Thursday, August 5, 2010

thankful for His goodness

Many times I stand in awe at the goodness of God. I marvel at the wonderful things He bestows upon me daily. He has blessed me in ways that I never thought possible. He has been so gracious to me and my cup truly overflows with unfathomable treasures of life. Thank you, Lord for the abundant mercy and grace that you have chosen to dole out to me. So undeserved. So unmerited. But so appreciated...

I watch Sawyer and Bryton run and jump and play and my heart is filled with thankfulness at the health my precious Lord has given them. I am thankful for their strong legs and their active bodies. I am thankful that I can put my arms around them and get some awesome hugs and love from these sweet boys. Thank you, Lord for allowing me the joy of watching them grow.

Help me to be thankful even when they won't cooperate for pictures.....

I see my oldest 2 grandchildren learning more about Jesus everyday and it just thrills my soul. As I listen to Mikaela read her bible to me, I am thankful that she loves the Lord. When Eli's eyes light up as he tells me what he is learning in church, I whisper my thanks to my precious Savior. I am so thankful that for whatever reason, they love their Nana so much! I am thankful that they still get excited when I walk through their door, even if it's the 3rd time that week. I am so thankful that I have the chance to spend so much time with my grandbabies and that I am able to develop close relationships with them.

When my sweet Mercie tells me that she loves me and ends her sentence with 'dude', I am thankful. Thankful that she makes me laugh with her extreme southern drawl. She turns a one syllable word into one with at least 2 or possibly 3. Thank you, Lord for the gift of our sweet Mercie. Have mercy, indeed.

When I see my favorite preacher holding our little Mercie girl and really rockin' his cowboy hat, I am thankful that he loves our grandchildren so deeply.

Oh, my. I am so thankful for the miracle of new life. The amazing, wonderful, precious miracle of a newborn baby. Silas has given me 6 weeks of snuggles, love, smiles and even a laugh or two. When he smiles, he has the cutest 2 dimples just like big sister Mikaela. When I nestle that precious cheek next to mine, I am so thankful that God has allowed me to part of his little life. I am thankful that He has blessed me with another grandbaby to share my amazing love of God with. Thank you, Lord for this little creation that you breathed the breath of life into.

"Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift"
(2 Corinthians 9:15)
thank you Greg for hosting Thankful Thursday, yet one more time!


Alleluiabelle said...

Beautiful my precious friend. Absolutely beautiful!

Love you so much,

Barbara said...

Yes amen and amen, "Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift"
(2 Corinthians 9:15)wonderful scripture, an just touches my heart every time I read it, I also have Thankful Thursday, and all I am so very thankful and blessed of God for. Hugs my friend.

NanaNor's said...

Sweet Beth, Loved this post and your grateful heart! Silas is adorable!!!! I'm thankful for health today although there is uncertainty with my liver-God knows all the days of my life. I am so thankful for His love bestowed on us through you!
Hugs and love,

Heart2Heart said...


I am so blessed that you share the lives and blessings of your family with all of us. There truly is no greater joy than watching them grow in the love of God!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nana Jul said...

I can picture little Mercie and her extreme southern accent, ending her sentences with dude...Have Mercy indeed...that is enough to melt any Nana's heart! 5 more precious gifts all in their own special way...BLESSED girl!!

Faith Imagined said...

You have me in tears! God is so GOOD to us!!! My kiddos are sleeping but I am going to sneak into thier room and give them big kisses!

I adore the pictures especially the feet one! There is just something special about cute baby feet!

Stacey Dawn said...

So happy for you an the relationship you have with your grandbabies - precious beyond words.

Beth E. said...

Beautiful post, Beth, and a beautiful family!

I am so thankful for YOU. You are a true friend. I thank you so much for your prayers for my brother and our family! He needs healing and deliverance in many areas of his life. Please continue to pray.

Camille said...

How precious to have these little ones in your life! The photos are gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet encouragement on Stephanie's blog just the other day...I appreciated you leaving a comment. :)