Monday, August 29, 2011

Grateful for Everyday Blessings

I'm counting everyday blessings as I link up with Ann of A Holy Experience.

I have to drive quite a distance to get back and forth to work each day.  While I find working with little children all day can be fun, it is very tiring.

Upon arriving home one evening, I was greeted with this sign posted across the stove in the kitchen.

As I walked into the rest of the house, I saw another sign posted.

My husband had created a new dish for dinner.  Greg is very creative in his cooking.  He never follows a recipe and is great with leftovers.

Since he works online from home, he surprised me with a pasta dish using frozen artichokes he found in the freezer and a variety of other ingredients.  I have to say ...it was delicious!

#140 A husband who takes the time to help out at home

#141 Greg gives me lots of love


#142 Our marriage relationship has grown closer in the midst of our trials and challenges


Although the temperatures in the Phoenix area are setting heat records, we do have air conditioned rooms in our school.

Our three year old class learned to hold their pencils last week.  Some of them still need some help.  But they are beginning to learn to write their names.

#143 Seeing children write letters and see their names

Children at this age do not like to share.  I guess that's our human nature.  But in PE, they had to find a partner and share a ball.  They learned to pass it back and forth.  A few of them struggled and some of them didn't like the partner they were assigned but in the end, they seemed to have ...fun.

#144 Observing the children as they play together

#145 Seeing children begin to share

Yesterday in church, we sang several songs of praise that were very meaningful to me.  One of the songs was called "In His Time" and I hadn't heard it in such a long time.  I thought the lyrics were worth posting as I know I struggle with God's timing.  I seem to want my prayers answered NOW but that's usually not God's perfect timing.

#146 Learning to trust God's perfect timing

IN HIS TIME, IN HIS TIME
HE MAKES ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL IN HIS TIME
LORD, PLEASE SHOW ME EVERYDAY
AS YOU'RE TEACHING ME YOUR WAY
AND I'LL DO JUST WHAT YOU SAY
IN YOUR TIME.

IN YOUR TIME, IN YOUR TIME
YOU MAKE ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR TIME
LORD, MY LIFE TO YOU I BRING
MAY EACH SONG I HAVE TO SING
BE TO YOU A LOVELY THING
IN YOUR TIME

BE TO YOU A LOVELY THING
IN YOUR TIME.



My niece Katie lives in Brooklyn, NY.  I also have many friends who live on Long Island where I grew up.   I was praying for them as Hurricane Irene was heading for their area.

#147  Thankful that my loved ones and friends are safe



Blessings and love,

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7 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

What a treasure of a husband...God has encouraged you daily through your husband and during this time of your obedience to work outside the home...precious pictures of the kids and words...as for sharing, well do we ever really learn that lesson?

Kristin Bridgman said...

Yes, He makes all things beautiful in His time! What a great God we serve!

Amydeanne said...

funny, my hubbies name is Greg as well and He loves to cook! I love it when I get those kind of dishes as well! :) Great list of blessings!

hk said...

Loved the way Greg introduced dinner - very clever. At our house I think it would just be a fast food bag on the counter, but still it would be nice to have dinner waiting for me.
Glad to know that Katie and your friends are doing OK. Wish some of that rain would work its way here.

Sandy said...

Hurray for Greg! That was awesome
and sounded so yummy. Love your
list and glad to hear in that the
continuing trials you and your
hubby have found an even deeper
love. I can agree with that.
Hugs~

bluecottonmemory said...

Loved the signs! So sweet. My guy cooked breakfast for us this morning (Hadn't recovered from jet lag from China:) - but loved it anyhow! Glad your fam is safe -and what a blessing to have a teacher who loves the Lord! Hope you have a week full of after-work energy!!

Kim {Recipes To Run On} said...

Luv your site and love your blessings....I've thought about starting to do this too. Such a great way to be aware of all that we have to be thankful for!

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