Monday, December 2, 2019

Weekly Gratitude Journal

What a full and blessed Thanksgiving week we had! I love the wild, crazy, loud, chaotic times we have when our whole family gets together. It is never social media perfection, that's for sure. We were reminiscing around the Thanksgiving table about the time one grandchild, who shall remain nameless, had a full blown Thanksgiving meltdown at the table simply because the jam fell off her dinner roll.  We also observed together that our whole family are fast eaters. We have not perfected the art of lingering over our holiday meals. I love us, imperfect as we are, and I am so very, very thankful for this family and all of the multitude of  blessings that God has given 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)

-funny texts from my daughter about her attempts to wean our grandson from his pacifier
-God's provision for all of our needs
-friends to bear one another's burdens with

-the promises of Isaiah 53 -by His stripes we are healed!
-the dear oldest couple in our church who intercede for us, our family and our church
-my guy taking me out to dinner and then watching a Christmas movie with me

-the promises of Isaiah 54-no weapon formed against us will prosper!
-a quiet morning of baking and prep for our family Thanksgiving dinner
-a fun family evening at Zoo Lights

-our granddaughters 8th birthday!
-cold, but clear weather so the two youngest grandsons could play in the backyard
-our family and the multitude of God's blessings in our lives

-a quiet day home alone to clean and putter and decorate for Christmas
-pjs all day long!
-my husband getting to take our oldest son-in-law and oldest grandson to the football game with him

-this beautiful cold and frosty last day of November
-ten year old granddaughter facetiming me with questions for a school history paper about what life was like when I was young, (she had never heard of encyclopedias before!)
-a bouquet of foraged greens for a centerpiece on our dining room table

-the first Sunday of Advent-remembering that Jesus came and that He is coming again
-a really good post Thanksgiving Sunday at church
-our church praying together for healing for a family member

still following,

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