Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Its Thankful Thursday, hosted by Lynn@

Today I'd like to share with you my family.
Me and Mr.B. After 10 years of raising my children alone, I met and married Mr.B. in 2005

Many of those ten years were really difficult for my self and the children.
Without extended family to help, nor husband to lean on, the loss of many friends, the lack of funds... 
Those days were hard indeed, but thanks be to God!
My rescuer...for it was the Lord who saw me through
 all those years and lifted me...gave me strength....
pulled me up when so often when I was down...
He moved me forward so I could raise my children to the best of my ability.

Mr. and Mrs.K. They were the wind under my wings in those days.
I and the children would not have "made it" so successfully with out them.
They still pray for us every night.

My God provided me with schooling opportunities, and then a good stable job, later the courage to buy my first and then second home on my own. We never went hungry nor lacked for anything.
Oh, I am so very very thankful!
I am thankful for a strong, fun, loving Christian husband.
I am thankful to the Lord that He has provided me a second chance at love, with someone who really loves me... as the Lord loved the church, this is some one who is committed to marriage.
Oh, I am thankful!
I am thankful that I have a Grace (filled) family :)
I am thankful for my sister, for loving me, and standing by me.
She is someone I can be my self with and have a great time with!I am thankful that she and her hubby took me to Wales with them.
I am thankful for my beautiful children...
I have two sons....
"M". My first born. Such a good hearted guy.
 Strong and handsome too.
"J". my second son happy go lucky kind of guy..
.always puts a smile on every ones face.

I have a beautiful daughter too, "H".
I gave her a nick name..."Shmooy girl" when she was only a baby and it has stuck...
Even her blog bears her nick name...
Shmooy with her 3rd child, Eli.
Eli. is so alert and focuses in on people more than any baby I've ever seen.
 Bylla. my 2ND grandchild...a sweet curly haired girl.
When I walk in the door she will be the first to run to me with a huge smile.Just a little shy, to have her picture taken in her new "french" T-shirt..
Thanx Jamie for sending it. Lu. (below)is so active and so alive with a joy that is deep within his heart.
This little guy loves the Lord so very much.
Prayer and talking about Jesus is part of this 4 year old, every day life.
Oh yes... I am thankful!
I am thankful that my daughter has married a man of God who loves his wife and family.

Yes indeed I am one thankful woman
Thank you for joining me on this "Thankful Thursday" hosted by Lynn at

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  1. Oh how I feel for your confession! Coming from a badly split household my only real ambition was to have a family. God in His grace and despite all odds granted it for me. Blessed be His name. You have abeautiful family and a showerful of thankfulness. Wishing you all the joys of life.

  2. What a sweet and loving tribute to your family: new and old, sugar! Loved reading about them...
    Many blessings to you...

  3. Oh Gracie,
    Sweetie you are truly blessed. Yes God is so wonderful. He has helped me through these last few months, when I found myself asking, "Why?" Why did Amy have to suffer for such a long time? What was he waiting on? Why? I am slowly finding my answers, and no he has not forsaken me. Thank you my friend for your kind words and your prayers. Thank you so much. God Bless Your beautiful family Gracie. Country hugs honey, Sherry

  4. It looks and sounds like you have a beautiful family. I hope the Lord continues to bless and grace your family every day of your lives!

  5. Wonderful pictures! An amazing list to be thankful for! You are definitely a blessed woman!

  6. Oh Gracie, what a beautiful family you have! I loved seeing the photos and how thankful you are for each one of them. Amazing how you raised your kids alone but that the Lord provided your husband at just the right time for you to really enjoy him.

    Hugs to you,

    PS I'm enjoying getting to know you.

  7. Gracie, you have a beautiful family...thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    God is so good to us!!! :)

  8. I'm so happy for you Gracie! God is good! You have a wonderful family and thank you for sharing about them with us. You do indeed have much to be thankful for.


  9. May God always bless your sweet family.

  10. May God always bless your sweet family.

  11. Oh Gracie,

    This is the best post I have read all day. It is filled with your hope and everything Jesus. Jesus who gave you a new husband and a wonderful family.

    I wish I could meet each of you face-to-face. I loved reading every word and the pictures are stored in my heart.

    Neat. Happy TT. Thank you for sharing your praises with me. Love, Lynn

  12. What a long way you've come! It's wonderful to see how God has worked in your life! And you have a lovely family! Many blessings to you!

  13. HI GRACIE!!!!
    Oh I'm so glad you popped back over, I feel like it has been so long since I have visited with you!!!!
    I have missed you so much!!! Your Gratitude is so real and I know it makes us more appreciative to make a gratitude journal, writing things down makes it feel more real. God Has indeed Blessed you with a WONDERFUL man, sometimes it takes a second chance and God indeed Blessed you for serving him and waiting upon him for this guy!!
    You have an amazing family, and it shows!!!!Your chilcren are beautiful and happy!!!! They love you and know you did everything for them, life is always a cake walk and children understand those things and love you for the honesty.
    I think Bylla looks so cute in her top!!!! I will keep my eyes open for more french things!!!!!
    Have a Blessed day
    off today to our AZ luncheon with Az bloggers!!! There is suppose to be 15 or more there!!!!!
    I'm so excited!!!

  14. It's me again
    what is the name of the cd playing in the background??? I would love to purchase that one

  15. HI Gracie, what a lovely family you have. Thanks for stopping over to my TTS. I too have Fibromyalgia! it's awful isn't it? you poor baby girl. I liked reading your thankful page, it's very nice. I too met and married my second husband 21 years ago and it was the Lord that got me through the times after the ending of my first marriage. My husband now raised my kids halfway. He has been a wonderful gift from God. Looks like God has blessed you a big lovely family. Take care! Big hugs

  16. What a beautiful post Gracie... I love seeing your family and all the things you are grateful for. God is truly good - all the time! He knows us and gives us the desires of our hearts.

  17. Such a beautiful family. Wonderful post Gracie. Thank you for sharing.


  18. What a beautiful post! Such a testimony, such love. God is good! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, too.

  19. Oh, what a wonderful post! How awesome is our God for His provisions and for those He has sent in our lives!

    Your family is beautiful!
    Blessings & Aloha!


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