Monday, August 22, 2011

For the joy...

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child;
Friends on Earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild;
Lord of all, to Thee we raise
This, our hymn of grateful praise.
- from the hymn "For the Beauty of the Earth"

My grateful praise...
- a successful seminar for my new job, with baby in toe.
-taking baby to church, introducing him to lots of good friends
- birthday picnic with my boys
- my sister's engagement!
- Pastor Coleman's visit and sermon
- "listen to me, my dear people..."
- Aunt Jasmine's "Hope Blanket" : FOUND!
- a visit from James aunts and cousins, fresh fruit and fun gifts for Mom and Levi
- yummy meals, courtesy of friends
- this lovely handmade birthday crown from Aunt Janet! ...
- and of course, this sweet little boy and getting to know and love him more and more everyday.


  1. This is a wonderful list. Looks like you were surrounded by friends and family. Lots of love. And your baby is so beautiful. God Bless him. He looks like a Gerber baby :)

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

  2. Beautiful blessings, especially that last pic :)

    visiting from Ann's place,
    Blessings to you!

  3. This is a wonderful look so happy in that crown, your smile is contagious, and your baby is absolutely precious!

    (I am here from Ann's place, too--you linked up right before I did)

    and I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family!

  4. what a beautiful list of thanks. So glad I stopped by! I really really love your blog--the design, your writing, your heart, your purpose. I hope to visit again soon!


  5. Just when I think he couldn't possibly get any cuter, he shatters the Cuteness Ceiling! Levi in his sack is a picture of Pure Contentment.