Wednesday, May 5, 2010

THANKING HIM

Tomorrow is Thankful Thursday and as always I don't have to think very hard to count my blessings.  Even when life hands us various difficulties and trials, the blessings are still there.  PRAISE GOD...In fact, His word tells us to count the trials themselves as blessings as the working out of these trials strengthens our faith. 

James 1:2,3  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

1Peter 1:6,7  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ..

I am very grateful for the support of soo many family and friends as I wait for this biopsy to be done. (if you want more details, check out my last two posts)  My gracious Lord has provided many with "skin and feet"  haha to do His work for Him.  I have felt your prayers deep in my spirit, and I am just soo blessed by it.

I am happy that we got to spend last Sunday afternoon at the Dodger game with my middle son John and his new girlfriend Yolanda.  We also met her parents and what nice people they are.  We had such a good time.  It was a LONG UP HILL walk from our car to our seats and I was sooo grateful that even though my knees were definitely protesting, I made it just fine.  To finish off the perfect afternoon, the Dodgers won 9 to 2...GO DODGERS.  Thanks for the tickets John...


OUR VIEW


SUCH A PRETTY GIRL

I am grateful that Sunday is Mother's Day as this means a visit from all my boys and my dil's and my precious grandbabies.  I will miss my Melly for sure, but there are many to distract me.  And I am grateful that the weather has been soo nice and we can relax and swim and barbeque while we enjoy each other.

I am grateful that when I am needing a little pick me up, some of my grandkids are a short 5 minutes away.  On Sat. afternoon we stopped by Joe's briefly after running some errands and found Cody busy with his broom "helping" daddy.  How I love him.  Such a BUSY little guy.  Now that I am not babysitting anymore I can't believe how much I have missed this sweet little boy.  He was soo funny on Sat.  He was soo excited to see me and immediately began saying "MA" etc.  He soo wanted me to pick him up but it would have meant putting his broom down.  You could see the conflict in his little eyes.  At one point he laid the broom down, but then panic set in and he quickly picked it back up.  The broom won, haha...

LOOK AT THAT CUTE LITTLE FACE...HE KNEW HE HAD SOMETHING "BIG"


PRETTY GOOD JOB CODY!


Jeffie learned to ride a two wheeler this week-end.  He was soo anxious to get back out there he wasn't wanting to stop and even get dressed, haha...He has since (in just the last 3 days) moved on to the much bigger bike, complete with helmet.  They grow up soo fast.  GOOD JOB my Jeffie..


And finally (for now) I am soo grateful for my comfy pink chair that sits right beside my fireplace and the sliding glass door to my backyard.  The weather has been soo pretty these last few days and I can sit here and have my quiet time with my Lord and visit with all of you on my computer, with the door open and a wonderful breeze blowing in.  I can hear all the birds as they chirp around busy with their day.  A tiny hummingbird is enjoying the flowers in my pot behind the pool.  Elvis, (our dog) lies beside me at the door watching for anything to report, but content most of the time to just enjoy his day with someone near.    I can hear my washer and dryer busy with their respective loads in the background, as the grandfather clock ticks out the passing time.   Yes, I have MUCH to be grateful for.  How I LOVE the Springtime.


ELVIS

I have found myself these last couple of days trying to decide which blogger to mention that blesses me and truthfully it is very difficult as there are just soo many of you who do.  But this week I have decided to mention Sue @ Where Memories are Made.  I think MANY of you already read this wonderful woman.  But if you don't, you are in for a marvelous treat.  I consider her a kindred spirit and a good friend even though we have never met and probably never will this side of heaven.  But I can't tell you enough good things about her.  She is a wonderful Christian woman who lives on a glorious farm and shares her memories and stories from her heart.  She is inspiring and uplifting and giving and is truly just the picture of a real woman of the King.  Check out her blog, and you will be truly blessed.  Her most recent post is instructions on how to make her wonderous Strawberry jam.    How I thank God for you Sue!   May the Lord bless you especially today, and always as well.

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8 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    I have been thinking so much about you. May I have your email address?
    Mine is Szyhmkr@aol.com

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  2. What a blessing to see those grandkids...I can hardly wait to have that grandmother title...my little one is growing too fast.
    Still remembering you in prayer...Happy Mother's Day,
    Janette

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  3. You have alot to be thankful for. Beautiful Family Loving the pictures.

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  4. You remain in my prayers. Have a wonderful Mother's Day, love you.

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  5. I can not believe Elvis has made a post in a good way. LOL Vey true, there is soooo much to be grateful for. Loved the pics of Cody with the broom. The look on his face is prceless.

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  6. Your grandkids are so cute especially Cody holding that broom, three times his size. LOL. Dropping by to wish you an early Happy Mother's Day sister Debbie and praying for the Lord's healing. I love Spring, too except the nuisance my allergy brings. I haven't been feeling well since Monday. But like what you said, there are just too many blessings, even little ones that we need to be thankful for and doing so, takes my attention away from this allergy of mine. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Be strong in the Lord's mighty power! Thank you for sharing other great bloggers. It's good to meet others we don't know yet. God bless.

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  7. Been thinking and praying for you Debbie...

    The baseball game looked like fun, there is nothing like a bball game for me. I love them! Cute pics of the Grandkids as always!

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I am so glad that you would take the time to comment on my thoughts and feelings, it is such a blessing to me!