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Monday, November 1, 2010

30 Days of Gratitude and a giveaway

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
 Psalm 118:24

Normally, I like to post The Simple Woman’s Daybook on Monday; however since it is November 1st I wanted to get off to a good start with 30 Days of Gratitude!  If you would like to join, go on over to Garden of Learning.   


Today I am thankful for family.  Not just mine, though I am crazy about them, but yours, too!  I have met so many wonderful families via the Land of Blogdom.    It is an honor to be able to share little glimpses of your days and your families.

If you haven’t read this post about two sisters, you should.  It will make your smile!

And here is a post Lyn shared about her sons that is so sweet.  You might want to grab a tissue or two.

And if you want, grab the box of tissues and come along with me.  Have you met Cyn?  Have you seen the precious pictures of her grandson, Alex?  If not, this story will have you in tears.  This family will triumph in the midst of adversity, I know they willGod will see them through the crisis they are facing. 

As you read their story, it brings the health of your sweet loved ones to the top of the list when it comes to what is important.  And in turn what we are most thankful for.

I am dedicating today’s post to families.  How they make our hearts sing and how they are able to give us the most cause for concern.  Still they are precious.  They make our hearts overflow with love.

“Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”  ~ Psalms 127:3-5

I am married to the most awesome guy…..for 37 years now.  We have been blessed with a full quiver!

Jenny, 34
Stephanie, 32
Aaron, 30
Elijah, 15
Teamer, 14
~and eleven precious grandbabies~

Thank YOU, Father for the gift of FAMILYYOU have given us a rich heritage.  We are blessed!

*Be sure and enter Mary’s giveaway over at Sketches by Mary. 
Mary is giving away some lovely things!  Don't miss out!



  1. those quivers are indeeed a blessed thing. and also the blessing of the family of God...for these both I thank you, oh LORD. have a beautiful, blessed day, my friend!

  2. Hi enjoyed the post. Thank you! Our children are 38, 35, and almost 32.the girls are 19 and 16. We love having the girls so much. They have brightened up our days. My honey and I have been married for 36 years.Isn't this neat! We also have 2 babies in heaven. ONe day we will be reunited! WE have 9 it. WE have what we call Grammie and Poppa Camp. It is a precious time!

    Hugs sweet friend! Linda

  3. What a lovely post! I, too, am thankful for the health of my family (and it's probably going to end up as a post this month! lol) Looking forward to reading more in November.

  4. I am so thankful for families too!

  5. Families really are such an awesome blessing, aren't they? Thanks so much for sharing! :-)


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