Monday, April 18, 2022

Weekly Gratitude Journal

It was relentlessly rainy last week until Friday. My husband and I had a beautiful, sunny Friday day off together which I thoroughly enjoyed. Saturday was busy with a bit of yard work and a long walk with the dog in the morning and then some indoor housework and dinner prep for Easter day in the afternoon just as the rain started up again. On Easter Sunday the weather was lovely. We had our annual church breakfast followed by our Easter service. Then our oldest daughter, her husband and our two granddaughters and my nephew and his wife and two kids came over for Easter dinner. We had a delicious dinner and a great visit together. Our oldest granddaughter facetimed us from Missouri where she is in an internship at the International House of Prayer. Our second born daughter and her family moved to South Carolina last summer if you recall. She sent us videos of our youngest grandson's first Easter egg hunt and of our grandsons all dressed up for church. Our youngest daughter who moved to Florida this year sent photos of our grandson and granddaughter in their Easter clothes and Facetimed us for a chat. Our three year old granddaughter, who looks like an angel, proved she isn't one by inserting the word "poopy" into our conversation as many times as she could, laughing at how amused she was at herself. I couldn't help but laugh, too. I love this crazy family of ours. I miss us all being near one another more than words can say-but I'm so thankful for what we do have. God is good. Christ is risen. And there is always, always, always, something to be thankful for.

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)


-our youngest daughter-today's her birthday!
-a very unexpected mid-April snow
-God's help with notes for our monthly gathering of the women from our church
-a new baby in our church family

-during this Lent season, reading in the Bible again what Jesus suffered for me
-all of those who help me with the prep for our monthly meeting

-such good responses in our group chats about last night's meeting
-an afternoon off with my guy
-a break in the weather to take the dog on a walk

-a FaceTime chat with our oldest granddaughter
-God speaking to us repeatedly in various ways on something He's saying to us 
-a healthy body that can still walk and move

-a really nice Friday date day together
-the words "love you, Nana!"
-rhubarb to make a rhubarb crisp for Easter dessert

-a beautiful morning to get some yard work done and to take the dog for a walk
-a friend's letting me bake at her house since my oven quit
-a centerpiece of cheery tulips

-I serve a risen Savior!
- breakfast and celebrating Resurrection Sunday with our church family
-a delicious dinner and fun afternoon with our oldest daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters and our nephew and his family

still following,

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