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 the creator of the universe created me on purpose and loves me!!
I am filled with JOY because blogger allows me to do posts in advance and schedule them for later, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to do my JOY post this week!!
I am filled with JOY because I have spent the last 2 weeks with my wonderful husband and 3 of my kiddos, just wish my grown ones could have been with us!!
I am filled with JOY because we homeschool our kids, the ones who are still young enough, so we won’t have to rush right home from vacation and send them to school.
I am filled with JOY because as much as I have loved traveling and seeing all the wonderful things we have seen, we are almost home!!  Home Sweet Home!!
I am filled with JOY because I have missed you all and over the next week or so will be able to catch up with everyone and see what’s been going on at your house!!
I am filled with JOY because even though the last leg of our journey included a two day business trade show for Dan, we were able to come with him, and his boss took us out to dinner Monday night to Benihana’s Japanese Steakhouse and it was wonderful!!
I am filled with JOY because everywhere we have traveled to for the last 2 weeks, God has shown Himself in big ways and with fun blessings!!
I am filled with JOY because in a few short hours, I will get to be back with my big kids and granddaughter, who I have missed terribly.
I am filled with JOY because some of you link up every week and help me spread the JOY!!
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be JOYful in God my Savior.  Habakkuk 3:18

What is filling you with JOY this week?
Counting it all Joy!!


He & Me + 3 said...

We have missed you too. Vacations are the best when you can just hang with the family and no other worries. So glad you all had a great time.
I have a gift Certificate to Benihana's...I better use it.

Kathy C. said...


I love what you said about Homeschooling...we always enjoyed being able to freely vacation, even take short 2 day trips whenever we wanted. I'm so glad you had a good vacation, but happy you'll be home soon too!
You're making me hungry for Japanese!!! :)
Blessings sweet friend!

Saleslady371 said...

I admire you for homeschooling your children. God gave me a Habakkuk scripture too! I smiled when I read yours. So glad you had such a fun time away.

Heart2Heart said...


Sounds like you have had an amazing adventure! I love having homeschooled kids because you can plan to do things during the week that other families can't do, like not hurrying back from vacation.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Loren said...

I am filled with JOY knowing you are probably home right now !!! WOOOHOO

I am filled with JOY because I hope to catch up with you SOON!!

I am filled with JOY cause I can't wait to hear about cupcake wars!!

I am filled with JOY because I know you are probably holding your sweet Ella right now and wow after 2 weeks it is probably one of the sweetest times EVER! I only didn't see Rylee for a few days and coming home to her was SOOOO WONDERFUL!!

Sooo glad you had such a fabulous time, and I am anxious to hear all about it and all that God has done for you guys!

Love you!