Thursday, March 10, 2011

Yes it is Thankful Thursday again and let me tell you my heart is bursting with gratitude. 
Firstly I am so very grateful that our "little man" John is ten today.
May our Lord open up the flood gates of heaven and shower you with the richest of His gifts.
John is an incredibly mature boy, filled with strength of character and a sharp mind.  A engineer in the making, a fine cook of bacon, and a wonderful care-giver to his siblings, cousins and any other little one needing help.  You will often see a toddler in his arms and there aren't many boys that nuture like John does.  Boy he is, complete with torn jeans and socks; always outside if possible or building.  Some of the best memories we hold dear is when he lived across the street from us and would spend countless hours with his grandpa building.  I see many of the same traits in John that are in my sweet man. 
I remember the day he was born and joy we felt as we gazed upon our first grandson.  That pride continues to grow each year.  I know the teen years are ahead but this guy is something special. 
Congrat's to his dad and mom for doing such a wonderful job raising him.
We love you John, no matter where you are or what you are doing, always know our love for you is constant.xxxooo Grandpa and Nana

I am also very thankful for the incredible spring day we are going to experience today.  The weather man said our temps will be in the 70's-did you hear that gals?  We had snow a week ago but today is clear and bright.  I am thankful for a Lord who redeems everything and wastes nothing.  I am thankful for His creativity and for all the ways He pours His love into His children.  I am thankful for unending grace and mercy and unconditional love.  I am thankful for His letter written to us so we could know Him better.
I am thankful for birds that sing, flowers that bloom, a dog at my feet and food on the table. I am thankful for the love of a good man.  I am thankful for dear friends whom encourage me and love me through cyberspace and the gift of blogging.  Who knew how much I'd love it and how many close, yes I say close, friends I'd make.  I'm thankful that my muscles aren't sore today from my class on Tuesday.  I'm thankful that I can go to bible study this morning. 
With a heart filled with gratitude, Noreen

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  1. Happy Birthday to John!! Have a lovely "spring" day!

  2. Hi, I have been looking at Iris's Thankful Thursday and trying to make sure my post was acceptable. The first few I looked at were very I was no sure....but now that I have read this beautiful heart lifting post of yours, I think I will post. Nice to meet you. Love your style of writing, so filled with energy and I am still waking up here in Florida, lol. Blessings.

  3. Happy Birthday John!

    I welcome spring with you!

  4. Happy BD to your special boy. He does sound lie a sweet heart for sure.
    I now have Tues. Thurs. and Friday off. We need to get together (o:

  5. Happy birthday to John! you are blessed my friend and i know that your grandbabies love you so!

  6. Happy birthday to "Little Man." :) I'm thankful for it being spring break for me. even though it's my last day) :o/ Anyway, just wanted to stop by since it's been more-than-a-while! Sure have missed checking in.
    Hope all is well.

  7. What a beautiful thankful list! Happy birthday to your first born grandson! He will be a fine young man! I am thankful He redeems everything and wastes nothing..I like that thought!
    Have a great weekend.


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