June 15, 2012

Treasures of Now

So many things.  Day after day.  Week after week.
They all add up to make a life.
How do I preserve these moments?
The things that are so quickly forgotten?

Numbering the thanks.  Counting the moments.
Seeking to give praise to the LORD for each and every one.
That's how ~ By HIS Grace.  These are the Treasures of Now.

1721. The paper route and all its blessings

1722. Watching the three of them go up the street

1723. The hanging baskets at the front door

1724. Evidence of productivity and creative pursuits

1725. Fraser's project

1726. Right where she left them

1727. And this too!

1728. That Austin was able to ride

all the way to the next city...over an hour of cycling away!
(On June 11th ~ two and a half months after his

1729. Beauty shared ~ Thank you T and S! :)

1730. Fraser's project drying on the line

1731. Emma's rough draft

1732. Pizza for dinner while Howie was away ~ Thank you Sweetie! :)

1733. Handcrafted *Welcome Home* sign ~ more treasures!

1734. All the resources required for Emma's year-end

project (as well as *extras*) found in a very
short period of time at the library ~ what a blessing!

1735. That we can return the above mentioned resources
to the library closest to us because they are in
the same *system* ~ what a huge blessing!

1736. Another violin student for Austin ~ a Grandma! :)

1737. Watching Fraser as he started the lawnmower from the
kitchen window and him giving me the *thumb's up*!

1738. A sunny afternoon after many grey ones

1739. Homemade pop tarts...oh my!

1740. Another hour of driving practice for Austin in Betsy!

1741. Knowing without a doubt that the LORD truly
does all things well ~ What a comfort that is!!

1742. Coupons

1743. An accompanist for Austin's violin exam

1744. That the last bit of school is being completed

1745. That summer is coming...it IS coming, right? :)

I list as events unfold.  Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.  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

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Patty said...

Keep counting ~ it does the heart good! Have a great weekend, Camille.

Grandma Becky said...

Thankful for fresh salmon from the grocery store and the ability to bake it and taste it's goodness and enjoy strawberries, whose season is so short. Could have been sweeter but thankful for sunny days again...it's been chilly here! i so enjoyed your post. We have so much to be thankful for and thanks for sharing!

Lady Farmer said...

You have such a beautiful family, Camille. I hope to meet you all someday! Wouldn't that be fun?
Enjoy the sunshine!

Make a Joyful Noise all ye Lands said...

Dear Camille,
What a blessing to read that you truly give Thanks in all things.
An encouragement to my heart.
Praising God that Austin was able to bike so far.
You have a beautiful family and you are a mother that truly is devoted and Surrendered to raising a godly family. Sending out giants in the faith in a world that is fallen. May the Lord continue to be your families refuge, strength and May His Steadfast Love fill your family..
In His Love,

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ Thank you my friend! May the LORD give you a wonderful weekend too! :)

Dear Becky ~ Ah, yes...fresh salmon and strawberries...such treats! And yes, it has been very chilly, hasn't it? :)

Dear Raeann ~ Oh, we would so enjoy meeting up with you! Thank you for your sweet encouragement my friend. :)

Dear Virginia ~ You are such an encourager! Thank you for taking the time to bless my heart with your words. Only the LORD is worthy of all our praise...HE is the One Who gives the grace and strength. We fail so often, but HE forgives and gives fresh beginnings! How Wonderful it is to belong to HIM! :)

Many Blessings,

Teresa said...

Way to go Austin! After going back several posts and seeing your pictures I see how much weight Austin has gained back. And reading about his MRI results makes me rejoice with you. Praise the Lord!

Maryann said...

I am always so blessed by your thankful list. Hope summer means more laid back schedules and extra time to spend with family. So happy to hear that Austin continues to improve. Many blessings your way

Treasures Evermore said...

What an awesome list....maybe it's time for me to start counting.


Camille said...

Dear Teresa ~ Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend! What a blessing it has been to witness it...the LORD has done great things! :)

Dear Maryann ~ Yes, a more *relaxed* schedule for the Summer is the plan. Thank you for your kind encouragement my friend. :)

Dear Connie ~ It really has been a blessing to keep a list. It is amazing how MUCH we have to be thankful for! Please let me know if you begin. :)

Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,

Linda said...

Hi Camille,
You inspire me and loved your post today. I am really trying now to be faithful in blogging and visiting. I have missed coming here and you will see me more often!
I hope your day is going great and God Bless you always.

Camille said...

Dear Linda ~ Welcome back my friend! How lovely it is to hear from you! No pressure on the blogging front...I understand. Thank you for your encouraging words here today...you bless me. :)

Blessings to you!

Jenn said...

Love each and everyone of your countings!

Tell Emma "L" and I love her haircut!

Camille said...

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you my friend! I told Emma and she smiled. :)