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 so others will be able to find your blog!!  
Don’t forget to post a link on your blog back to me!!

I am filled with JOY because Jesus loves ME and wants to spend time with ME!!
I am filled with JOY because the Lord made such a wonderful husband just for me and he is home from China!!  WOO HOO
I am filled with JOY because Monday when my electricity went out for hours, and I was so worried that the hundreds of dollars of food I had already purchased for the wedding I am catering this weekend would be ruined, and Dan was still out of town, Loren’s sweet hubby called and was all ready to bring a generator and hook it up for me and save the day!!  Praise the Lord the electricity came back on and he didn’t have too!!  THANK YOU BRIAN!!
I am filled with JOY because Loren and Jantzen are coming to hang with us and help with the wedding catering preparations Saturday!!  
I am filled with JOY because a week from tomorrow we are leaving for our much needed vacation to the sandy beaches of California!!  I have never been there, I am soooooo excited!!
I am filled with JOY because my sweet granddaughter, Ella, tells me daily how much she is going to miss me while we are gone!!  I love how much she loves me!!
I am filled with JOY because Shane was supposed to leave for his next deployment training while we were in California and we wouldn’t get to see him before he leaves, but he found out yesterday that he won’t leave until a week after we are back now!!  Have to cherish every minute until he leaves in February for Afghanistan!!
I am filled with JOY because I have just about finished picking our curriculum and deciding what all we are going to do in school this year!!  You would think after 11 years it would be a NO-BRAINER, but it’s not!!
I am filled with JOY because there is a new yogurt place in town!!  It has like 12 different flavors and tons of toppings and you get to serve yourself, toppings and all!!  We went, it was so YUMMY!!
I am filled with JOY because JOY is contagious and you guys are helping me spread it!!

What has been filling you with JOY lately?
Counting it all Joy!!


Loren said...

Oh what a joyful list you have today!! I cannot wait to see you in action on Saturday! You inspire me so much!

I am sooooo glad your electricity came on too but I am also thankful Brian was able to help if needed! We truly are blessed with the most amazing husbands!

Wooohoo on Shane being able to see you guys ! Thank you Lord for divine intervention!! :)

I love the LOVE of a Grandchild! there really is nothing like it is there! So very special!

I love YOU! and sharing and spreading JOY together brings me so much JOY!

partialemptynester said...

Thoroughly enjoying spreading the joy with ya! Sooo joyful for you at the abundant family time that God's perfect timing is affording you!

He & Me + 3 said...

I am sharing my JOY today too. Thanks for the chance Angel.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me and wants to spend time with me too. AMAZING!
Have fun with Loren and Jantzen...that is so neat that they are going to help you.

Heart2Heart said...


WOW you do have quite a few things on your list be thankful for. I know you will love being with Loren and her family. She truly does have a heart of gold and will be a huge blessing and a helping hand to you this weekend. See what blogging can do!

I too, am super happy for you that your hubby is back home and hopefully for quite some time! Enjoy your upcoming vacation!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Unknown said...

What a joyful list! And don't forget you are joyful because you're going to be an awesome runner!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love your JOY list so much. :) What a dear friend you have in Loren... and her family! You are going to have fun with them helping with the catering for sure. I'm sure you are going to have such a wonderful time in CA!


Beth E. said...

I have never been to California, either. That sounds like a wonderful vacation...have a great time!