I have not managed to make this daily blog a priority. As I sit here thinking about that, it disappoints me. With all that goes on in our lives right now and the journey God has us on, I need to keep my focus off the bad, and onto the good, the beautiful, the fun, the funny, the precious, the miraculous.
So what am I grateful for today?
For the dryer that some wonderful friends gave us. It is so nice to be able to dry our laundry at home again!!
For the wonderful rib dinner my hubby made!! Totally yummy!
For Gord taking the boys out this morning to let me get a little more sleep. It didn't work as well as I had hoped because Isaac didn't want to stay asleep, but it was a great gesture anyway.
That Gord went with my sister to pick up my Aunt and Uncle from the Buffalo airport so that my mom didn't have to.
That we are one day closer to an offer on the house. Please Lord let it be enough.
Well, I was going to try and write some more, but Isaac is awake again and crying. Gotta run.
His name is Isaac Joshua Melville and he made his entrance into this world on July 2nd at 3:30am. At 9lbs he is my smallest baby :) I am so grateful that after all the trouble during my pregnancy that he is here, safe, and healthy.
I am grateful that his two older brothers have made the adjustment to having another member of the family like pros. I really thought we might have issues with our 3 year old, but everything has gone quite smoothly. Our 5 year old is making every effort to be helpful. They are totally in love with him, and proud to be BIG brothers :)
I am very blessed. I have a beautiful family.
I am grateful for a husband that loves me.
I am grateful for God's grace.
There is so much more that I am grateful for, but i'll save that for another day. As for today, I am grateful that God is in control of it all.
Love and prayers to all.
I have to say that I am very grateful to my husband. I am very uncomfortable most of the time right now, and he has been so understanding. Something I need and very much appreciate.
For a little visit from my Dad today. The boys always love seeing Grampa.
For a special treat today we took the boys to the Marble Slab Creamery for some ice cream. It was REALLY good. Not a treat you can do often, but definitely a nice treat.
For getting some more of our papers sorted through. Its amazing how much paper crap we have lying around. ITS EVERYWHERE!!!!!
For the boys actually putting their toys away today and keeping the livingroom clean. Love when that happens.
To my husband for doing the grass and cutting down the tree.
For managing to sort through all of the stuff we've been given.
For being able to pass on all of the things we can't use to other families that can.
For starting to potty train Zach. Should have started before now, but hopefully he might get the hang of it quickly.
A good day...always something to be grateful for.
For the boys being good at church today.
For a meaningful message at church...given by a good friend.
For the "pit" I am in, and being reminded that God is right here with me.
For getting the dishes done, and the boys to clean up their toys.
I am grateful today for the joy that my sister gets from our boys. She loves them dearly, and they think she is the best!!
For receiving some more donations of clothing and things for the baby.
For getting some more laundry done. Now I need to sort through all that we have been given and do even more LOL
For a refreshing shower.
That I was able to get out by myself this afternoon and get some errands done. It is nice sometimes to go without any kids. Thanks honey :)
Again I have been neglecting this important part of my day. I am finding that the closer I come to the end of my pregnancy ( about 40 days left ) the more tired I am..especially by the end of the day. However, this is no excuse. I need to bring my focus back to those things that are important.
I am so very grateful for my husband and our boys! They are truly gifts from God.
That this baby inside of me is growing, moving, and doing well. Even though he is breech...yikes...
That God will take care of it all.
For receiving a cheque that we hadn't anticipated!!!
That we were able to finally get some much needed groceries.
For finally getting some pay from Gord's first week of work!!!
For getting some laundry done today. Still a bunch to do, but tomorrow is another day.
For Gord's Dad trying to help us get our lawnmower going before our backyard is so overgrown it swallows our kids....unfortunately, no luck. Gonna need to start putting a rope around the kid's waists LOL.
For all the things we have been given to help us get ready for Isaac's arrival.
I'm going to leave it at this for today. I will do my best to get back to posting every day.
