Monday, December 28, 2020

Weekly Gratitude Post

When our girls were growing up, I measured the passing of time in Christmases and summers. The day after Christmas and the day before school began I always felt a bit melancholy. One more Christmas of their childhood gone. One more summer gone. Now it's a bit the same, but with the grandkids. Our oldest granddaughter will be eighteen in the new year! Zoom!-and her last Christmas as a "kid" is gone. 

I've always wondered how people who don't have the assurance of eternal life cope with the passage of time. It's almost painful how swiftly life flies by. But, this life is not all there is. Thank God for that! And thank Him for all of His blessings in this life-most of all that He is with us through every moment of every day!
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)

-a visit with a dear couple from our church
-my husband's love for me
-the "cousins" getting together to plan a nativity play for our family Christmas

-breakfast at our daughter's with our grandkids who had a sleepover
--each day now, since the solstice, is light a wee bit longer
-going to look at Christmas lights with my daughter and grandsons

-text messages from friends
-a chat on the phone with my sister
-cold, frosty weather
-baking pies
-a beautiful walk just before sunset

-our whole family together 

-the annual blessing spoken over our children and grandchildren with prayer and communion
-our youngest daughter and her family spending the night

-Christmas Day! Thank You, God for sending Jesus!

-the whole family having breakfast together at our middle daugher's
-a fun family scavenger hunt
-appetizers and goodies and games at our oldest daughter's

-a good night's sleep after a full, fun, exhausting Christmas
-new comfy, cozy LL Bean pajamas

-a quiet evening

-joy in God's house
-an impactful message
-"undecorating" the house so it's clean and uncluttered for the new year

still following,


  1. Enjoyed seeing a peek into your gratitude with the great photos. Sounds like a nice week with family, and love your tree. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and blessed 2021 year.

  2. bless you dearly this new year..
    may you know His peace over all,
    and may you continue counting blessings
    for it's such a lovely reminder for
    me to do the same. hugs.

  3. Love shines through the photos of your children and grandchildren together to celebrate Christmas. Ours was a bit different - daughter and her family filled our home on Christmas Eve and we travelled a bit to join our son and his family on Christmas Day. It's hard to believe that your oldest granddaughter is soon leaving the 'kid' stage.


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