February 21, 2013

Thankful Thursday ~ Choosing to See!

On this Thursday, I give thanks.

The LORD truly does all things well.
He gives and gives and gives again.
It's such a blessing to remember that 
all things come from His hand.
And, if we belong to Him, we are in His hand!
Isn't that an incredible thought?

Today, I am choosing to see the blessings of...

~ Outings as a family

~ Growing old together...what a privilege
(No, I am not looking at an airplane...Calvin and Emma were both snapping
photos, and I didn't know which of them to look at!)

~ Impromptu games of chess played on the floor

 ~ Books from long ago making their way into the children's hands

 ~ Thoughtful boys who wanted to give their Mum a break...
thank you Calvin and Fraser  XO

 ~ Friends within the family, and games of tennis
enjoyed at the park just a bike-ride away

~ Two independent (and yet, dependent) young men...
how quickly they grow!

 ~ My bookends and their special time together...
Austin helped Emma choose a tennis racket at the store

 ~ Family times and birthdays to celebrate!

~ My precious family...
Howie's birthday celebration at home

It's good to remember all that the LORD has done.
It's refreshing to recount the many ways in which He blesses.
It's a good thing to give Him thanks.

May you know His blessings upon you this day!
With Love, Camille

**First two images in this post courtesy of Calvin ~

Thank you my love!  XO


Nadine said...

Wonderful blessings and family photos...love all the smiling faces!

Love & Blessings,

Grandma Becky said...

yes, the blessings of family. thanks for sharing the photos. My recent blessing was on my birthday, when our son called and then he had the adorable grandchildren sing happy birthday to me. Melody started to sing and Owen chimed in as well, with a little help from mom, Erin....Justin couldn't sing becuz of his cold. It was precious! Happy Birthday to Howie. The pie looks delish! I've yet to have my cake...soon! (I've been sick and it's a long story)! Love and blessings to all of you!

Patty said...

How easy it is to forget to remember all His blessings. We are blessed indeed! Have a wonderful week filled with God's marvelous love and blessings!

Esther said...

So good to "see" your family, Camille! We miss you so much!! Wish we could get together for a visit! Maybe this summer??

Many blessings,
Esther N.

Jenn said...

Lots of blessings indeed! Beautiful post, Camille!

Lisa said...

Beautiful post, Camille!!! What a sweet, amazing family the Lord has blessed you with :) Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

Camille said...

Dear Nadine ~ Thank you my sweet friend! :)

Dear Becky ~ I'm so pleased that you had such a lovely birthday surprise! Sorry you have been sick....I hope you get your cake soon! :)

Dear Patty ~ It's true, isn't it? We often forget. What a blessing it is to belong to Him! :)

Dear Esther ~ Oh, I miss you too!!! YES...this summer!! When are you coming?? :)

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you my lovely friend! :)

Dear Lisa ~ May the LORD bless you all as well my sweet friend. :)

With Love,

Trisha said...

Just beautiful!!! Every bit of it! Thank you for the blessing of these happy pictures and the joy of knowing how God is at work in your lives. We continue to pray for Austin. Love you!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Countless blessings....
He has turned my mourning into dancing, and taken off my sackcloth. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.
It is wonderful to see the family doing the everyday...beautiful photos, Camille!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

It's SUNNY!!!!!!!! Loved all the pictures and found myself grateful right along with you!

Camille said...

Dear Trisha ~ How precious it is to know that you are praying...what a blessing!! Thank you for rejoicing with me, my sweet friend. Love to you! :)

Dear Cindy ~ You are a sweet friend...you know that? What a beautiful testimony you have...HE is Good! :)

Dear Heather in AZ ~ Yes, it *was* sunny...it comes and goes. How sweet you are to rejoice with me...thank you for your kind friendship. The LORD truly does all things well. :)

Many Blessings,

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Your family looks very happy. I am glad for you. Austin continues to be in my prayers.


Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I just love seeing pictures of your family doing every day stuff. The blessings can sooo be in the everyday. We just need to choose to find it :) Hugs to you, my friend!

Camille said...

Dear Stacie ~ How lovely to think that you are praying for us...thank you! I am praying for you all tonight my friend. :)

Dear Jackie ~ How sweet you are...thank you! Hugs to you, too! :)

With Love,

Anonymous said...

I am always blessed to read your blog Camille.

You have a very beautiful family. We miss you all.


Camille said...

Dear Anonymous ~ Please email me to let me know who you are...I cannot figure out your initials!! Thank you for your sweet comment...it's lovely that you stopped by. :)

Many Blessings,

Maryann said...

Loved seeing all the photos of your sweet family. There IS much to be said about the privilege in being able to grow old together, I agree it is a blessing

Camille said...

Dear Maryann ~ How lovely it is that you stopped by today! You are always a sweet encouragement. And, yes...the privilege of growing old together is a gift from God. Have a wonderful weekend!


Cinnamon said...

Hello Camille,
Just catching up with you. What sweet pictures of you all. Love the first one. Just the girls :-)

And the one of you and Howie...:-)

Thank you for always having an encouraging word.

hugs~ Cinnamon

Camille said...

Dear Cinnamon ~ Thank you for stopping by my friend. And, thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. :)

Blessings to you!