Saturday, February 5, 2011

things that bring me joy...

Things that bring me joy:

**These 2 boys bring me much joy! Bryton and Sawyer are my youngest daughter's children and they are so much fun to be around. They are as different as night and day but they are both very loving and sweet.

Bryton crawled up in his mama's lap the other day and said, "Mama, I love my whole life!" Now if that doesn't fill a person with some joy, not much will. I love it when Sawyer says, "Mama be right back", everytime Ashlie leaves the room for even a second. He hates for her to get out of his sight and that is his way of assuring himself that she is coming right back!

**The sound of heaven's rain playing a symphony outside my window in the early hours of the morning, fills me with joy.

**Watching my youngest grandchild pull himself to a standing position and looking so proud of himself! Silas is 7 months old and is growing up so fast!


** Eli hugging me tight and saying, "Nana, I just love you!" That fills my heart with joy overflowing! I am such a blessed Nana and I love this fella so much! He is a sweetheart and never fails to put a smile on my face and in my heart. He also just loves the pajamas I made him for Christmas and that fills me with joy as well!


**My husband coming home after being gone 6 long days with his dad in Houston.

**Seeing Mercie so excited about the dress I made her for her birthday party. She will be 3 years old tomorrow. Mercie is a bundle of sweetness and is full of energy! She brings joy everywhere she goes. Happy Birthday my little princess!


**The spiritual longing I see in Mikaela's precious heart even at the tender age of 8. I can see God working in her little life and it fills me with great joy to imagine what God is going to do through her and in her in the years to come! I know that He has wonderful things in store for her. Mikaela has such a sweet and loving nature. She has filled this Nana with MUCH joy in her 8 years!


**The look of joy on my mom's face last week when I surprised her on her birthday by showing up at her birthday dinner. She had NO idea I was coming and it was so much fun! It was worth the 350 mile round trip to see my mom on her special day. 

**These 3 kiddos fill me with joy when I watch them play together. I'm not really sure what they were dressed up as the other day, but they were sure having a good time doing it! I am so thankful that the cousins get to spend alot of time together.

Mercie R., Bryton H., Eli R.

**God's Word always brings me joy. This scripture is just really speaking to me right now and so it brings me joy each time I read it.

"I love them that love me; and those
that seek me early shall find me"
(Proverbs 8:17)

I love how God's Word shows us time and time again, that if we are looking for Him, we will most assuredly find Him. He wants us to want Him! He longs for us to seek Him. We need to be seeking Him early and then we will find Him!

**My Savior brings me the most joy of all. He has loved me from the very beginning of time and sacrificed all so that I could have forgiveness of my sins and eternal life. Thank you, Lord. I love you.

Basking in joy tonight,


"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Great post, Beth! We truly have much that brings us joy!


Mari said...

Beth, that was one of the most touching posts ever. I was right there with you feeling all that joy. I don't have that many grandkids, but other than that I hope I can share a list like yours someday. Thanks for sharing that with us to give us some joy today!


Nana Jul said...

Thank you Jesus for allowing such joy in our lives. Thank you for Beth's overflowing joy!
May you cause us to see life through the eyes of little children, with excitement, and may we proclaim like Bryton..Jesus, I love my whole life!!
Thanks for sharing your joy with us make me smile!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great joys...and all those boys after having had three girls yourself...your granddaughters are just precious also. A wonderful list of joys!

My five year old recorded in my phone a song for me..."I love you Mommy" It went on and on and "forever" was in there also. He brought me my phone and said, "I think you will want to hear this"
What JOY!!!
God is good...all the time!

Yolanda said...


Joy is one of the greatest GIFTS that God bestows upon us, there are many, but JOY is one of them.

Mercy that dress for Mercie is precious!!


Sonja said...

What a beautiful list of blessings Beth! Those little faces are so precious. I know just what you mean. JOY!!!

Beth E. said...

What precious grandbabies! I'm looking forward to some grandbaby joy someday! :-)

Nancy said...

You are so creative and talented. I can see why you have so much joy with all of those darling grandchildren. Very blessed, indeed.