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, make your own JOY list, it doesn’t have to be long, one thing, one hundred things, it doesn’t matter, just find your JOY and come back and link up so you can share it with us.  Remember JOY is contagious!!
I am filled with JOY because Dan will land in China this morning and call me on Skype!!
I am filled with JOY because when I went to bed last night, exhausted from being mom and dad, I realized I hadn’t written my JOY post, the JOY, I can do it late and still be loved!!
I am filled with JOY because Adam and Isaac’s worst allergy/asthma season is just about over!!  
I am filled with JOY because I am going to sit with Loren today!!  She had surgery Friday and is at home healing!!
I am filled with JOY because when I was putting my kids to bed last night, Adam said, “Mom, you are awesome!!”  I said, “Why do you say that!!”  He said all the normal - you take care of us stuff, then he said, “You put up with all of us and you laugh and you don’t even have to be in a straight jacket!”  (You know it’s crazy around your house when your kids even know a straight jacket might not be out of the question)
I am filled with JOY because I have a beautiful daughter who has grown into a beautiful wife, mom, and friend!!
I am filled with JOY because the leaves are finally BEGINNING to turn around here!!  I just love all the Fall colors!!
I am filled with JOY because even though I have been married 20 years, I still miss Dan when he travels like I did when we were young and first married, and can’t wait for him to return!!
I am filled with JOY because Jesus is my JOY and strength!!
I am filled with JOY because some of you help me spread the JOY week after week!!
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!!


The Real Me! said...

You know I feel like that about my husband. No matter how long we've been married I still get those butterfly feelings.
I'm glad you are going to get to sit with Loren. I have been wondering how she's been doing. I'm sure she will enjoy you being there and helping her.
Big Hugs to you and give one to Loren for me okay?

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love to read you JOY lists! :) Please send my love to Loren... I have been wondering how she is doing. I hope she is healing quickly! I love to hear after 20 years you miss your hubby... I feel the same way about my husband. I guess that means we picked the right guys?! :) That is SO neat that you can talk to him on Skype! ♥

Beth E. said...

What a great list! I would be filled with joy if my boys said I was awesome...wow!

So glad to hear that Loren had her surgery. My computer was being fixed so I didn't realize she'd had her surgery. I'll be praying for her quick recovery!

Blessings to you...

He & Me + 3 said...

I really need to try out that skype. I love the fall colors too. My I have missed visiting your blog and your joyful posts. You are precious and I love you!
Thought of you today when I saw cupcake lipgloss and bath and body works. They smell yummy.