I am grateful for getting through today with very little of mommy yelling!!! Thanks to God :)
For enjoying a little time outside with the boys tonight. It wasn't much with pokey eaters, but it was still nice :)
For getting to see daddy with the webcam again tonight. Still having issues with the sound but we used speakerphone and made it work.
That Gord is safely in Regina ready to start the next sale. Go gettem' baby!
This road that my family and I have been on has most certainly had its ups and downs, and continues to bring challenges and struggles, but also hope and blessings.
As much as there are days that seem filled with nothing good, I know that this is not the case and if I just look closer, I will find something good in every day. These last 10 days are no different. Have there been lots of things I could complain about? Sure, and I should probably apologize to the listening ear of a good friend who lets me vent to her. But, she also always brings me back to the good parts of the day too.
So what do I have to be grateful for lately?
For the love of my husband. I miss him very much.
For Gord's first week of work. It has had its good points and bad ones just like anything else, but hopefully this job will allow us to get back on track, and get ahead a little before the baby comes.
For Gord meeting Martin. I am so grateful that God has provided such a friend for him.
That we have been able to do prayers by speakerphone with Gord/Daddy every night at bedtime. They know that they get to talk to Daddy at that time every day, and they look forward to it.
That so far they have handled Gord being away well. They miss him, and ask for him, but we haven't had any big meltdowns yet :) I think prayer time and the Jujube Count down jar help....who doesn't like having a jujube every day. LOL
I am grateful that we finally got the truck licencing changed over and it is now fully in our name and able to be driven. It has been a blessing being able to get to church, the grocery store, take my sister to work, and get to doctor's appointments without needing to rely on anyone.
For our boys. As much as they drive me crazy some days...okay, most days....I love them beyond words. They are truly a blessing from God.
For having some snuggle time with Gabe today.
For hearing them say that they love me. The best words :)
For enjoying treats like ice cream and chocolate...yummy.
For this baby. He was not planned, and a most definitely a surprise, but he is a gift from God.
For feeling the baby move. Some times it doesn't feel so great, and some times even hurts a little, but knowing that he is growing and active gives me a sense of peace.
That I know God is in control. That He knows all that we are going through and dealing with and wants to look after it all if we will just trust Him.
For the encouragement, care and concern of friends and family. I am grateful to have people checking in to make sure that we are doing ok.
As I end this post today I ask that whatever your current situation or circumstances, that you take the time in your day to look for something good. Its there, we just have to open our eyes and hearts to find it. May you be richly blessed.
The end of another day.
I am grateful today for the sun being out for awhile :)
For picking up the CRV. Only one more step and its all ours!
For Gord not having to leave until Tuesday morning now. One extra night with him snuggled beside me.
That its the weekend. Can stay in my pj's in the morning if I feel like it.
Only two months left until Baby Isaac joins our crazy family
I am grateful for getting out tonight for a little drive to clear my head.
That the CRV is ready for us to pick up tomorrow.
That I will have a vehicle while Gord is gone for the month.
For the shower I am about to have and then the time that I will get to snuggle with my hubby tonight before falling asleep.
I am grateful today for our church, Hope Fellowship. Absolutely wonderful people. We have been truly blessed to be a part of this family of believers.
For the messages these last few weeks on Forgiveness.
For lunch out with my Mom, my big sister, Gord and the boys. Its been a long time since we have done that.
For how much my boys LOVE their Auntie Joe.
For how much she LOVES them back.
For the baby growing well, but me not gaining much weight.
For Gabe's huge smile when he came out of school and all of us were there to pick him up.
For Zach's squeal when Gabe gets out of school. He runs up and hugs him every time. Priceless.
That Gord was able to get in today for a haircut as he wanted.
For the bowl of ice cream I just enjoyed with my hubby:)
That today is almost over...not feeling quite myself today.
That Gabe had a great time on his field trip today...even in the rain.
That Windsor won tonight...now I don't have to listen to Gord complain about the Knights LOL...at least until next season.
For helpful insight from a friend.
I could end this post there, but there is something else I need to be grateful for this morning.
