Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up

Do you have times where it's hard for you to focus on your blessings? Me, too! That's when I really force myself to think of all the Lord has done for me...this is one of those times, dear friends. I'm having a hard time not focusing on the hard things I'm going through and so I sit here, fingers poised over the keyboard, to think - really think - of all the blessings I have in my life. So, let's get started.

55. I have to once again thank God for my husband. He really is the biggest blessing in my life. He was there with me for most of the time I was in the hospital; spending the night, being my advocate, cheering me up and doing little errands for me because I needed something. I don't know if people really realize how a person's illness affects not only them, but the whole family. To have a supportive family is truly a blessing!

56. This brings me to my youngest son who realized I was sick when I didn't. My temperature was so high, I was delirious and didn't realize I was actually sick. He stepped in, got me to the emergency room, stayed with me the first night I was in the hospital and slept in an absolutely horrible bed. I am so thankful for him. He's so mature and so giving of himself!

57. My hubby has blessed me with a new Bible. I have a study Bible that I have dearly loved, but it's become quite hard for me to manage because of it's weight. I really needed to make a change and so my hubby got me this beautiful Bible.

Isn't it gorgeous?  It's the perfect size and weight and I'm having a much easier time of reading it and using it for my Bible study. This Bible has blessed me so much!

58.  When I was in the hospital, I was lamenting about the fact that I didn't have clear nail polish on my nails. I really have to  keep polish on my nails because they are so weak now and are easily chipped or split. He went out and bought me this

It was so sweet of him as this is really out of his comfort zone! It's a beautiful clear polish with small, pink glitter in it. It cheered me up to no end and protected my nails while I was in the hospital. What a blessing to have such a sweet hubby and to have a fun polish, too!

59.  I have kept a journal since I was a very, young child. I have one that I had a few pages left in and my hubby realized this. He found these wonderful journals at the Christian book store that have snap-on plates that you can inter-change for a different look for the cover. They are so neat. I don't have a picture of mine, but this picture shows you the owl snap-on plate I have.

Mine is different in that it has a Scripture written on it. I don't think they are really available anymore unless you find a few left at a Christian store. I just love this new journal and it's such a blessing to have a new, beautiful journal from my hubby!

60.  My biggest blessing of all is all the prayers that have been prayed over me as I, once again, was in the hospital. I'm so thankful for your prayers and for the prayers of my friends and family here. I truly believe knowing that I'm being prayed for has sustained me on days when I thought I truly couldn't go on. Knowing the Lord is hearing those prayers is the most awesome blessing of all!

Please share your own blessings or beautiful blog post on the link-up below! Thank you for your comments, too, as they always brighten my day and bless me!

Blessings - Julie

1 comment:

  1. Julie, that is one fantastic list! I am so glad our support is Jesus AND our families. I am praying for you.♥


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