Monday, June 5, 2017

God is good and does good...

I've been scarce around my blog for almost two weeks due to the arrival of our newest grandson and the joy of getting to help my youngest daughter during her first week home with him.  I'm posting two weeks of my gratitude journaling since I didn't post last week.  My heart is overflowing with gratitude to God for this newest blessing to our family and for all of His continued faithfulness and love to us! 

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)

-lessons about the olive tree as I study Psalm 52
-my Mother's Day gift from my husband arrived in the mail!
-a great walk and prayer time
-dinner grilled outdoors
-news that our youngest daughter is to check into the hospital tomorrow night to begin induction to have the baby
- our middle daughter and the kids coming over after our grandson's ballgame

-trusting God and seeing Him take care of things
-God's working in a young woman's life
-this beautiful summer-like day

-me, my daughters, my son-in-law and his mom all gathered to support my youngest daughter through delivery
-a helpful midwife
-her in-laws waiting and praying in the waiting room

-finally, fully dilated after a long night of labor
-God's strength when she had to push for 4 1/2 hours
-worst cast scenarios spoken about by the medical staff, but which didn't happen
-our grandson born at 1:29pm, weight 7lbs11oz, 20 1/2 inches long

-an early morning text from our girl asking us to come back to the hospital
-holding our grandson

-the joyful faces on our other grandchildren when they got to meet and hold their new cousin

-our daughter and grandson got to go home from the hospital today
-a quiet afternoon/evening adjusting to life at home with a baby
-our son-in-law being such a kind, patient, helpful dad
-a good report that our church's outreach today went great!

-good reports of how church went today
-my hub's bring us lunch at my youngest daughters
-our second born and her youngest stopping by-fun feeding the neighbor's goats with my grandson

-our daughter's super helpful lactation consultant
-a happier baby
-watching the old version of Pride and Prejudice with my girl

-our youngest and her sisters texting back and forth about the adjustments of being a new mama
-a much more restful night
-early morning texts from my husband-I think he misses me

-reorganizing my girl's baking cupboard and pantry-(I love doing this kind of stuff!)
-kissing my grandson's cheeks over and over
-my girl asking me to stay "just one more night"

-our grand baby doing good on his weight gain
-my husband keeping the house spic and span for me while I was gone
-coming home to my guy

-a beautiful Friday day off drive to the beach
-lunch at our favorite restaurant
-a nice long beach walk

-funny grandson photos via text
-sweet quiet time with my Bible
-home sweet home doing my usual Saturday cleaning and puttering
-our oldest granddaughter coming over to watch When Calls the Heart with me and to spend the night

-God building His church
-help from a friend measuring for our new kitchen countertops and also our patio expansion
-seeing all five oldest grands today

still following,


  1. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Such a wonderful reason to be scarce :) May God richly bless you all in the days ahead!

  2. Morning Elizabeth,
    Always love reading your list of gifts from God. We all have so
    much to be thankful for......and when we concentrate on those gifts that he gives us......we can just go on and on......
    Certainly has revolutionized my life, and gives us the perspective that we need for living on this earth........
    Thanks for sharing His gifts to it reminds us all
    of the gifts that He gives us too.
    Blessings, and Congrats on the adorable new addition to the
    family. Nice that you had that sweet time with your daughter and new grandson, and we love that when calls the heart series,
    it is so lovely.........


    1. Isn't it nice to have something family friendly and moral to watch?

  3. How perfect! Congratulations on your newest grandson. What a blessing that you could share that time with your daughter.

    1. I loved being there! An unforgettable time for me.


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