Monday, February 24, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Journal

There are always so many things to thank God for if we only have eyes to see them. Years ago my husband and I bought a large dining room table with a bench seat on each side and a chair on each end. It seats eight people comfortably. it was our act of faith that someday we would have grandchildren to fill up those benches-right in the midst of a decade long struggle with infertility and loss that our oldest daughter was experiencing. Last week I got to go to our middle daughter's five month ultrasound appointment on our baby grandson who is due in June. He will be our eighth grandchild. Our oldest daughter has two daughters, our middle daughter has one daughter and soon will have three sons and our youngest daughter has one son and one daughter. God truly has done abundantly above and beyond all that we could ask or think for our family. I am so very, very grateful.
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)

Thank You, God, for-
-Psalm 27
-little gifts and surprises from God
-a fun family dinner at our oldest daughter's for our granddaughter's eleventh birthday

-this beautiful spring like day
-a little catnap after a very full day and before our small group arrives for dinner
-laughter, good food, good conversation, learning together, praying together

-"fearfully and wonderfully made"-getting to go with my middle daughter to her five month anatomy check ultrasound on our baby grandson
-youngest daughter and two youngest grands are home from their trip to Florida-youngest granddaughter's big grin to me via FaceTime
-trees full of spring buds and crocuses and daffodils in bloom

-youngest daughter and the two youngest grands coming over for breakfast
-this month's gas bill was $0!
-going to Chipotle with my oldest granddaughter

-today's first cup of coffee slowly sipped in bed
-a slow lazy Friday date day morning
-taking the two oldest grands to Hula Boy for dinner

-a frosty morning that reminds me it's still winter but the birds loudly singing reminding me that spring is almost here
-seeing our oldest granddaughter at her new job
-making one of the grandkids' family favorites for dinner

-another sweet baby dedication at church
-God building His church in wonderful ways 
-all we have needed God's hand has provided

still following,

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