Monday, June 7, 2021

Weekly Gratitude Journa

We are so blessed to have all of our daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren back in town, (except our oldest grandson who will be arriving later this week), to celebrate our youngest grandson's first birthday, which was today, and our oldest granddaughter's upcoming eighteenth birthday and graduation! Our home is full, loud and busy but I am savoring all of it, chaos and all, since our middle daughter and her family now live in South Carolina and will be returning home next week.

There is nothing that makes you want to slow down and savor life and count your blessings more than a big life milestone. The little girl who came into our life when she was six weeks old and stole our hearts, and who eventually became our legally adopted granddaughter, is eighteen and graduating! Our youngest grandson turned one in the blink of an eye. Life zooms by too fast to let it slip away unnoticed and unappreciated. And so, for each new day, for every moment with those we love, for this life God has blessed us with, whether highs or lows, good times or hard times, I give You thanks, God, for all of these unearned, undeserved blessings.
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 those who fought and died to protect our country
-my husband taking me to Lucia Falls
-breakthrough in my heart

-the song of a bird in our yard that I've never heard before
-listening to a powerful and convicting message on love
-dinner, prayer and a planning meeting with my VLT

-no retinal damage in my right eye after a sudden posterior vitreous detachment
-Your Word, Your love, Your faithful care
-sweet phone messages from my two oldest grands

-coffee and a visit with our middle son-in-law
-our second born and her family are here from S.C.
-such a fabulous Bible study on Romans

-this beautiful, hot, sunny day
-such a fun pool party at our daughter's house with all three of our girls and 7 out of 8 

-six grandkids all under our roof for a sleepover

-homemade waffles topped with sweet strawberries and mountains of whipped cream
-a fun afternoon cooking and baking with my youngest daughter in preparation for tomorrow's birthday party for our grandson who just turned four and our youngest grandson who's turning one

-my husband and oldest granddaughter harmonizing together to Jehovah-Jireh

-the power of God's Word
-a fun family birthday party!

-good conversation with our kids

still following,


1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth, you have a beautiful family. It is days like this that give us memories to hold onto for a long time afterwards. Enjoy and soak up every moment!


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