Why I Count it all Joy Wednesday

Help spread the JOY!!  Grab my button, make your own JOY list, post it, and come back and leave a comment telling me you did!!  Make the world a JOYfilled place!!

I am filled with JOY because the Lord has blessed me with another day and not just any ol’ day...it’s my birthday!!

I am filled with JOY because Drew and Isaac went to Panera and picked up breakfast for me this morning!!  What sweet boys I have!!
I am filled with JOY because when I went in my bathroom to shower this morning, my sweet, sweet hubby had written “Happy Birthday, I love you” on my mirror!!  He brings JOY to me daily!!
I am filled with JOY because even though Shane is gone, I will hear from him sometime today!!  I truly miss that boy!!
I am filled with JOY because I woke up to tons of emails, facebook comments, texts, and even a phone call all wishing me a happy birthday!!  I love my friends and family!!
I am filled with JOY because Andy, my SIL, dropped my 4 year-old granddaughter, Ella, off this morning and when he left without saying happy birthday to me Ella said, “Oh well, he must have forgotten your birthday but it’s a good thing I am here!!  We are going to have sooo much fun.”
I am filled with JOY because my hubby, kiddos (except Shane), and my grandkids are all taking me to dinner tonight!!
I am filled with JOY because even while I have been dealing with life, dealing with Shane leaving, dealing with my sweet grandson coming to live with me, and just being drained emotionally some of my sweet blog friends have continued to post and help spread the JOY on their Wednesday posts!!  You girls are amazing!!!  Love you
I am filled with JOY because Joseph, our missionary friend who stayed with us last summer, facebooked me and wants me to get on skype so he and his family can sing happy birthday to me today!!  How cool is that!!  It won’t even be in English!!  Such a JOY knowing him!!
I am filled with JOY because we are leaving Friday to spend a couple days in Branson!!  Taking the kids and both grandkids to Silver Dollar City!!  How fun!!
I am filled with JOY because we all finally got our hair cut, and boy did we ALL need it!!
I am filled with JOY because Jesus is the peace and strength I need and always shows up to wrap His arms around me at just the right time!!
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.  Psalm 126:5-6
What is filling you with JOY today???
Counting it all Joy!!


Sandy said...

Wow! When you do post, you always have a such a long, wonderful list of JOYS. I am continuing to pray for your family. Have a fun time on your trip! I already told you Happy Birthday, but I'm telling you again!. . .
HaPPPPPPPy Birthday! Have fun letting your family celebrate YOU! You deserve it!

Andrea said...

I have a prayer request at arise 2 write.

Kathleen said...

Today my joy is complete with many simple things. As I look out my kitchen window, the Maple trees are ripe with buds, threatening to bloom any second. So, so beautiful!

Love your joys,

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Happy Birthday Angel! It sounds like you had a very special and wonderful day. Your husband is so sweet! Branson sounds like so much fun. Enjoy your trip! ♥

Steph T. said...

HOpe you had a Happy day!! It sounds like it!! Have fun in Branson...I love that place.

Love you friend. Praying for u & your family.

Beth E. said...

I'm hoping to go to Panera tomorrow...we're driving to the "big city"!

Thanks for sharing your list with us...such wonderful things to be joyful about!

Warren Baldwin said...

Good post, filled with joy. And it is all about relationships, the way God wants us to live and experience life.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Happy Birthday!

Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples