"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blessings Abundant , Giving Thanks !

~The Granddaughters are here ! They brought their father, our oldest son, and they brought their Uncle ( our youngest son and his wife) and Aunt and their dogs....we are ALL together this Thanksgiving. This is an answer to prayer, ceaseless, tear filled prayers........Praise Him from whom ALL blessings flow! O.K., O.K., they did not drive here, the Uncle and Father, and Aunt drove the vehicle that brought them literally 'over the river and through the woods', and over the mountains and through the pass. Here they are with Poppa, my Hubby, walking down the driveway towards home. They really love their Poppa!~For anyone interested in the Thanksgiving we shared,and a funny picture of Hubby, please check out our daughter's blog A.Joy At Home. ~The day after Thanksgiving we had a brunch here in our home and Hubby's parents came to share a meal and time with their grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. We are blessed beyond words to have had all three of our children, precious spouses , eight grandchildren, AND Hubby's parents here with us. Precious time, not taken for granted time. Below is a picture of all eight grandchildren and Taz...the red Heeler that is a vital part of our youngest son and his wife's family. Taz is one of five very important furry canine companions that share their lives with our family. Taz was part of our son and his wife's ( precious daughter-in-law) wedding party. He wore a bow-tie! ~Here is a picture of Hubby's parents with our three kids, precious spouses, and grandchildren. "But the loving kindness of the Lord is from everlasting to to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children To those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them." Psalm 103:17,18 ~And joy oh joy...PUPPIES ! Puppies and children, what a sweet combo. The grandchildren hold our puppies. Here , two sisters snuggle puppies.
~Two more sisters snuggle puppies. What lucky puppies!~
~Our youngest granddaughter is much more interested in snuggling our youngest grandson! Youngest grandson was fascinated by his cousin, and sometimes a little fearful...she cuddles hard !Our daughter was laughing because #6 Granddaughter was so crazy about her cousin and the expressions you don't see here are so cute, funny, and touching.But look at HIS face.. ~On the last day here the granddaughters were pretty excited. They wanted to do everything all over...feed the animals, hold the puppies, play with the cousins, do art projects.....but there was no more time here. However, they are very excited about the snow at home, the holiday festivities at their new school, fun with the new pony and Uncle and Aunt and Daddy, kittens and.....so, here they eat a healthy breakfast of Coco Puffs and orange juice.
~The sister on the other side of the table~
~Time to go little granddaughters. We'll miss you. We love you. You were all so good, and fun and remind us of the joy of life. You remind me God answers prayer. He answers prayers I think are not being heard, and He answers in His time and His way, which is His Way...beyond our comprehension, but righteous and perfect in His time. Thank-you Lord for your mercy. ~"He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him." Psalm 103 :10-13


Toni said...

What a beautiful family, so glad your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Mine too :)

Anonymous said...

Kathy, I thoroughly enjoyed "meeting" your family through photos. God has richly blessed you and this truly was a time of Thanksgiving. These memories will last a lifetime for your precious grandchildren. Thank you for sharing with us.

Pamela said...

Thank you so much for sharing your family with us. That's what it's all about--memories that last long, long past the meal and the hubble and bubble.

Flower said...

What a wonderful time you have had this last week! Seeing your family, the puppies, the kids..everything makes me know your gratefulness for each one! God has blessed you!!
Now...it's time for Christmas!! More treasures from heaven await!! Isn't it wonderful to recognize them!!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

What wonderful pictures and what a happy bunch! You are so blessed. I would love to see Taz in a bow tie! blessings, Kathleen

noble pig said...

Oh my goodness, the baby's face is hilarious...he does look terrified and bewildered....so, so funny. And all the kids with the puppies are just precious. What a wonderful weekend you had.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Oh what a beautiful family you have!!!I can see what a Blessed day it was. I am so glad to meet you. I like your blog a lot...m.

Gooseshooter said...

I'm sure there will be struggles in the future. But, looking at the pictures and your description of the family celebration, gives everyone something to look back on and rejoice.
Whoever said that He doesn't answer prayer, is blind to the smiles on your family's faces.
Our love always

Daisy said...

Aw..what wonderful photos! So much sweetness there. Love all the little grandchildren together. And puppies too! Very nice post, Kathy. :)