Thursday, December 2, 2010

oh so thankful

"Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice." (1 Chronicles 16:8-10, NIV)

There are so many things that I have to be thankful for. Here are four of them... Eli, Silas, Mikaela and Mercie are definitely on the top of the list. I will be so glad when their cousins make it home from Wyoming and then this picture will be complete.

I am thankful for the sweet smiles of baby Silas. He can certainly melt your heart with that face.

I am thankful for the fun that I had today as 3 of my grandbabies helped me decorate my Christmas tree. They did a wonderful job and my tree has never looked better! 

I am thankful for the laughter that bubbled up inside me each time I saw Eli wearing this hat and flashing me this big grin.
And the sweetness of this moment when we realized Mercie had crawled up in Papa's chair and promptly fell asleep on him.
And the hysterical laughter that accompanied a fun day Megan and I shared as I taught her to sew. She finally got the hang of it and with a little coaching from me, she made Mikaela and Mercie the cutest skirts.
I am thankful for all 3 of my daughters. Melissa and Megan are 12 months apart and I am thankful that they have always been good friends. They are missing their baby sister, Ashlie, terribly and are ready for her to be home. So is her Mama!
I am thankful that Sawyer was OK after he fell and hit his head on their coffee table last week. Ashlie had to take him to the ER and he had to have stitches, but I am so glad it wasn't any worse than that. She sent me this picture from her phone while they were in the ER in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Poor little fella...
I am also thankful for his big brother, Bryton. I am so ready to see these little fellas and am so grateful that the job their daddy is on right now is almost over and they will be heading home where they belong!
God is so good. He has blessed me abundantly and I am so grateful to Him. There are so many things that we take for granted and I am determined to do my best to be more appreciative for even the small things. I am thankful that for now, my family is all healthy and able to be together.

My precious friend, Charlotte, was swept up in the arms of Jesus early Tuesday morning and ushered into her heavenly home for all eternity. She fought a courageous battle with cancer but God called her home and she doesn't have to fight anymore. She has been restored back to health. She is tired no more and she is free of all pain and suffering.  Charlotte is seeing our precious Lord face-to-face in all of His glory. Thank you, Lord, for the blessed assurance that we have of life eternal with You.

Ever thankful,

Thanks, Greg!!


Terry said...

Very nice post. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, Charlotte, but it's always comforting to know that friends are with the Lord.

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a collection of blessings!

Beth E. said...

Those grandbabies are absolutely adorable. I know you are anxious to have them ALL back home!

Thanks for sharing your sweet pics of your family.

Continuing to pray for Charlotte's family.


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

They are just precious...sorry about the loss of your friend, yet thankful she is with the Lord

Nana Jul said...

Beth, your thankfulness for your family OVERFLOWS the saucer girl!!Thanking Jesus for everything great and small, makes us whole. Those grandchildren sparkle under your tree, you have a sparklie family!
Love ya, and will keep you lifted in prayer.

Faith Imagined said...

God is so good! Your life is full of little blessings! BTW, I adore the sleeping picture!!!

Karen said...

These pictures are precious...sweet blessings!

So sorry for the loss of your friend, but very glad you will see her again!

Anonymous said...

Beth, I am thankful for your sweet and giving heart. What a beautiful family you have been blessed with!
Praying for Charlotte's family.

Toia said...

Love the post!! Your grandbabies are so precious!! You have a beautiful family!!!