Unless otherwise specified, all writing here on my blog is my own original work. If you refer to something I've written here, please be sure to give me proper credit.

COMMENTS ARE MODERATED: Please don't let that deter you from commenting, though. I LOVE to read your thoughts! I only ask that you keep it clean & respectful.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Deo Gratias

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart

Colleen, from her inspiring blog Thoughts on Grace, hosts this wonderful meme each Wednesday. She says, "Deo Gratias is Latin for Thanks be to God. Remembering to give thanks for all of our blessings, big & small, helps us to find God in our everyday moments and gives us an attitude of gratitude!"

Each week, I join Colleen in remembering & sharing the many blessings in my life. This is such a great exercise for me, helping me to focus on the good that truly is happening in my life, no matter how many trials & stresses I may have.
1) Matt not only survived his first semester back to school, he got "A's" in all three of his classes. I'm so proud of him! Deo Gratias! 

2) Now that his first semester is over, he has three weeks off before the fall semester begins. We are taking a break from homeschooling to spend some time w/ him. Deo Gratias! 

3) I took the older three to their music lessons this morning. They are doing so well & ended the lessons w/ a quartet performance (their director joined in) of "Merrily We Row Along." Deo Gratias! 

4) HandyGramps & HelpfulGrammy are definitely living up to their names! We are so blessed to have my parents helping out when needed. Deo Gratias! 

5) Now that The Saint is older, I am going to be able to join our church choir when they start back up in the fall. I've been wanting to join for several years. Deo Gratias!


Colleen said...

Congrats to Matt! That is great to be able to have some time with him.
Would love to hear your kids playing.
#5 - awesome! Will they join too?

Thanks for joining me in this meme!