Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Finding JOY

 Yesterday was a beautiful day here. Sun was shining ever so much. I went out and took a brief walk .  I know some are enduring below freezing temps,snow, even blizzards. Texas has such mild winters,but oh,the summer is notorious....HOT! I'm trying to encourage my mama to get out and enjoy the sunshine too, even walk a short distance,but she rather just sit. She is still grieving and isn't wanting to do much,but shes coming along. At least we are getting through most days without crying. It's only been two months since my daddy passed.  Yesterday was the two month mark.

There have been many changes in my life over the passed year. It seems like everything was turned upside down,but I'm determined to think on what is good and positive in my life in 2016. As much as I don't like changes,I still believe they have a purpose for our lives. My word for 2016 is JOY.  I plan to look for joy in my life each day. There is much around me to bring a smile to my face,to even thrill my heart. I just must not allow the cares of the world to overcast dark shadows on my JOY.

My scripture for this year Phil.4:8   Think on these things!

One big reason for joy this year is that very soon I am going to be a great grandmother......yes,that's right ...at 56 I'm going to be a great grandmother to a sweet baby girl. Her name is Hailee Mae....shes to be born Feb. 11th.


  1. Beautifully written. What a wonderful reminder to us all to 'think on these things'. Congratulations on becoming a GG! :)

    1. Again, congrats! My grandson will be born sometime around that date as well!

      Grace & Peace

  2. What a nice start to 2016. A baby will certainly bring joy to your family.

  3. There is nothing like a sweet baby to bring joy and hope! Glad to know you and your mother are doing okay. And how nice to take a walk!

  4. The whole chapter 4 is wonderful to me.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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