Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Friday, August 22, 2008

In Everything Give Thanks

In some ways it has been a tough summer and yet the Lord's goodness and mercy shine through. With death, heart abnormalities, hospitalization for an in-law family member, and other medical issues the simple day to day stuff seemed insignificant. And yet the toilet training, the school planning, cleaning, making meals and such had to continue.

It is great to be able to get away from the mundane and take a breather.

We still had much to be thankful for . . .

106. with much thanksgiving I held my little nephew the day after he had his angiography . . . he is doing very well!!

107. a Saturday to enjoy a beach and a museum on an island

108. we have been thankful for how our gardens turned out this year



beets . . . so far two jars of pickled beets

cucumbers . . . some to eat and some to pickle

and some sweet peppers . . . as well as peas, beans, spinach, dill, celery, carrots, and a few strawberries

109. time away at the cottage . . . resting, reading

110. enjoying the outdoors with our children . . . walking, rowing,

111. beautiful colours

112. campfires at night with sticky treats

113. a walk on a beautiful summer day not far from home

114. a place for little legs to rest

115. a wonderful day at the African Lion Safari . . .

116. daughter cutting off more than 10 inches of blonde locks to donate


  1. Great photos Rebekah! I especially enjoyed all your visits. What a journey for us to take with you.

  2. Thank you for a pictorial reminder of the many, many reasons we have to be thankful.


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