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!!

Several weeks ago, I asked my kids to get involved in my JOY list and they loved it.  Today they wanted to do it again!!  So here goes!!
I am filled with JOY because even though the internet has been sparse around here, I was able to do my JOY list!!
I am filled with JOY because my parents brought us to California for vacation!!  (Isaac)
I am filled with JOY because we have eaten a lot of good (different) food!!  (Drew)
I am filled with JOY because today we got Skim boards and a kid at the beach was helping us learn how to use them!!  (Adam)
I am filled with JOY because some lady who didn’t even know us or that we had added a cupcake adventure to our vacation, just randomly gave us a box of 5 cupcakes. (the beginning of blessings, full story later)
I am filled with JOY because my dad is an artist, my mom is a baker, my big brother is a soldier, my sister is a mom, my other big brother is going to be a chef, and my twin is my BFF!!  (Adam)
I am filled with JOY because even though my oldest brother couldn’t come on vacation with us, he is in the army and fights for our freedom!!  (Isaac)
I am filled with JOY because we were able to travel across the country and we got to spend all this extra time with each other!!  (Drew)
I am filled with JOY because I got to spend the whole day at surf shops and the beach with my boys, my book, and the beautiful California sunshine that my God created!!
I am filled with JOY because I have a wonderful family and great friends who are praying with me and for me about Cupcake Wars!!
I am filled with JOY because every week I have friends who make JOY lists and help me spread the JOY!!
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12
What’s filling you with JOY this week??
Counting it all JOY!!


Loren said...

I am sooo happy you all are having such a good time :0) So glad I got to hear your voice today! So glad the Lord intervened in the little situation and it is done :)

We serve a MIGHTY God and I am so joyful for all of you!

Praying Praying Praying

Love you all!

Saleslady371 said...

So much joy here, I can't contain it! Have a wonderful time in sunny California on the beach with the kiddos!

partialemptynester said...

So much joy in one list, but the one that really sticks out that I absolutely love is Adam's best friend is his twin!! My nieces are twins and they feel the same way...and their siblings and cousins all wish they had twins bc of their fun relationship :)

Sandy said...

Such joy can only come from
Him--the One who is the true
meaning of joy Himself! I
rejoice with you!

He & Me + 3 said...

Family time is the best. How nice that everyone gave a little bit of their joy. Fun

Mich said...

This list made me smile. I love that you are teaching your kids how to be thankful.