Gord has a job!! It has been a very long journey we have been on, and by no means is it over, but we are very grateful for this opportunity to start getting things back on track. I'll post more about the job and what it will mean for us in the coming weeks on my other blog later. I am just very grateful that a job has finally be provided. May God bless it.
I have much to be grateful for, and yet I still ask for more. We have a lot of things that need to get worked out before this new job starts in two weeks. But, my God is an AWESOME God. He loves us, and I believe He will provide what we need. I pray that today will continue to get better and better, and that I will continue to be thankful for all of it.
For making the effort to have all of us go to pick up Gabe from school today. (He loves when he sees daddy there)
For Zach's laugh.
For the imaginations my kids have.
For the love they show to friends and family.
A pretty reflection shot of the clouds :)
I am grateful that the weather has gotten a little warmer (sucks that it has brought the ants back though:( )
For getting the overflowing dishes done.
For Gord doing the washing of those dishes!!!!
A nice walk with Gord and the boys.
For being one step closer to a potential job for Gord! Keep praying:)
I am grateful today that I didn't have to do much of anything.
For sitting here all showered, clean and relaxed.
Enjoying a cup of tea and a couple of caramels.
That our boys are happy with one piece of easter chocolate at a time, and don't bug me every second for more.
That even though our weekend was very long, Gabe had no issues getting back into school routine this morning.
That I am forgiven.
Today I am grateful for a nice lunch with Gord and the boys.
For a little visit with Gramma and Grampa.
For having a visit with the other Gramma and Grampa and Auntie Brenda.
For the boys having a good nap
That my Mom-in-law is going to join us in the delivery room again :)
.....and 4 minutes to spare...night.
For losing 4 lbs and not having the doctor freak out...apparently baby is on the bigger side of average...lol..imagine that.
For Gord going out to pick up afew things that I forgot yesterday.
For Gord bringing a treat too:)
For having some time to myself this morning.
For Gabe having a teacher that cares about how he is doing.
For being able to have a shower in the middle of the day just because I felt like it.
For enjoying a movie with the kids tonight
For getting some snuggle time with Gord.
I'm having a hard time feeling grateful with the snow piling up outside, but i'll try.
I am grateful for getting insurance for our vehicle today. Still need to do the safety and licencing, but we are one step closer.
For some fun comedy on tv tonight.
For a good bowl of ice cream.
For not having to go out in this weather except to take Gabe to and from school this morning.
For knowing that this snow can't last forever!....right?
We haven't gotten out to do much in the last couple of days, which makes it a little hard to come up with different things to be grateful for with each new day.
I am grateful just to make it through another day though.
For ending the day with a clean kitchen...dishes even put away.
For cleaning out the cupboard and fridge of stale/expired stuff. Tomorrow its the freezer.
For our little boy's laughter. It is really hard not to let it make you smile.
I am grateful that Gabe hasn't asked me again how the baby comes out. Still not sure what a five year old needs to know. But when he asks what tools the doctor uses, it scares me a little LOL.
For some great compliments for Gord on his painting jobs from friends of ours.
For being able to get a few groceries with the last bit of money we had. The boys will be happy that mommy got some more hot dogs.
That my hubby doesn't mind when I fall asleep earlier than I plan.
For the hope of something good happening in the coming week :)
This was a shot I took last spring. I am really looking forward to getting back to taking pictures. Now if only the rain would stop and the beauty of spring would appear.
Today's five start with being grateful for today's PD day. It was so nice not to have to take Gabe to school in the pouring rain this morning.
For Gord hearing about one of his interviews from last week. It wasn't the answer we wanted, but atleast they finally got back to him.
For a friend spending some time playing with the boys. They do love having visitors :)
For the touch of my husband's hands. Whether it be a gentle caress across my face, or his hand resting with mine over my pregnant belly. I love to feel that connection.
For reading some other blogs and finding humour, life, and hope in what they write.
For a couple more job leads for Gord. Hopefully something will pan out soon
For a simple supper....just hot dogs :)
For my mom paying our phone bill again to keep us with a phone and internet service. Thanks so much Mom.
For Gord going to pick up Gabe from school today.