Thursday, August 19, 2010

family filled thankful thursday

I am thankful for Greg and the ability to join him for our own Thankful Thursday post.

** I am thankful for all my grandchildren and am very thankful that they all love each other.  They may not always get along, but they do love each other! ha!

(Mercie R. and Bryton H. reading together on Sunday)
** I am thankful that my daughter Ashlie and her husband, Cody, celebrated 4 years of marriage yesterday. They went out to eat and I got to keep Sawyer while Cody's mom kept Bryton. Ashlie won't leave the boys much so it was fun to get to keep him without her being here!

We played animals.
He played the piano and I'm sure he was praising the Lord.

Came home from church and took a good bath and played until the water was cold.

I got to wrap him up in a baby towel, slather him with lotion and get him dressed in his jammies. There is nothing quite as sweet as a good smelling baby in his jammies.

Ahhh.. no words for this. Just pure bliss. Pure love. Pure joy.....
** I am thankful for God's word. I have so many verses highlighted in my bible and a stack of index cards on my desk filled with scriptures. I also LOVE my new index card binder! It is so cool!
(did you get one Yolanda????)

I love God's word!

"That they might set their hope in God, and not forget
the works of God, but keep His commandments."
(Psalm 78:7)
 **I am thankful for my husband. I love being a preacher's wife. I love being married to my pastor. I am so glad that he is an amazing father to our 3 girls and super Papa to our 6 grandbabies.

We've been together 25 1/2 years. We must be doing something right!

** I am thankful that God continues to bestow such undeserved mercy and grace on me and my family. He is the biggest joy of my life. The greatest treasure I could ever find. Thank you Lord for sending Your precious Son to this earth to die on the cross at Calvary, so I could have forgivenses for my sins and thank you for giving me eternal life.


Nana Jul said...

What a Thankful heart you have!
Bryton looks like he's just enjoying every second he got to play in the water at Nana's! - and I think those hooded towels are the B.E.S.T! I didn't know there were little binders for index cards...too cool! A great place to keep the treasures we find in The Word of God!
Happy TT! Thank you Jesus for Beth.

Thena said...

You are so right. There's nothing quite like a baby fresh out of the tub rubbed down with lotion. I have one of them notebooks around here. I have been keeping index cards in a box but I like the notebook idea. I can put it in my purse. A great way to read scriptures while stuck waiting for an appointment or something.

Steph T. said...

Beth...I am so thankful for you. You always inspire me with God's word. THank you for your example as a Pastor's wife. Ur grandkids are PRECIOUS!!! I am thankful GOd put you in my life. Love the scripture binder!! GREAT idea!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for grandparents and caregivers said...

Oh how sweet! I'm with you - fun and sweet activities for grandparents and their grandchildren are so fun, and settling them down to a peaceful sleep - with a Bible story and prayer time - is truly bliss!

Tracita Linda (Tracey) said...

What sweet pics, I'm over from TT! You are sure one young-looking Nana! I'm sure they always have fun with you!

Angel said...

I just love you!! You have such a sweet heart!! I love all the pictures of that grandbaby getting ready for night night!!

I love how you love your sweet hubby, there's nothing better than a wonderful husband!!

Love your scripture binder, will have to get me one of those!!

Love and Blessings to you!!!

sarah said...

awesome photos. just Love that baby boy with the little towel on his head.....

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, Love this post-I too love when our grands are ready for bed and smell so sweet. How blessed we are.
Hugs to you today.

Beth E. said...

What an awesome post! Like Steph, I am thankful for YOU. You are so thoughtful, loving, and kind. I am thankful for your friendship and for your prayers. You are precious to me!

Love you...

Barbara said...

Amen Beth, I know you were in a blissful state, your grandson is so adorable, and yep I agree I love being married to a preacher and having him as my pastor too, it just always blessed my heart.
Hugs and blessings, Barbara

Redeemed By His Love said...

Beth, you are a blessing! Love the pictures of your sweet grandbabies.
You can see God's joy written over your faces of you and your dh!
p.s.- I like your index cards and new holder...mind sharing where you bought yours. I need a new one :)

Karen said...

Awww...what a wonderful home full of blessings you have! I enjoyed the pictures and your words...

Yolanda said...

This caused my heart to be over flowing, I love, LOVE, L.O.V.E. the picture of you and Jimbo!!!

And by the way, I've looked in Garden and in Liberal, and they don't have them, I even looked at Target. :-(