This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

This week I am grateful for:

My sister—you’ve been there for our parents when I haven’t or I couldn’t. You are dependable to a fault and I love you and respect you for that.

My husband—you’ve allowed me to be there for my extended family and encouraged me to do so. You’ve let me be real and not made me feel silly although you can always make me laugh.

My children—what can I say but that God teaches & blesses parents through their children. We, as parents can never feel anything that God has not felt for us. You have been forgiving of a flawed and imperfect mommy and loved me without reservation. You have told me I am wonderful and in the reflection of your eyes I’ve seen what the goal is.

My parents—you’ve shown me what a marriage is supposed to be, good and otherwise. You’ve shown faithfulness, determination and perseverance. You’ve shown me grace under fire.

My God, my Father—you’ve shown me mercy I don’t deserve, salvation that is free, sacraments that bind me closer to you on earth & gifts that are so glorious and precious in my family, friends who are faithful and beauty beyond measure—if this is earth what an unfathomable place heaven will be.

Christine the author of Brady's Bunch is the originator of Grains of Gratitude , a chance to start the week out acknowledging our blessings and with thankfulness.


Anonymous said...

hi julie: beautiful, i loved reading this. i was especially touched by what you said about your children and our Father.

thank you for my weekly dose of gratitudes.

your words nourish me.

~blessings girl, kathleen :)

Bss said...

Very touching post! Your words turn my thoughts toward gratitude as well.

Coach J said...

very well said, Julie! Hope your day is wonderful!

mum2brady said...

Ahhh - I missed you last week! It's been crazy here :) Thanks for joining in!! Loved your list - sooo uplifting. Family IS amazing, isn't it!!!