Monday, October 29, 2012

October Thanks

Such a treat to have Seth home for a short visit - we have missed him a lot since he moved to San Francisco this past March. So good to spend time with him, and we loved having him here for a Family Meal the end of October. It filled this mother's heart to have two sons home, and also two daughters - and so blessed to have a son-in-law, and four grandkids here, as well.  (And missing the two daughters, three sons-in-law, and six grandkids who could not be here). My heart just overflows when family fills our home. 

The evening was also our time to celebrate Levi's 10th birthday, which had been earlier in the month. Amy made a fun pudding/oreo cake for him with Halloween decor, as our celebration was just a few days before Halloween. The grandkids had so much fun together - love the sounds of children happily at play in our home. Happy 10th Birthday, Levi!

(Counting 1000 Gifts in 2012 #879-906 - the special treat of seeing Seth again, after his move to San Francisco last March / family together / being able to listen and hear firsthand from our son / warm hugs and love / joy of having two daughters and two sons home, plus a son-in-law, and four grandkids / blessed by family / sounds of grandkids at play / God's strength in a busy week / time for some cleaning of the house, finally / preparation of food / fall days / candles / more apples from our tree / my husband's faithful work in our yard, more preparations for winter / fun of helping a daughter with her son's Halloween costume / updates of things to pray for / joy of visiting a new church and being part of a friend's baptism / hearing of God at work)

Click here to read 1000 Gifts #838-855 from Our Trip to Texas - Part 1
Click here to read 1000 Gifts #856-865 from Our Trip to Texas - Part 2
Click here to read 1000 Gifts #866-878 from Our Trip to Texas - Part 3

(Credits for digital scrapbook page - Page Template: Get It Scrapped GIS_Sketch50at; Paper: mturnidge_autumnthgt; Embellishments: mturnidge_autumnthgt, and Scrap Girls - ASO_AlluringAutumn)

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  1. Beautiful family, Cherry...precious times together are so special! My daughter married military, so she and her sweet family are always remote from us...but god gives grace!
    Be cocooned in His Love together! Blessings, Jan

  2. oh yes...nothing can fill a momma’s heart than having our houses full again...the sweetness of being with our adult the pictures...blessings~

  3. So glad you could have family back home again, Cherry! Our family is quite small, but we don't seem to get together very often. I agree that family gatherings are such a blessing! Keep counting them!!

    In His Lo♥e, Ann @ Christ in the Clouds