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Aug 4, 2020

Starting Today with a Grateful Heart

if you haven't linked up with emily at ember grey for her grateful heart mondays yet, consider checking it out.  every monday, we post about things that we're grateful for.  it's an awesome way to start off your week, and if posting on a monday doesn't suit your blogging schedule, good news!  the link-up is open all week long!

here's what i'm grateful for today:
god's faithfulness
a wonderful church family
prayer warriors surrounding our family
the ever growing peony project
farm stands
summer evening walks
my boss is back from her sabbatical!
baked oatmeal with fresh peaches

so stop by the grateful heart link-up …i encourage you to go check it out, read some of the other posts, and consider participating!

on a separate note...thank you all for your prayers last week in regards to my dad's scans.  unfortunately, we didn't get the news we were hoping for (if you're interested, you can read all of the details here).  he started iv chemo on thursday and will have to have infusion once every three weeks.  so far, he's really handled the chemo well.  however, if i could ask again, i'd really appreciate prayers against fatigue.  my dad has a spectacular attitude, but he is starting to get discouraged because he is used to being super busy, and these meds are slowing him down.  we need the peace of god to surround our family and for my dad to adjust to this "new normal" (again).  thank you!

what are you grateful for today?


  1. These are beautiful Betsy! Ditto to farm stands, and summer evening walks...I never want this season to end! :) Happy Monday friend!

  2. I love this post. thank you for reminding me to start this day off grateful!!

  3. I'm so sorry about the news, Bets, but so glad you all are taking immediate action - proactive movement. There are so many prayers surrounding you and your dad and your family! We'll keep them coming so that they can continue to surround you guys and wrap around you like a blanket of peace. (PS- I feel like I'm so far behind with the Peony Project! I'm so excited to put more time into that and getting to know everyone. I'm thankful for YOU and creating it!)

  4. thanks so much friend....this road is a hard one, but we are embracing the peace of jesus and moving forward! his doctor and team are awesome and don't mess around, so we are in good hands. thanks for your prayers!

  5. amen! i love it...though i also love fall, so if i could just have early-mid september weather all the time, i'd be totally thrilled :)

  6. thanks girl! he is...but feeling a bit discouraged at the moment, which is tough

  7. So sorry about the news. Definitely sending prayers this way. Sending love and positive thoughts your way too!

  8. I'm grateful that you have a great church family and so many people praying already - God is great and can do miraculous things - we'll continue to raise up your dad in prayer over here, Betsy.

  9. wonderful things to be grateful for! Praying for our Lord to be by your dad's side through the chemo and that his fatigue turns to strength to both him and you guys!

  10. I love this post idea and link up. I will have to join in next week. What a great way to start off each week. Keeping your dad in prayer.


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