Monday, November 20, 2017

Joyfilled Gratitudes

Hello friends!
It's Thanksgiving week!  
I'm so excited; are you?  
For the month of November I've been faithfully counting my blessings every day
and thought I'd share a few here.  

 Many of you know our house has been a wreck while we've been working on it.
That's meant not getting to have our  grandgirly over.  It's been thee
worst part of it all.  -- So being invited to play at their house just filled
me up to bubblin over.  Thankyou Lord for this gift of time spent well.    
 I'm also thankful for this gift of pumpkin spice my dearheart brought me.
-For  her love and friendship.  I'm so blessed.  
 I'm thankful for this sweet lil lump of pure sugar and 
that little Momma captured this  moment  for me to remember forever.  
 I'm thankful I witnessed  our Bull grooming Spirit the donkey.
I've never seen such a thing before??
 I'm thankful to hear love and laughter within these olde walls again.  
 For magic carpet rides. 

 For new stovepipe and this  olde farmhouse 
 we call home sweet home.  
 For walks in moonlight, beneath cedars dangled with gourds and 
billowing chrysanthemum cotton.  
For this pot of cooked cabbage 
on a bird feeding stove.  
For all these simple little things that make me 
so happy.  
For a few blooms to 
nourish the last fuzzy bumblebees.  
 .... and...Tiny kitten mews... and him sayin   
even though he's not a cat person- this is one of the reasons he loves me.

So many gifts... to count every 
single day.  
(Thank you Lord.)

(this photo was updated because I didn't realize I had previously
used the live version.- my oversight.)  

I'm also thankful to get  a cavity filled this morning. 
My dentists and their staff are all  so good to me.  
The tech gave me my bib and said  Doc would be in a minute to get me numbed up.
That's when my heart started poundin like crazy and I could feel my breathin getting 
all goofy.  I just can't help it.  They always say, "After all the surgeries you've been through..
this will be easy."  I know they're right but it's the shot thing!   
Anyways... she walked out and I started thinking about my Immanuel being WITH me.
Immanuel- God with us.  
"So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."  
Isaiah 41:10  
As always with scripture pictures; 
feel free to use and share it.

Have a great day,


Dawn Dutton said...

your house is really coming together. Glad its closer to being done. It can be so stressful to go thru that process.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
hugs, Dawn

Jean said...

Lea, your gratitude posts are always amazing, uplifting and inspiring. The photos are super and a great memory keeper especially of that special grandbaby and how quickly she is growing.

Frosty morning here in Scotland with slippy footpaths. Sun is shining and the birds are singing!

Warm hugs.

J x

Denise said...

Your farmhouse is sweet! I love the cow print loveseat, stove, everything! I'll be visiting your blog daily! Lol