Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Counting Our Blessings

It's that time again... Count Our Blessings Tuesday.  I have many things to be thankful for!

11.  That I was able to do a little more this week for my family.  I cooked a few meals this week that we all enjoyed.  I cooked old favorites (like spaghetti) and tried new recipes.  My family really enjoyed it and I was so thankful I could do it.  Yes, in fits and starts, but this is so huge because just a couple weeks ago, I couldn't do it at all.

12.  For a wonderful Valentine's Day with my hubby.  We didn't do much, in fact, we stayed home and just talked, watched TV and sipped iced-tea together, but it was so nice.  I have to say, it was probably one of the nicest Valentines we've ever had.  One of the reasons is number 13...

13.  We've actually had a couple of quiet days this week without my MIL making the whole day miserable.  Valentines Day started off bad with her doing "her thing" but then she suddenly quieted down and napped and my hubby and I were able to spend a quiet afternoon together.  It was heavenly!

14.  For a quiet Sunday.  We have never had a quiet Sunday here.  Sunday's have always been one of the hardest days here because of my MIL, however, Sunday was very nice.  We all kept saying, "It's so nice!"...and it was.

15.  For so many answered prayers.  God is so wonderful and He cares so much.  There have been many issues that we have been praying about and we are seeing God's hand working in so many of those areas.

What are you thankful for this week?

God bless you - Julie


  1. Praising our Lord, for your wonderful blessings this week. It's so very nice to have some time to just sit and relax while enjoying each others company. I'm sorry to hear things are still not very pleasant with your mil, I wish I could do something to change it for you.

  2. Hi, Julie, I'm visiting through Tamara's blog meme this morning. It's always a good thing to count blessings during the midst of trials! It helps keep our focus on Him and His grace in our lives. I appreciated reading the blessings He has bestowed on you, even in the midst of hard times.

    Blessings to you,

  3. A lot to be thankful for :)

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  5. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. I think that the best way to celebrate Valentine's is low key... makes for a relaxing night. That's what most people need anyways more than a fancy dinner where they have to get all dolled up. (Although I like those nights too)

  6. Loved your list and the precious gratitude of your heart. Thank you for sharing :)


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