April 22, 2012

Taking Notice

Every moment
is a gift
.

More than ever,
this rings true.
Each *ordinary* day
has its own beauty ~
if only I would stop and see.

Taking notice of all the
*little* things that make up
life around here.

The beautiful.

We praise the LORD for
HIS Goodness.
Each day.

Continuing to count...

1656. The daily progress
we see in Austin

1657. The prayers prayed on
our behalf

1658. That Austin has an appetite!

1659. The various interests
of our children and watching the
development of each one ~
Fraser loves languages and countries


1660. My clothesline reinstated
for another season...yippee!


1661. That Austin was able to
play a little bit of Badminton


1662. More mud pies :)


1663. Hyacinth on the windowsill ~
Thank you Michele :)


1664. A little girl who likes to read,
and a Daddy who likes to listen ~ J.O.Y.



1665. Gloriously sunny days

1666. Spring bursting out everywhere

1667. The smell of a Spring morning

1668. Opening the windows and letting it in

1669. Orange Cranberry Scones for Brunch ~ Y.U.M.


1670. Another puzzle


1671. The joy a kite brings ~
For less than $5


1672. Seeing it flash past
the front window
over and over and over again


1673. Date night ~ The first in a long time

1674. A gift card to use

1675. A phone chat with Auntie Mary ~
Anticipating her upcoming visit...yaay!

My journal sits on my counter.

I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.
But, always by HIS Grace!

Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.

Enjoy the journey!

Many Blessings,
Camille

14 comments:

Misty said...

We are sooo blessed...Thankful that your family is doing well! Praying for you all :) The pictures are great-thanks for sharing.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

SO thankful, Camille, that things have slowed down a bit in your lives.
Giving thanks with a grateful heart...in spite of your circumstances....You inspire me.

In Christ alone,
Cindy

Patty said...

What a lovely family ~ blessing indeed. I am reminded how counting our blessings keeps us from focusing on the "not so good things" and restores our joy in the Lord. He has been good to us. Have a wonderful week, Camille and keep counting!

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
I agree with ya, that "little" things make up life around us. Thanks for sharing with us again. Praise God that Austin is doing better. You are all in our prayers.
Hugs.
Love in Christ,
Sandy

Grandma Becky said...

good to know Austin is getting some strength and oh, the scones look so delicious! I am truly thankful for the sun to be out 3 days in a row. Getting warm at work becuz it's 80 degrees outside. Thankful for work. Thankful to enjoy the tulip field last Friday with my good friend, Tamara. No rain! hugs and prayers!

Trisha said...

Austin playing a bit of badminton? It just makes me want to cry! To God be the glory. What a precious, precious picture.

I love these glimpses into your everyday and your special. What a blessing to my heart, dear friend.

I love you.

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Dear Camille,

I just read your blog about Austin.. I will pray daily for his health.
Our Amae went through a similar Metabolic Syndrome. Her malabsorbtion of fats, carbs, and proteins left her immune system suppressed and infections and dehydration and fainting episodes were occuring regulary. We battled this syndrome since she was 2. Today she is healed after the Lord leading us to a wonderful natural path and products that gave her back her appetitite naturally.. I will pray for healing for Austin I know the challenges and I know that God does heal and answer prayers..
(I did open up and blog about Amae maybe her story will encourage someone else in our circumstances.)
In His Love,
Virginia

Jenn said...

Camille, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It brought tears to my eyes! You have such a beautiful, grateful heart. I know the Lord rejoices over your journal and the praises you list there!

Camille said...

Dear Misty ~ How lovely it is that you have been praying for us...thank you so much! You bless my heart. :)

Dear Cindy ~ One day at a time. I know you understand this very well my friend. The LORD gives the grace moment by moment. Thank you for your sweet encouragement. :)

Dear Patty ~ Thank you for always being such an encouragement to me my friend. The LORD truly is Good! :)

Dear Sandy ~ Things are settling into routine once again...what a blessing it is! Thank you so much for praying and for checking in on us here. I am thinking of you and praying for you as you anticipate the arrival of your precious bundle...the LORD truly is so Good to us. Always! :)

Dear Becky ~ How lovely that you have been to the tulip fields again! I must get around to doing that at some point too. They really are so beautiful! Thank you for stopping by and for being a sweet encouragement to me. :)

Dear Trisha ~ Thank you so much for entering into our joy my sweet friend! We are enjoying the moments as they are given. The LORD is SO gracious to us, isn't HE? I enjoyed seeing the photo of you with your precious bundle growing inside...beautiful! :)

Dear Virginia ~ What a blessing it is to know that God's people are praying for us and our precious son! Thank you SO much! I am sure your story about your precious girl will be an encouragement to many. I'm sorry you have had this to deal with. What a wonderful blessing to know that the LORD has healed her!! How gracious HE is! :)

Dear Jenn ~ How we need HIM moment by moment. I fail in myself. But, HE is so gracious and merciful. What a blessing it is to walk this path WITH Him!! Thank you for being such a sweet friend. :)

With Love,
Camille
Isaiah 26:3-4

Tami said...

LOVE these blessings inventoried! I am simply amazed and giddy over seeing Austin has an appetite and is playing BADMINTON!! Thank you, LORD! So happy for him and your whole family.And what a blessing that the LORD allows us to see sweet answers to prayer, thereby increasing our own faith. He is GOOD and oh how He loves to show us just how good! From badminton to kite flying to an appetite...I come away encouraged once again, friend.
Love you MUCH!
Tami

Maryann said...

So thankful that you are beginning to enjoy the simple ordinary blessings of life again. Wonderful news tat Austin is getting his appetite back and is able to enjoy the lovely spring weather. You will continue to bein our prayers
Blessings to you

Camille said...

Dear Tami ~ Thank you SO much for your sweet friendship and for always being such an encouragement. The LORD is Good. Even when things don't go the way we would like them to. We are thankful for each day He gives. Love to you too! :)

Dear Maryann ~ Thank you SO much for praying for us! What a blessing it is to belong to the Family of God. HE is Wonderful! :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I loved all your blessings. The ordinary days are truly a blessing. It is wonderful to see Austin playing. You know, as a soil scientist, I absolutely love the beautiful mud pie ;)!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ I appreciate you my friend. Thank you for entering into our joys...what a blessing! Ah...mud pies...I think you must have a greater appreciation for them than I do! LOL! :)

Love,
Camille