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