Tuesday, December 5, 2017

So thankful for my perfectly, imperfect life...

When I said, "let's take a grandkid Christmas photo when we're all together for 'youngest granddaughter's' sixth birthday celebration!"  BUT, all of my grandkids have a mind of their own. From, "I don't want to fix my hair." to "I don't want to change my clothes." to "this is MY birthday, pay attention to ME!" to, "the lighting in here is terrible!" (me), this is our wonderfully, imperfect, not one passive personality among them, 2017 holiday grandkid photo. I love it and I'm so very thankful for my perfectly imperfectly family-this perfectly imperfect wonderful life God has given me.
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)

-God's conviction as I worked on my Ephesians Bible Study
-a beautiful evening walk, and a great talk with Jesus along the way
-turkey noodles for dinner-yum!

-the way God's Word both convicts and comforts
-our youngest granddaughter's sixth birthday!
-our family all together to celebrate

-more ladies signing up for our church Ladies' Christmas dinner
-an unexpected visit from our youngest daughter and grandson
-a great small group discussion

-going on a good walk in spite of feeling no energy today
-God working things out when I pray, trust and relinquish
-God's faithful care of us

-December first!
-a HUGE bargain on a new coat
-a fun evening at our oldest grandkids Christmas concert

-a blog post that just flowed
-today's list of things to-do going smoothly
-a sweet visit with my daughter and grand baby

-trusting and resting instead of fretting
-God working in lives
-a fun annual Ladies' Christmas dinner


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