Monday, October 17, 2011

God Gave Us Families

This is a series I am doing for the month of October. If you are new, you can start HERE.
Day 17
Thoughts on Joy:
Here are a few of the family members I love. I couldn't fit everyone in but this is a good sampling.
Have I mentioned that I love my family? Well, I do. I love my husband and boys. I love my parents and siblings. I love my mother-in-law and father-in-law. I love my sisters and brothers-in-law. I love my grandparents, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, second cousins, cousins-in-law and every other person who is part of my big, wonderful, amazing family. Families rock. They teach us, help us, counsel us and fill our lives with encouragement, support, laughter, love and joy.

There's a sweet little song that my boys learned in church awhile back. The chorus sums up my feelings nicely:

"God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the family is of God." (from "The Family is of God" by Matthew Neeley)
Every member of my family has blessed (and continues to bless) my life in some way and has helped me to find joy on my journey. Aren't family road trips the best kind, anyway?

Today I Found Joy in My Journey:
--by having an impromptu lunch date with my husband. He is awesome.
--listening to the happy sounds of my boys playing Legos and NOT FIGHTING
--making and eating my Grandma Carter's rice pudding with freshly whipped cream
--having a great talk with my mother-in-law and father-in-law on the phone. I adore my in-laws. They are some of the very best people you could ever hope to meet. I feel blessed that I get to be part of their family.
--interacting with my nieces through various social media. My nieces are beautiful, amazing girls. Love them!

 What brought you joy today?
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1 comment:

Michele said...

I am so with you on the boys playing with LEGOs and not fighting - they are kinda magic that way, aren't they? Like a great meal for grownups - LEGOs seem to bond brothers. Unless, of course, they each want the jewel pieces to make something...

Your posts bring me joy. Really. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and the love you have for them - it shows.

xoxo michele