Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blessed. So Blessed.

I can scarcely believe it.  2012 is nearly over and we're about to embark on a brand, spanking New Year.

I have so much to be grateful for this past year.  

My family's healthy.  Oh my.... isn't that just grand?  I know there are so many struggling with illness and I know how hard that can be.

My heart goes out to you.  And, if you ask me...  I'll be sure to pray for you and yours.

I adore my husband...  so patient and kind...  My daughter is so precious to me and my grandson is PURE JOY!

I'll never stop being amazed that the Father listens to ME!....  little 'ol me...  from Washington State.  He cares about me, knows how many hairs are on my head (fewer than in the past) and wants what's best for ME!  It gives me goose bumps....  I'm in AWE of Him.

I'm so grateful that He loves me even when HE REALLY knows me.  Whoa....

I have a sweet little cottage with plenty to eat (NOTE TO SELF:  you really MUST cut back), heat and a car that never fails me.

I find myself being so grateful for those things.  I'm so content with what we have.  Nothing's fancy around here....  NOTHING...  our cars are older, our house is now ten years old and teensie...  we don't have a boat or vacation home, but I'm so happy and content with what we've been given.  In fact, I'm downright thrilled with it.  

As I walk through this little cottage I thank God constantly.  I just love it.  REALLY love it.  He's given me the talent to make it into a home that we both enjoy by re-creating old things.  Amazing.  Not bragging here.......truly, I am not.  I realize I couldn't do these creative things without His direction and His hand is on everything I do.  

Now, that's reallllly cool, right?

I have always thought that because I have a tough time in the walking department (you can read about that HERE, if you're so inclined) He gave me an extra measure of artfulness.  Something to keep me entertained.  And it really does.

My heart is just bursting today.  So full of gratitude.

So now, I'm off to clean the teensie, bitsy cottage...  and yes, I'm even grateful to be able to do that.....  there have been times when I couldn't.

You mean so much to me...  I'm grateful to you too, for the love and kindness you've given me the past few years.  I started this blog nearly four years ago, right after my Mum passed away.  I thought my life was over I was in so much pain...  but time does heal and although I miss her every, single day, it's not as painful as it once was, not having her here.  And, I know I'll see her again.  

Happy New Year sweet chickies.  May your year be filled with contentment and joy that comes from knowing Him...    :-)

Be Blessed,




  1. Spencer what a beautiful post! I agree it is not the material things that are important something I try to teach to my daughter.And today as we went through things that she has outgrown it was a good lesson to know! Those things are not important!
    I want to wish you and your family many blessings and good health in the coming year!

  2. God truly is so good to all of us. Even during hardships, he reveals himself to us just when we need him most. Blessings to you in 2013.

  3. Beautiful thoughts. It's so true. Blessed New Year to you and your family!

  4. I've been busy counting my blessings today too...a grateful heart know no bounds. Best wishes for the new year, I can tell you have lots of plans!

  5. You have to be the most positive person I know, even though I only "cyber-know" you. :-) thank you for such a beautiful post. And here's to many more blessings in your 2013!

  6. U would luv my new blog banners forget me nots. Happy new yr.

  7. Spencer, what a lovely post. I, too, count my blessings. So many little things to be grateful about. I hope your New Year is full of good health and joy.

  8. Thanks for such graceful, inspiring post!

  9. Just found your blog.. so sweet.. I am truly blessed too. I hope you will stop as I count my blessings too. Happy New Year!

  10. Girl, your post is so heartwarming!!! Its right up my alley, what I have isnt fancy or much, but I LOVE it and am grateful! :) Thank you for this year! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year


  11. Hello Spencer. I found you via a comment you left on Carol, the polka dot closet, blog. Lucky me! I've read through some of your recent posts and love all the things you've done. God did bless you with creativity. I am your newest follower and I can't wait to take time to read your older posts and all your new ones!
    Wishing you the best,

  12. What a sweet post, I am right there with you, so thankful for all I have and oh, that my family is all healthy, I think that is the most important! Have a very blessed new year!


  13. This is a beautiful post, Spencer...straight from your sweet heart. Wishing you even more blessings in the New Year. I am playing catch up these days, trying to visit a few blogs I haven't been to in a while. I'm so glad I stopped here.

  14. Wonderful post.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!


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