Why I “Count it all Joy” Wednesday

Welcome to Why I Count It All Joy Wednesday!!
To join in on all the JOY, grab my button for your post, 
make your own JOY list, and link up below this post!  
Don’t forget to post a link back to me!

I am filled with JOY because we got to spend the day swimming with Loren and her family.  It is so cool that we met and became BFF’s in 7th grade and today our granddaughters are playing together!!

Rylee, Loren's princess and Ella, my princess 

I am filled with JOY because we were able to host Joseph, our missionary friend, and were so blessed by him and by the things he taught us.

Dan and I with Joseph

Joseph gave us this painting for hosting him at our house!!  It is soooo cool!!!

I am filled with JOY because the 4th of July is this weekend and my sweet hubby has an extra day at home with us!!
I am filled with JOY because a friend told us about a kids bowling program for the summer and we signed up and now we get to bowl for the rest of the summer for free.  We so aren’t good bowlers, but the kids love it.
I am filled with JOY because Ella was shopping with her momma and she saw a sleep mask, asked her mom what it was, and requested that she buy one for me, her nanny, because I don’t sleep as good as she thinks I should.  She was so excited when she brought it to me!!

Had to have a picture with the mask on for Ella!!

I am filled with JOY because everyone in my family loves to cook and we do it together all the time!!  Creating great memories!!

I am filled with JOY because I was reading Proverbs and was reminded that is says, Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life. Proverbs 16:31  I love more than anything that you can find a verse for everything you go through, even getting gray!!

I am filled with JOY because our vacation to the beaches of California is only a month away!!  I have never been there and I am SOOOOO excited!!
I am filled with JOY because when I was really having an upsetting day, and the enemy was really trying to steal my JOY, Jesus showed up in a big way to restore my JOY and comfort me. (see yesterdays post)
I am filled with JOY because His word says, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33  Praise His holy name!!!

What fills you with JOY??
Counting it all Joy!!


Loren said...

Oh My Gosh!! I LOVE THIS POST!!!! Our Princesses' are sooooo adorable as is that PINK MASK!! We are sooo blessed Angel! It just makes me want to cry I am soo very thankful and soooo very filled w/JOY!!

of course some of our Joy today is the same! no surprise there huh!! Even with our Dh having time off! Maybe that should be date night! :)

Love you sooo much my JOY filled friend

Andrea said...

I am blessed to have come by here, today.

Kathy C. said...

I love that you and Loren are friends and I get to know you both (in blogland). :) That brings me joy.
Love the sleep mask, that was VERY thoughtful of Ella. :)

Beth in NC said...

Those are wonderful reasons to be full of joy!

Have a sweet evening!

He & Me + 3 said...

I am so jealous that you and Loren get to hang out all the time...but so happy for you both.
Cute picture of the granddaughters.
Love your eye mask. Actress wears one all the time. LOL

Sandy said...

Angel, thank you so much for doing this on Wednesdays! I enjoy participating it in it! This is a great post! Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Steph T. said...

That is so cool about you & Loren & your grandbabies!! I love that!! And the missionary's painting is precious. Your mask cracks me up!! LOL!! Get some good sleep!!

I totally forgot to Count it all Joy yesterday!! After being on a break for a week I am so far behind!! I will go do it now!!
You are a joy & so is your blog!