Thursday, September 4, 2008

Welcome to Thankful Thursday hosted by Iris from String My Heart
Iris had a wonderful post today about Seasons. She spoke of not only the seasons
of Fall( was cooler last night)Winter,Spring and Summer. But the seasons of our lives.
Here's the verse she chose..“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: … a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted…”
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

When I think of this verse I remember my high school years and the song that was really popular then that came from the verse. Do you remember it? It was redone recently and played on Christian stations. I am thankful for all the friends
I made during that season. I have lost contact with many of them. There is a group that still lives close though and we stay connected because of one person that has pulled everyone back together for reunions.

I am thankful for the season I spent in Misery aka Missouri. I apologize if you live in Missouri. I will have to write a longer post sometime to explain. We lived there for just over 2 years. Our son and his family are still there. I am thankful he met his wife there.

I am thankful for the season that I spent meeting all my quilting friends and learning to quilt. All the classes that I took. And all the projects I started.
And for the ones that I finished! It doesn't seem like it but it was over 15 years ago. I still have one dear friend that I stay in touch with from that time. She is an amazing quilter and inspires me.

I am thankful for the time my husband spent with our son while he was growing up.
Here's a photo fo them.

Our son is teaching his son what he learned from his dad about hunting and about
God's relationship with us, and respect for all the wonderful things that God created for us to enjoy.

I am thankful for the season that I am in now. I was a SAHM and I guess I should add that season to my thankful list. If your in that season of life enjoy it and cherish it. I know somedays it can be difficult but it is worth it. And trust me on this you will blink and you will be in this season.

I hope you are smiling. I don't mean stuck in a sink.

I mean the season of life when you are a grandmother. I am now a Stay at Home Grandma. (SAHG)

The above photo is my lovely 3 month old grandbaby I get to keep him two days a week. And usually spend at least part of one other day with them on my daughters day off. She usually has an errand she wants me to go on. Or just calls for lunch!

Thank you God for the seasons of life. Thank you for what you have taught me through each one. And please give me wisdom and as I move into the next season.

Don't forget to stop over at Iris's

And come back tomorrow for Show and Tell hosted by Kelli. Stop today and see her she does a great card project each Thursday.

Be Thankful,


Denise said...

This was really lovely, be blessed.

Amydeanne said...

sweet! :) Happy Thursday!

Carla said...

I could have written this post! (Except for the son met wife in Missouri part) How cool! I too had a mysery season in Missouri (my fault, which made it even more lonely and sad-learned a lesson though, so thats all that matters:). God bless us Missouri mysery survivors! God bless us SAHG!!!!
And God bless the mommies in the season of raising babies! Its hard to see the glory when your in the middle of the mud pit!!! (LOVE your fat yummy Grandson!) Thank you for sharing today!

Carla said...

heee heee I meant "Misery"

Debra Kaye said...

What a sweet post. Thanks for sharing!

God bless you!

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, is that not the cutest baby ever? How adorable :)

Marsha said...

I just want to pinch those precious little cheeks! I love being in the grandma season, too.

Have a blessed weekend.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful post! I loved hearing about your many blessings. Such a cute baby, too!