DAY 7: I am so thankful for fantastic blogging buddies that have become "in real life" friends. Let's face it nobody understand us like we understand each other. So many people really don't get the friendships that are formed through this wonderful medium...and they don't even know what they are missing. Thank you for your words of encouragement, your unconditional acceptance and your words of affirmation.
DAY 8: Today is our 15th birthday celebration at the Mission. If you are new to my blog, you can read more about our calling and the thing that we call our day job HERE. In these past 15 years thousands of people in dire need have come through our gates and many have moved on to better futures. I cannot explain how much it means when you know, that you are right where God have called you to. I am so thankful that when He calls He equips and He sustains. Many times when we were at the end of our strength He stepped in and saved the day. If you don't believe in miracles I invite you to visit the Mission. A year ago we came so close to being forced to close the Mission and then He came through, MOVED THE MOUNTAIN and saved the day yet again. (You can read about that here.) Today I am SOOOO grateful that He has His hand over this ministry.
DAY 9: We have 14 new families that moved into the huge old palm tree outside our bedroom window. I can sit for hours and watch the weavers come with long strands of greenery and weave it into that perfect nest that is blueprinted in their nature. Just last week I watched the same weaver trying to build a nest that was pulled apart by his mate three times before she was happy that he was getting it right...how is that for being hen pecked? Today I am grateful that I wake up to birdsong every morning.
DAY 10: I am grateful that we live on the coast. After our Drakensberg vacation in April I am now even more certain that I am a girl that needs to be close to the sea water. I love it that we can decide to have breakfast with a view and then be there within minutes.
DAY 11: Today I am thankful for precious time spent with my grandchildren and that we planned our garden to suit the little ones.
They are growing up way to quickly.
My littlest grandson, Juan...isn't he precious.
Stefan being a cool dude.
DAY12: I am thankful that we can be so very involved in raising little Stefan. He does not lack in excellent male role models. He is so very attached to his Oupa. He always need to touch him ;-)
...and no, he was not in danger of getting hurt in the car whilst being unrestrained.
Just look at that little tootsies.
Are you counting your blessings?
Do you know that most of your blessings cannot be bought?
It is the little things...don't you agree?