Thursday, July 8, 2010

smiling today for thankful thursday.

Thank you, Greg for hosting another Thankful Thursday. You rock!
 I am thankful that there are many things that make me smile. There is nothing like a smile to make your troubles fade away and to lift your spirits when you're down. God Himself always brings a smile to my face, but I am thankful to Him that He has blessed me with many things that do the same.

My newest grandbaby and his siblings brings a BIG smile to my face!
Watching my 5 oldest grandchildren at a Saturday bible school brought a smile to my face.
Seeing Silas smile his real first smile made me do just the same thing!
Watching the sun rise this morning as we head to New Orleans to pick up Melissa at the airport made me smile. I am so ready to see my baby girl!
Trying to get a decent picture of Ashlie's boys together last night before church forced me to smile so I wouldn't get upset! We couldn't get them to both smile at the same time. I had told Bryton to give me just one smile and after he did and Sawyer didn't, I asked him to smile again and he said "I already did, Nana". So no more smiles from Bryton...
No words needed.....
Oh, yeah... there is nothing that tastes better than a mint chocolate chip ice cream bar.
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.."
(Proverbs 15:13)

God is so good. I am so thankful that He loves me and that He has given me the ability to smile even when it doesn't seem like there is anything to smile about. All you have to do is look around and there will be something to bring a grin to your face. Even if it's just ice cream..  :)


Christian said...

Great kids... May God use you more and more continually... God bless you!

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear friend, This Thursday I'm thankful for you! Love seeing the photos of your grands-especially Silas. Wonderful photo of you holding him...your smile says it all.
Have a wonderful, blessed day.
Love, Noreen

Yolanda said...

Oh that ice cream bar looks divine! I had Melissa on my mind and heart all day yesterday, but I never did take the time to text and ask about her, I am so sorry. Bad, bad friend (meaning me!)

Love you

Leslie said...

What precious little ones! I can't wait to be a grandma (someday)!

Barbara said...

Good morning, I do Thankful Thursday too, and love to just praise the lord for all his blessings on me, yes your photos say it all, hugs my friend.

Sandy said...

Beth, I needed to see all of these smiles today! Thank you for sharing, and I love mint chocolate chip icecream bars, too!

Steph T. said...

SO many things to be thankful for!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Yep ... no words needed when a grandmother's heart is spilling over.


Heart2Heart said...


You have truly captured it all in one word, a smile! Truly everything we have to be thankful for, brings us a smile.

Love this list and all the pictures that accompany it.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nancy M. said...

Great smiles! I need to remember to smile when I'm getting frustrated!

Loren said...

Oh Beth...I am just smiling with you and feeling your love for the Lord and your precious grandbabies!!! Sooo excited you are heading to pick up Melissa :) Thank you Lord for ALL you did in and through her and for bringing them ALL home safely!! God is soooo good and so worthy of our Praise my friend!

I love you so !!

Big hugs to you today!

Angel said...

Love your thankful list. Really love how blessed you are with all those grandbabies!! So glad Melissa is coming home, I remember how I felt when my daughter would come home from missions trips!! The two "not quite smilers" are adorable!!

And you are right, if all else fails there is always ice cream to make you smile!!

Love all the things that make you smile!!

LisaShaw said...

Your family is SO PRECIOUS!! Welcome to your newest Grandbaby!! May the blessings of the LORD rest with your family always. HE loves you!!!

Hugs and love!

Nana Jul said...

I bet your smiling with Melissa right now!! Praise God for her safe return!! I think your grandchildren are precious even the too tired to smile boys :) Rest in the LORD's outstretched arms!!
Love ya sister!

Beth E. said...

What a great list of things for which to be thankful! I have to admit...I looked twice at the mint chocolate chip ice cream bar! ;-)

Stacey Dawn said...

The "already did Nana" cracks me up. That ice cream looks yumo and am so glad Melissa gets to be home!! Whoo hoo!

Lynda Young said...

Such a beautiful post.
And I love choc mint ice cream!

DJ at The Quiet Quill said...

Adorable pictures! My favorite is the one of the boys not smiling at the same time - can't we all relate? I love it.

Cindy said...

Isn't being a Nana just the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!! ice cream....well no words needed there either:)

Courtney said...

I loved seeing all the smiles. Often times we get too catch up in what is going wrong in our lives that we forget to count the simple blessings that God has bestowed on us. Thanks for your post.