Gratituesday: This and That

This Gratituesday, I decided to share several “little” things I’m thankful for, although really, can we call any of our blessings little? Except, of course, the first blessing I shared about weighs only a little over seven pounds…

1. Some of our close friends had a very sweet and adorable baby boy last week. Since we don’t see any more baby boys (or girls!!) in our future (unless God has something very different in mind for our future than we think He has) – I have to say that I have been living vicariously through my friend Jenny for the past few months. Now that the little guy has arrived, I have enjoyed loving on him as much as I can. Mmmmm….baby boys.

2. This week, Matt and the boys are doing a construction project for some friends of ours. Today all four of our sons headed out the door with Daddy, equipped with work gloves and a sack lunch. Seeing them all pile into the truck to go “tear off shingles and siding” made me sigh deeply with joy – not because I had the house to myself this morning, even though that was a nice way to get some work done. My heart was full, seeing my men head off together to work hard and learn. I can never take this gift of a godly daddy and four healthy sons for granted.

3. It just so happens that the couple Matt and the boys are working with/for this week used to live in the same town as and were great friends with my grandparents many years ago in Kansas. It was so wonderful to make this connection! Mrs. Spencer knows my Nana!! And she even remembered meeting my mom. I love this. I need this.

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Gratituesday: My Nana is Here!

Last week we got a surprise email. Nana had the opportunity to come to Nebraska (from Arkansas) – and she’d be here Saturday! I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear this news.

Nana is 84 (going on 43) and is my mom’s mom. We don’t get to see her nearly enough and well, I just needed a hug from my Nana. Not only have I had hugs, we’ve had a great time visiting and enjoying the boys (and their cousins).

We’ve had several family get-togethers since she arrived, with big spreads of food and wonderful story telling and memories shared.

What a blessing to have Nana helping me in my kitchen, just like I used to help her in hers.

I’m flying high this week. Thank you God for this wonderful woman and for the chance to make more memories!

What are you thankful for this Gratituesday? Write about it on your blog, then come link up with us here. If you don’t have a blog, be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you’re grateful for!

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