Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

He is Good

He has already played seven games in two weeks.

Good-bye November you have been good.  Reflecting on the past month I have to stop and say thank-you Lord.  His faithfulness still brings me to my knees...which is where I need to remain in a state of gratefulness.  November brought our son's beginning of his high school basketball season.  It has been a joy to be back on the bleachers after a two year reprieve.  This once resistant sports mom is back in her arena with her cheering voice being heard across the court.  "Go Stepheoooooooooooooooooooooo"  Yes we affectionately call him Stepheooo!

Thanksgiving weekend gave us the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather at a wildlife preserve.  We just kept saying, "you are so pretty...how beautiful" as we admired God's handiwork.  We fed and touched some of the most beautiful animals on our trip through the wildlife preserve. Isn't it going to be great when the lion and the lamb lay down beside each other again?

Although all our children weren't with us for Thanksgiving lunch we still kept our traditions in place.  My parents joined us for a wonderful day. After a satisfying meal, afternoon of touch football,  we all  huddled near the television to watch the last football game between The University of Texas and Texas A&M....a 107 year old rivalry came to an end.  Our day ended in a last 2 second win by UT...  younger brothers of past players, McCoy and Shipley brought in our win.

What a precious month of experiencing God's faithfulness even when I wasn't faithful.  Good-bye November you hold some precious memories for 2011.  Welcome December, you are the last month of the year, what memories do you hold?

25 Joining in with more words:

Debbie said...

I just love your thankful heart Janette! I enjoyed seeing all the family photos and adventures. The smile on your face says so much. God is so good and it's great to experience the beauty of His creation. I would love to be in the bleachers with you cheering on your son's team. I know you'd be a hoot to hang out with.

Love you,

Amy said...

Thanks for the thoughts about your November. The pictures were rich with love and fun and great memories. Our's was wonderful too. Thanksgiving is just so family and rich. God is always faithful and constant even when we feel we are not constant with Him. So thankful. Have a great December! Amy

Crickit said...

What a wonderful post. I enjoyed seeing your November memories. It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Day also. I can't believe that December is already here! Here's to more great memories being made this month! :)

Theresa said...

I love getting a peek into your life. What lovely photos! Such a beautiful family. Looks like November was a wonderful month :)

Farm Girl said...

I love seeing all of your family. What wonderful pictures and what a fun day.
I would say you have been very, very blessed.

Sandy said...

Love all these precious pictures, especially your daughter hugging Benjamin. Not sure he wanted to be hugged! Too cute! You look so very
happy and that makes me happy!
Go Stepheoo! That's exciting! We still call Shaun, Shaunners and Seth, Seth-a-roo. Love our kids! I believe the Lord has only good things in store for all His children in this month and the upcoming year!

Canadagirl said...

What wonderful pictures of all that you are thankful for! Family, God's provision, good memories and so much more.

Yes, I think we would have a wonderful time sitting with a warm drink and laughing and tears of joy and trials. I am thankful for finding you my blogging friend. ((HUGS))

Blessings and ((HUGS))

Vee said...

You're so cute! Yes, I saw you there. Looks as if you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving time. We need more Salt of the Earth families like yours! God is good and I am praying for a special December for everyone. November was indeed a goodmonth.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So many wonderful family activities in November!! You have a beautiful family, Janette. I love your sillouhette (sp?) at the top!! God is so wonderful. Thanks be to Him! blessings ~ tanna
ps yes, it is wonderful to have gotten to know another Texas gal! ;)

Lisa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! My sweet neighbor has a kid at each school so they were all at the game. What fun!!!

Debbie said...

It looks wonderfully full to overflowing. I love how you look at things, Janette.

I'm so dumb that I don't know why your teams won't be playing each other again.

I think, or I hope, that December will bring all of us even more wonderful memories. I'll be remembering what it was like to be under 50 by the end of it.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

What great memories for November and the pictures were just an added treasure. May your December be filled with just as many blessings and memories!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful post to end this Thanksgiving month with. God is good. I'm glad you had a fun day with you family, it looks like you still had a house full. Have a wonderful weekend. Patty

Shelley said...

Oh this is the second thankful post I have read this morning - hummm - maybe I need to learn something here lol Thanks, as always, for posting :)

Sharon said...

Precious times, Janette. I fondly remember those days sitting in the bleachers! My sons were not basketball players (*short* runs in our family!) - but I was at many a roller and ice hockey game, screaming my little mom heart out.

It looks like you had such a blessed Thanksgiving, and it was real joy to share it with you a bit.

Yes, God brings many blessings - He is faithful even during our *un*faithfulness.

He has much in store for your thankful heart this month - and I can't wait to hear all about it!


Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Those are goregeous collages, Janette, and thank you for allowing us to share in your thankfulness and your family memories.

blessedmom's simple home said...

What wonderful family photos. It sounds like November has been a joyful and busy month...and now December :)

Sue said...

Love this janette, great family Photos, and yes He is always so faithful to me even when I am not.
Joining GTC was a treat for me, as I learned a lot about myself , and I got to meet so many others.
Thank you for sharing.

Sue Anne McKinney said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! Love seeing the kids photos. what a beautiful family.
Merry Christmas! Send me your snail mail address when you get a minute. ;)

Sally said...

You set a beautiful Thanksgiving table. It looks like you had great fun. We were in and out on the UT game but kept checking the score to the end. I'm going to try and make December go slower and enjoy the holiday. Wish me luck.

moreofhim said...

I'm always so blessed by your words. You remind me to be thankful in all things. Love all your pictures!

God bless you - Julie

Crown of Beauty said...

What a wonderful post this is, and the pictures are beautiful. I so enjoyed reading about your family get togethers, and trip to the wildlife preserve. Yes, Heaven will be such a wonderful place.

Thank you for sharing...


Sassy Granny ... said...

What a fabulous collection of thanksgivings! I'll bet your December list rivals it!!

Petra said...

"Isn't it going to be great when the lion and the lamb lay down beside each other again?" Amen! Can't wait! I enjoyed your November recap and grateful heart!

Anonymous said...

nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...loves soraya

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