Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Thank you to Iris at Grace Alone  for hosting Thankful Thursday this week.

As I've been enjoying this precious "newborn" time the last two weeks I've been reflecting a lot on the importance of my family.

My husband has been so strong, patient, and kind through the difficult pregnancy and now through the newborn baby days.

I'm so fortunate to have parents who love the Lord and have been married for 38 years. I am so thankful that I grew up in a stable and loving home and that I still have a great relationship with my parents.

I also have wonderful grandparents. One grandfather has gone to be with the Lord. My other grandfather is recovering from a major cancer surgery. I hope to be able to bring the baby to Iowa to visit him and my grandmother soon.
The other grandmother was in town last week and got to meet her new great -grandson:

I wrote about Grandma Theora HERE - she truly is a Proverbs 31 woman.

I have been blessed with in-laws who love the Lord. They took very good care of me while I was on bed rest!

Last week the Teen came over and we had a wonderful visit - it was so nice to have lunch with both of my boys! seems he might be taller than me now.

We also had a great dinner with my aunt and uncle and three of my cousins last week.

I am truly blessed to have such a great family.


  1. Family is such a precious gift, bless you.

  2. Beautiful post ~ and baby, too! Congratulations!! Family really IS a blessing and I hope you can continue to draw on their support ~ and bless them with yours as well ~ for many years to come!

  3. So true, family is so precious. I am glad that you have such a great relationship with all of them. Congratulations on the new baby, so beautiful.

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

    Love & peace,
    <>< Iris

  4. What a precious little man! Sounds like you are very blessed with a great family! Praying your rest is deep and renewing (when you get it)!!!

  5. Family is a wonderful think to be thankful for. Family is a precious gift from God.

    Congratulations on the new family member!!

  6. Congrats on the new addition! Families are wonderful and too many of us take our loved ones for granted.

    Thank you for sharing and happy TT!


  7. Congrats on your new baby, and what a blessing your family is.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. The pictures are wonderful! The teen is definitely looking taller than you. :) In-laws get so much negative attention so I'll second you and say that there are WONDERFUL in-laws out there. I'm blessed to have an amazing mother-in-law and the best father-in-law (he went to be with the Lord 1 1/2 yrs. ago.) anyone could ever have. Hugs...


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