Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thankful Thursday and The Smallest Blessings

Sonya at Truth 4 The Journey has invited us to join her and list of five things for which we are thankful.

And join The Southern Housewife for The Smallest Blessings. Check out her blog and read about others' blessings.

The blessing that I am telling you about today is small... but also is a HUGE blessing at the same time:) - an expected grandbaby! This is our DIL Jess and her "baby belly". She took this picture herself. Isn't she a cute mommy? Of course, you know that Jess is the mommy to our grandson Sam. I think I've mentioned him a time or two:)

So this is our "smallest" blessing - a grandbaby due on November 28th. And Jess is a blessing too!!:)

Five things for which I am thankful:

1) I am thankful for our growing family - Our son Tim is engaged to Brooke, and they are getting married in August!!! So we are going have another wonderful daughter-in-love!:) God has blessed us so richly!

2) I am thankful for Brooke, and how she lets Christ shine through her life.

3) I am thankful that Jonathan is healing from having his wisdom teeth removed last week. And for the time he spent with us recuperating here.

4) I am so thankful for the good health of our children and grandchildren.

5) I am going to say this again- I am thankful for blogging friends who share their lives online. I laugh, cry, pray, learn something new and am inspired every week. What a blessing is this community of special ladies!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I totally agree with #5!!! Your daughter-in-law looks beautiful!!! Enjoy your day!

Elena said...

What a neat picture of your DIL. I know my mother-in-law enjoyed the few pics I had taken when I was pregnant. She was so overjoyed as she thought that her dear son would never be blessed with a baby! It was a dream come true for her! I loved your thankful list and I am truly thankful for you dear friend. Love, Elena

Terry said...

Amen on your blessings.
Thank you for sharing.
I love how Jess got such a great photo of baby belly.
Your #5 is sooooooooo true .
God bless you !

Buildeth Her House said...

Family is the most important thing in my life, so I agree whole heartedly with your list.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Great list - love the new little one snuggled in mom's belly.

Aren't grandbabies just the absolute best?

Zaroga said...

Beautiful blessings you have!

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Friend!! I am thankful that these new little lives have someone like you to cheer them on and spoil them to smitherines!!
;o) How blessed your family is!!

And what a cute little baby belly!! I remember those days!!

Hope all is well with you, Linda!!Love 'n hugs,

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

Family is a blessing.. i wrote on Small graces this week for Thankful Thursday.. Same concept! I like #5 too!

Divine Mrs D said...

I love your list!! So, so wonderful. All the pictures on your site are beautiful. :) Happy TT!!

Anonymous said...

Your love for your family is so nice to read about :) I come from a big family as well and it is just the most exciting time now as there as marriages and babies! Look like you have a lot to look forward too! Very excited for you! Take it all in as it comes to you and enjoy! Lots of love to you and your family!

Truth4thejourney said...

The pictures of your grand babies are adorable! Love your blog home and I am so thankful you've joined in to give God the glory this week!

God Bless,
Sonya Lee

Brook said...

Yeah - congrats on having a Brooke join your family...such a sweet name even if she does have an "e". :)

Yeah for another sweet and precious. :)

brooke sellers said...

Hello to the other Brook who posted here. :)

Thanks for the warm reception into your heart and family, Linda. I'm looking forward to becoming a Collier.


Mary Moss said...

How wonderful that your family is growing by leaps and bounds!


lady m's lavender cottage said...

Dear Linda,

There is no way anyone can be discouraged or sad when they focus of all the blessings that Our Lord has showered them...

blessings :)

lady m

B His Girl said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have many blessing to be thankful for. How wonderful to be expecting a Thanksgiving baby...and you are giving thanks now! Jess is totally cute with her small blessing. I may have to join Wordless Wed. That sounds fun. Stop by and visit again. B

Pam said...

You certainly have a lot to be thankful for! Congratulations on your growing family.

Thank you for dropping by my blog for a visit. It's always nice to meet new bloggy neighbors!

Have a great weekend!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Congrats on your new grandbaby to be!