Psalm 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.
I am thankful this week as I am to get a brief and unexpected visit from my Melly and her husband Mike. Though circumstances surrounding this are sad, (see the previous post) and the time spent will probably be quite short, I am looking forward to seeing that face and hugging my girl. As it turns out she will not be flying here in a SMALL private plane, but on a regular commercial flight. She is soo grateful that her husband knew it was stressing her and so decided not to take that other flight after-all. He also made arrangements with a friend of his to take care of her little dog so they will not have to bring Baxter along with them, which was presenting another whole list of concerns and problems. I am quite grateful that my Mel has a husband who loves her, and doesn't want her to be stressed, and so even in the face of his own dilemmas works things out for her.
I am also grateful that things seem to be picking up for my oldest son Joe at his karate studio. He has recently picked up a few new students, which has resulted in his wife being able to cut her working days back to just 3. I am also grateful that Leah, his wife, is able to cut back her hours without jeopardizing her job in any way. Joe and Leah have 5 children, and therefore a very full plate indeed. I am also grateful that the Lord has given me the strength to help out with the babysitting while they are both at work, as this helps them out even more of course. I am also grateful that most of the time they are both working does not happen at the same time so that for the most part they can care for their own children. I do ENJOY my time for sure, but the 3 little ones are a definite hand full for this Grandma. haha
I am also grateful that my little granddaughter Capri decided the other day that she just "needed to talk to Grandma Debbie" and so her mother let her call me up for a little chat. Her little voice on the phone was soo sweet and just made my day for some reason. She didn't seem to have anything particular to say, just wanted to say hi I guess. But I love that she thought about me and that her mama was willing to take the time and help her make that call.
I am thankful and happy for my niece who got engaged this last week, and for the happiness that just kind of oozes out of her, haha,
And finally as always I am grateful for my Lord who has been my rock this week as I have struggled with my knees and some other issues. I am grateful that He never tires of my weaknesses or needs and is always willing to be that one I come running to for strength, forgiveness, and unconditional acceptance and love. He really does make my heart sing with joy.
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Psalm 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Just had to share a couple more collages of Grandma's sweeties. Cody enjoying himself this morning with his musical riding Winnie the Pooh train, and my sweet little telephone caller Capri. ENJOY