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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Being Thankful

Been awhile since I posted...much going on in our lives. Today I want to focus on the things I have to be thankful for:

  • I am thankful for April showers that have brought May flowers, the gardens are at their prettiest right now 
  • The hummingbirds are back, although I have not seen them, I have heard them
  • For having a friend who shares my enthusiasm for gardening and flowers
  • Feeling better and stronger with each passing day...there are still some issues that have to be resolved but the difference between last spring and this spring is huge
  • Giggling grandchildren
  • A graduation we will be celebrating this Saturday
  • A baby dedication this Sunday....my two youngest grandchildren will be dedicated to the Lord
  • A quiet afternoon, I have no errands to run. The weather is overcast, ground wet from all the rain we have had the last two days, it's perfect for planting flowers or reading a book, I will probably do both
  • For the extra measure of grace that God has given me the last couple of weeks concerning my job, praying for continued grace and wisdom, might be some unfeathering of the nest going on
  • Having a house full of family on Mothers Day, including young son
  • Knowing that I am not without help, I am not alone, my steps are directed, I have a refuge and a shield, I have been hemmed in behind and before. There is no randomness in my life...not if I believe my life belongs to him....there is much to be thankful for!


11 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful list...and praying healing for you in Jesus name.

No I never imagined the friendships or hearts ties that would come from blogging...I even commented to a friend at the beginning I didn't care if anyone read my blog...boy was I wrong, because I would have missed what God wanted to do in my life and I would have missed meeting the Body of Christ

Sandy said...

Lovely post of gratitude, Maryann. Enjoyed your thankfulness and I am also praying,as Janette mentioned, for your healing in the name above all other names.
Take care~

myletterstoemily said...

your list of grateful graces made me
grateful too. i would love to hear
those grandbaby giggles!

i loved your story about your husband
(as a boyfriend) sneaking off the base
and then getting caught.

we were young once.

LDH said...

So nice to read your Thankful thoughts ~ especially that you are feeling better and stronger :) Sweet weekend plans!

Petra said...

So much to be thankful for! Your heart is beautiful all full of thanksgiving and praise.

Debbie said...

I was so blessed reading your list...Yes, we have so much to be thankful for. Praying for your health too....HUGS

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet post today. I always enjoy your posts. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

mare ball said...

Beautiful list. You are blessed to have so many things to be grateful for. i just started my first garden and have posted a bit about it. Do you have any tips? It's amazing to me how things just GROW! We had our first cuke yesterday and it was so fun!

Sonja said...

A very worthy list and so well said.

Praying for your health needs to all be met!

no spring chicken said...

When we count our blessings there's no room for Satan! Counting along with you...

~~Debbie

Marla and Steve said...

As I read your blessings I am reminded of how many I have. So often our sharing extends beyond words and into hearts. My heart feels better. Thank you. Hugs, Marla