Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Faith Fridays - Counting my blessings

This weeks faith Friday prompt from Courtney Walsh, over @ Telling stories was to document your blessings.
I am a contradiction; I'm an optimist but I also worry a lot. I sometimes tend to focus on what I don't have. I think this is very true of society as a whole, always wanting more, always wanting to do better and we forget about the amazing stuff that is standing right in front of us.
After a wonderful weekend spent at two showers for my sister Patti, hanging out with my niece, a long car ride with Katie, chats with my brother Dan and meeting alot of new people (which btw I really struggle with meeting new people, I always feel so awkward), this LO was really easy for me. One of my biggest blessing is my family and I know Patti, Dan and Katie would say the same thing. Whether that family is the one we were born into or the one we choose.

These are my blessing in no particular order;
A sister in law who speaks her mind.
The chance to travel.
A profession that will allow me many opportunities.
A sister who was my first friend.
Women to women relationships with my Nana and Grandma.
A sister who is more fearless than anyone gives her credit for.
A very special niece and goddaughter.
A huge extended family.
A few very good friends.
A mother who is my biggest fan.
The gift of music.
A brother who is a calm cool head just when it is needed.
A strong father.
A brother in law who has loved me and annoyed me like my own brothers.
A home to call my own, in a town that I love.
A brother I wasn't sure I wanted but that GOD knew I needed.
A GOD who knows me by name.

These are alot of things to be thankful for and that is only the half of it...there are many many more.

Well, I better run. I've got pies to bake for the church BBQ and I better check to see if Dad needs any help installing my new tub surround.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You are well blessed! I have only just joined this group and have all the pages to do. Courtney has made me think more about the plan of my faith album, and how deeply I give of myself.

  2. Oh, I just love it!!! And love all your blessings...:) Some of those are ones I need to add to my list!!!

  3. This is a wonderful page--so important to remember our blessings ! Thank you for sharing it!