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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings

My dear blogging friend, Judy, over at A Thankful Woman's Book of Blessings, hosts this meme every Wednesday. Simply list five things (or a prayer or any thoughts) for which you are truly thankful this week. Voicing my thanks helps put my life in perspective & realize that, no matter how bad things might be, there is still MUCH good surrounding me.

1) I'm thankful for the beauty of fall & the opportunity to take some awesome portraits of our Blessings. I decided to do that instead of taking them somewhere...saved at least $75 & the portraits look great! These are the ones I had developed into 8x10s to hang in our family room.

The Prophet - almost 12
The Archangel - 9 1/2
The Saint - 4

The Princess - 7 1/2
2) I'm thankful for books. While I can see the benefit of an e-reader, I personally prefer to hold the actual book in my hand. There's just something about their feel & scent.

3) I'm thankful for the wonderful date I had w/ Matt Sat. evening. We went to see my nephew in Once Upon a Mattress, his last musical before he leaves for his mission in January.

4) I'm thankful that, even though we don't have much money, we have enough to make it in the crazy world. We don't have to have the latest technologies, a brand new car, or a larger house (well, a slightly bigger one MIGHT be useful!). What we don't have in possessions, we make up for in the closeness of our family (MOST days...LOL!)

5) I'm thankful for the laughter our Blessings bring to our home. Sure, we have moments of stress & chaos, but being aware of the joyous times makes it all worthwhile!


Judy Dudich said...

Oh my goodness, this post FILLED my heart with JOY. Thanks for sharing.
Your children are SO beautiful!
THUMBS UP for saving money on portraits! The photographer who did the images in my book has offered a bartering contract with my daughter Laura...housecleaning, in exchange for senior portraits! SO EXCITED!
Anyway, that little sweetie SAINT is just TOO TOO TOO adorable. OH MY GOSH.
Thanks for the gentle reminder that our "wealth" in this life lies within the love and heart of our family and the blessings God sends to us! I am so glad you are my friend:)

Maria said...

Aw...Thanks Judy! Your comment brings tears of joy to my eyes. I am very thankful to have you as my friend, as well! Much love, my dear friend!

Eileen Miller said...

Great pics! Thank you for sharing your awesome littles with us. Yes, love is the greatest thing that lasts. Let this be your treasure...not money.

Colleen said...

Maria, I love those pictures! Great job. Your children are all adorable.
Your blog looks great. I love it.
Your blessings are all so awesome - so joyful. "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God." _ Teilhard de Chardin