Today my son and I dropped off a few donations at a local thrift store and went in to look for a few things. We didn’t end up buying anything, so we decided that while we were out, we would spend a little time together having fun. Of course, what having fun looks like this… Read More Day 209- Thankful for fun with my son
Today I reached the kitchen door, and what a funny sight met my eyes! Someone must have spilled something delicious down the front of the stove and didn’t clean it up, so Lilly decided to help herself! She went at it with gusto. Do you see her tail? Just barely? That’s because she wags it… Read More Day 198- Thankful for funny animal antics (photos)
Thursday March 19th, 2020 dawned bright and beautiful. The little hotel room that my daughter and I stayed in across from the college was very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay there, but we had to go pick up my son and all his stuff at the dorms, since COVID-19 prompted university shutdowns. We… Read More Day 145- Thankful for God’s provision, protection, and peace
My youngest daughter loves stories and drama and fun. She is a great storyteller, and and she loves to listen to stories told by other great storytellers. These photos are screen shots of a video I took of her performing her illustrated storytelling in Chapel on Wednesday. She likes to do imitations of other accents… Read More Day 127 – Thankful for stories with a lesson
Sunday morning was definitely a little harder to get up. My granddaughter got overtired yesterday and had trouble getting to sleep when bedtime came around. But, when I told her that we were going to be late for Sunday school, she immediately got her breakfast ready to go. I was glad to see that it… Read More Day 125 – Thankful for time spent in community, for beautiful days and pain relievers
Saturday morning, my granddaughter woke me up earlier than I would have liked. She and I went into the other room and relaxed on the couch for a few minutes in an effort not to wake up my husband. That wasn’t working out so well, so I took her to the Bread Co., and got… Read More Day 124 – Thankful for fun with my granddaughter
Yesterday morning my older daughter and I arranged for my granddaughter to come over. She’s the one that I wrote about who makes me laugh. I was looking so forward to spending time with her, as we were going to go skating at the local Roller Rink. Well, we did go skating. Unfortunately, I’m not… Read More Day 113 – Thankful it’s not worse, Take 2
One of the things that I’ve liked about my husband from the beginning has been his sense of humor. He comes up with these one-liners that make me laugh because they are so unexpected. Sometimes I try to remember the funny things he says so I can tell a friend, but I should have written… Read More Day 105 – Thankful for my husband’s sense of humor
I think that in the past, January is the month where I have just trudged through the month. Christmas is over, and spring is at least 2 months away. So, this looking for something to be thankful for in January has me reaching a little farther, beyond my normal, beyond my negative feelings about coldness,… Read More Day 96 – Thankful for wind chimes and for the Spirit wind ringing out His love
If you’re one of those people who just hates it when someone says, “At least it’s not worse,” I apologize. But in my own life, there are days where I’m struggling, and the thankfulness airplane just can’t seem to make it off the ground. That’s when I resort to this saying for myself. Last night… Read More Day 95 – Thankful things aren’t worse than they are
When my granddaughter was here last weekend, we played hide and seek. She is 5 and little. I’m, um, not 5 and big. 😁 My daughter-in-love was helping her hide, but with all my years of experience, I still managed to find her every time. At one point I hid by the side of my… Read More Day 87 – Lessons from Hide and seek – God wants us to find Him!!
A few days ago one of my older daughters brought her daughter over for two nights of “sleepovers”. My granddaughter is 5 years old and still requires LOTS of attention, but she loves to laugh and is fun to be around! A couple of times this weekend, we both had each other almost doubled over… Read More Day 82 – Thankful that my children and grandchildren make me laugh
I’m a little bit behind on these posts, but perhaps you all have been as busy as I have and haven’t missed them too much. This one is from Christmas day. Our core family of four got up, had breakfast and opened a few gifts. Then, my son went into the kitchen and started cooking… Read More Day 76 – Thankful for the joy of giving gifts, family time, good movies, and beautiful, unseasonal weather
Three days ago my husband made a bonfire, since the weather was warm enough, and we have some wood that really needs to be burned. We spent a little time together just sitting by the fire, enjoying the time together. After awhile, he decided that it was time to let the fire just burn down,… Read More Days 74 – Thankful for humor
I hope that you have all had a Happy Thanksgiving and that your weekend will go well! We had a very restful Thanksgiving day with six extra members of the family at our house. Two grandsons played video games most of the day, and the five-year-old granddaughter was as funny and giggly as ever! I… Read More Day 50 – Thankful for you!
As I mentioned this summer in this post, my youngest daughter and I have been going through the process of trying to get a diagnosis for the conglomerate of unpleasant symptoms that she has been suffering. This Thursday we get to go see a geneticist. In filling out the forms, I’ve had to contact family… Read More Day 20 – Thankful for deeper bonding in trying times
Lord, I thank You for surprise visits from family members who live so far away! It’s so good to see them and spend time with them! Thank You for the good times we can have together, however long or short it may be! Thank You for family love and laughter, for walks in the park,… Read More Worship with me #64
It’s been a wonderful whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Family came to my house from out of town for my son’s graduation. It was so good to see them all again! I went on grandma dates with three of my grandsons. That was fun! Each one of them is such an individual, each one… Read More Life Update, continued
Have you ever noticed how a little variety in life keeps things, even routines, from getting boring? Sometimes even meal planning can get so routine that we get tired of eating the same thing again and again. The other day my daughter and I were driving to the store to get candy for our church’s… Read More Mix It Up!
Dear Lord, Thank You so much for friendships, the new and the old! Thank You for how we can understand each other, cheer each other on, encourage each other, and pray for each other. Thank You for the good times of sharing our hearts deeply and for the lightheartedness of having fun together. Thank You… Read More Worship with me #25
Welcome to week 24 of Worship with me! I invite you to pray this prayer with me, and if you would like to add the prayers that this causes to rise up in your heart in the comments below, I would love to pray them with you! Thank You Lord for giving us family to… Read More Worship with me #24