look forward to as 2017 unfolds!

  3. Congratulations on the coming grandson!

    I continue to be challenged to return to counting my blessings each day. I hope I find my way back to it soon!

  4. We will become grandparents for the first time in April when a little girl is born to our youngest son and his wife. We had a reveal at Thanksgiving when both sets of parents and "the kids" spent several days in Newport. The tech had them turn their heads when the ultrasound reached the "nether regions" Then he labeled a photo and put it with a cute note in an envelope for Thanksgiving time. I turned 74 in December (hubby is 11 years younger), and I wondered if I would ever have a grandchild. :-) As for the snow, so many people don't understand what something as serious as this particular storm does to a city that simply is not accustomed to snow. We have at least two feet of snow and huge drifts...and temperatures all below freezing for two weeks and sub-zero several days. Annoying but we've been here before. Hopefully, the snow in Oregon will melt slowly so there won't be flooding.

  5. Catching up again! I love following your gratitude list every week and I so enjoy hearing about your darling grandkids. We are so blessed!


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