Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I seem to have had a feeling this week that keeps coming back over me.  I think it is called “normal”.  I think normal has returned to my life.  I tried to look up a good definition of “normal” and I just had to laugh…it said, “perpendicular to a tangent at a point of tangency”…That sounds like geometry!  And if you know anything about me at all, math is not what I do! There were other definitions…“free from mental disorder”…but that is not quite true of me either!  None of them captured the realization I have had this week, that I think my life has turned a corner and it seems to be “normal”!  I have no idea how long it may last, but for today, I am very thankful for it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my Mother in Law’s Birthday

Grams and Gramps trip out west, 2009

We want to wish her a Blessed day.  She is celebrating her second Birthday without her husband.  I know it is not a path she ever would have chosen to walk, but each day God is enabling her to do just that.  I think that if there is one thing that I would say characterizes her life, it is that she is trusting the Lord.  And she is encouraging her family to do the same.  It is easier to accept encouragement from someone when you see they have lived out what they are speaking. 

We were so thankful to spend Thanksgiving with Mom/Grams with the kids in New York this past fall.  It was truly a special time.

Grams & Dad on the Brooklyn bridge

Brooklyn Bridge with the Godbys

Games at Thanksgiving
Catching up with Kenny and Wes

Godby Family Pictures at Owl's Head Park

Godby Family Pictures at Owl's Head Park

Godby Family Pictures at Owl's Head Park

Godby Family Pictures at Owl's Head Park

Happy Birthday Grams!  We are blessed to be your family!

…But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Proverbs 31:30b


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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I have written a lot of thank you notes lately.  I don’t think I have written so many since “wedding” or “baby shower” days!  Living here at the Polo club has brought a whole new experience to my life…many cards and gifts were dropped off at the office over the holidays.  I have made and written 56 cards.  I still have a hand full left to do for family.  So I thought I would share the cards I have made for my Thankful Thursday post.  I saw a simple design on one of my blogs that I thought would be easy to switch  around and do in mass production!  Next year, when everyone is showcasing their cute Halloween cards, I’m going to use that as a cue to start making Thank You cards!





The next one is my favorite.  I’m kind of into brown.  “Brown, I love brown”…apologies to the Fed Ex people in my family!


The thing about sending thank you cards is that you have been the recipient of something very nice, something worth saying “Thank You” for!


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