Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bless The Lord... Oh My Soul....



Counting my blessings tonight....
I'm  grateful, and it's been a long time since I stopped and recorded just a few random blessings here.    

I'm thankful tonight to have the most High God love even me ... even still, and forever.
I'm thankful for my bestest friend on earth... Myguy.  I'm thankful for the time  we've been spending together, ... to be held in own his heart.... and strong comforting arms.  I'm thankful he's the Bigdaddy of our kids, and grateful God somehow grows our love triangle closer together every single day.

I'm thankful for all our kids... their health
and that You chose me to  be their Momma and GrammaLea.

I'm thankful for this olde house that has so much story inside.
For friends, and family to love and be loved by too...
For my "Sidebar" and our united prayers. (Edit: Sidebar is what iphones change "sisterbear" to- so if my Sister texts, Hi sisterbear,.... I get: hi sidebar"  Still makes me laugh out loud.
For a special friend who surprised me so much yesterday with love, and Art in Lydia purple! 
For  apple crisp right out of the oven...
For warm sunshine on the back of my neck,
Wrinkly hands to hold and be held.

...A mentor who shares life, boosts high and always gives grace.
For hope through a fellow blogger
and encouragement through  people and places -  I wouldn't always imagine....maybe???   
For music that fills and helps turn me.. deeper into worship.  
Smiles from strangers...
and prayers from someone I somehow can feel sometimes?? 
For sweet dreams... and
the whatevers that steer to  truth... and into  trusting....
Those fluffy  mashed potatoes with  real butter.
Our locked fingers squeezing tight.
The  kiss in the doorway....
AngelMother memories... mine and Bettys too.
For art...and exciting possibilities ahead...
For the dragonfly run in,
For the electrician who's working here  and how his kindness trenched around; not through a rosebush. ;) 
 How he mentioned "You" to us!!!!
The tiny birds at the edge of the pond... chicklets with fast little legs.
The hawk catching each new wind wave...
How the catfish know the sound of the four wheeler
and  swirl up the mud; making pond water boil anticipating their fishfood.
That I'm able to walk, sing ... and whistle to You.
and the windchimes tuned to church bells  that help slow us down to  listen and really hear.
For growing grass ... and feeding no more winter hay.
That I get to be one of your dots.connecting along with others into a pattern I can't see.. but I know you do.
I'm thankful for the internet, ... for an olde shed and how  You brought me here... even tonight.

Thank you Father for all these things and so much more....
 





14 comments:

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

So beautiful, Lea! And I am so sure that in the midst of so much pain, disinterest, blame, and hurt in the world, God is so glad to hear from one grateful heart such as yours. Our prayers of thanks are a sweet smelling offering to Him --- not fake air fresheners!!!!

I loved the part about the catfish! And I love your electrician!!!!!

Denise said...

I am thankful for you my friend, love you.

Trace4J said...

Just beautfiul.
Love the red and turquoise heart!
Yesterday while mowing I was singing that exact song..
BLESS THE LORD OH MY SOUL...
Oh my SOUL! Bless His Holy Name...
Could ya hear me?
Woolie Joy in HIM

Rebecca said...

Oh, yes! Thank You, God, for EVERYthing! ♪ Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow ♪

Debra said...

Oh Lea-I can't even tell you how much I needed this-all those reminders of His faithfulness and lovingkindness-we get to keep these things in our hearts, and they point us to a marvelous Savior-who cares about the little and the big.
Love ya!

Fran. Boggs said...

So glad to see my LEA friend being thankful for God's simple everyday blessings!! I am thinking of you so much lately as I dream of my gardens. I have decided on my theme for this year!! LOL Farmhouse and Americana!! I got everything I need already just need to move some things around. Oh how I LOVE dreaming of it and being able to walk outside!! LOL I just LOVE how beautiful your pics are Lea you are very blessed with Gods beauty all around you!! XOXOXOXO Love ya Fran.

Sherry said...

what a wonderful list. You are truly blessed. I love reading gratitude!! Thanks for sharing. xo

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I am just so happy to know you!!

Dee said...

Your thankful lists are so heart warming to me. I can only imagine how much the Lord loves them :) Your scripture card is beautiful. I admire them so much.

Irene Pomerinke said...

Amen

Irene Pomerinke said...

AMEN!

Attic Clutter said...

oh Lea that was just filled with wonderful thankfuls(:)
many you said we share (:)
hugs my cyber pal

Dee said...

As your list shows there is always something to be thankful for....praise to our Heavenly Father\0/

Attic Clutter said...

howdy friend (:)