Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I'm Thankful For...

Dinner last weekend with Janelle and Sunni and our men at Mi Cocina.


Nail polish on my toes and the hope of tanned summer feet.

A carpet of soft green grass in the back yard and a boy who loves playing in cold water.




Goode Co. BBQ's chicken sandwich that you can only get at the rodeo. And a great date with my hubs.




A big white dog who sleeps on the floor next to me even though I step on him all the time.

The prayers of the saints.

Lunches with friends and family visiting from out of town.




The mind of Christ.

Finding a pack of Conversation Hearts from Valentine's Day and Jackson reading them to me.

Taking him up on "Kiss Me."

My husband making me laugh all the time.

The fact that he is living out his purpose.

Annabeth yelling "Mine! Please!"

How she loves pink and always points the color out when she sees it.

When she says "yesth."

Aunt Melissa and Uncle Colin's permanent residence in Houston.

My sister conquering her fear of changing diapers.

Answered prayers.

An impromptu girls night out.

Gospel Friends.

My big boy loving rocking with me at night.

How we can take him almost anywhere now.

"Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." 2 Corinthians 4:17

A God who loves me enough not to leave me this way.

38 comments:

JayCee said...

Amen!

Ashley said...

Sweet...you have a precious heart

Wendy said...

Love it!

Is that a purse in your lap in the first picture? So pretty!

Marc and Charity said...

2 Cor. 4:17 was our passage at home-group tonight. Praying for you. (That BBQ sandwich looks amazing)

Holly said...

I have tears...and I have no idea why. Love you, Amanda. Praying with eyes of HOPE for you. Holly

Jess said...

Annabeth looks so grown up in that picture :)

Gayle @ TrainingOlives said...

Been praying for you, Amanda.

Missy said...

Love this. So many things to be thankful for!

Fran said...

Just beautiful. Thank you.

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Nothing beats the Houston Rodeo BBQ!! We're headed back out this weekend and I can not wait... I have been dreaming about all that carnival food since last weekend. lol.

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

I love that verse. It is totally going to be the next one I memorize:)

tiggerdaisy said...

Beautiful!

Love the way you praise your man, love your family and praise God! :)

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Thank you for the reminder of how blessed that I am! It's a wonderful life!

ocean mommy said...

Oh girl, those last two are on my list right now too.

So thankful for your heart.

Blessings,
stephanie

Kiki said...

I read through this three times before I realized that Jackson READ you the conversation hearts! That's so great!

Jennifer said...

AMEN!!!

Teri~Facedown said...

Beautiful life! :)

Marla Taviano said...

I feel your joy, and I like it. Joy in the middle of hard is the best kind.

Bobbie said...

You're a very special daughter, wife and Mom! What a heart!!!

lavonda said...

you do have such a beautiful heart Amanda.
thank you for sharing it. :)

Tara G. said...

:)

And I'm coveting your Mr. Pibb- it's a good substitute for Dr. Pepper- neither of which I have access to. :)

Patty said...

Beautiful post! The three of you look so pretty. Girlfriends are such a blessing from God. For the first time this season, I had a pedi and today begins a nice run of warm weather in Tennessee, in other words, flip flops. :) Praying for you, Patty

Sunni said...

I love your heart. :)

Tell Sunni hello from the other Sunni.

ThirtysomethingMom said...

How precious is this post!!!

God Bless.

Shelli Littleton said...

So sweet! I just posted a blog about something my daughter did yesterday that just melted my heart. Complete thankfulness. Come over and see, if you get a chance!

Siesta OC said...

I love when you bring scriptures up that I don't know, but man, are awesome!
Annabeth is so big! And Jackson is cute as always!!

And the sandwich, ok seriously, I may need to relocate.

Meghan said...

"A God who loves me enough not to leave me this way." This has been going through my mind since I read it. Something I obviously needed right now. Beautiful post Amanda!

Kristen said...

Thankful for you!

jjray4 said...

Good stuff Amanda! To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Little Steps Of Faith said...

I love your list:) I chilled out with 2 Cor 4:16:)...I might make a thankful list..need some light-heartedness :)

mamajillian said...

Amen! I love that verse!

Kim Safina said...

"I'am Thankful For..." just blessed my heart!

Such a delight to Pray for you and your precious family daily!

Sarah said...

Great post. Love the pics, especially the one with the little girls on the bench and Jackson squating down next to them. So precious. So glad your sister can be local now and that you can get away with friends - you deserve it! :) Have a great weekend.

Playing Sublimely said...

Ummmmm....hello?!?!? Did not know you had a blog! What fun to read about your mommy heart here! Seriously...am I the only one that did not know this?!?!

melanie said...

i can't get over how much annabeth is looking like you! that must be so fun for your family to have a blast from the past when they see her! and jackson's missing tooth - wow he is getting so big and more handsome by the day! thanks for your encouraging words to me... it really means alot to me. i miss you too and would love a visit if you get a chance over the next few weeks!

Heather said...

I just love you friend and your heart! Love this post!

Shellie Paparazzo said...

Amen to that last one especially!!! I'm so sorry for any pain I may have caused you! I love you so much and would never want to hurt you! Please know I am fine and in counseling!

Kelli said...

Beautiful things to be thankful for :)

Love you!