Monday, May 16, 2011

My Week in Review {Multitude Monday #211-230}

Supported with my "little" sister as she did her final assignment, a gallery walk, towards achieving her Master's degree in Counseling.

Celebrated with Nikki, one of our former youth group members, as she received her associate's degree.


Bachelorette-partied-it-up with da girlz for "my girl", Maribeth's impending nuptuals, but I forgot to take pics so here are some pics that we snapped last week when we were wedding shopping. Oh yes! The Royal Wedding was definitely on our minds!



Played ceremony coordinator with my uncle, Pastor Mike at the rehearsal


Cried with heartfelt joy at the blessing of God and my own personal sadness as Maribeth became Mrs. Adam Singleton.


It was definitely an emotional week -- both joyful and tearful -- and this upcoming week promises to continue on with another bachelorette party, my parent's flying in from Haiti for a week, my sister's graduation, and my cousin's little one's 1st birthday with the family. But I will try to through a post in here about something OTHER than current events.

But for today {and since I haven't counted my gifts in awhile} here are a few things that I am thankful for this week.

Gratitude - a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts or favours;
the state of feeling grateful

#211-230
~Meeting international students at my sister's gallery walk
~Getting ice cream with my sis to celebrate
~Spilling my "Firehouse 31" {cinnamon-flavored} ice cream all over her...accidentally of course
~Sharing bunches of laughs, stories, heartaches, joys, etc.
~Seeing a girl I have know since she was 14 and pre-Jesus, walk across the graduation stage as an accomplished, engaged, full-of-love-for-Jesus young woman
~Sharing memories with her and her closest friends and family
~Staying out late with some of "my" girls -- sad and exciting how they are growing up
~Playing games with girlfriends
~Laughing about all kinds of "new" married stuff
~Receiving forgiveness when I messed up
~See the details of a planned-for-day come together
~Giving an act of love through planning & designing a project for the bride-to-be
~Anticipation of the blessed event
~Lovely bouquets - each different from the other
~Little flower girl
~Parents' tears on their child's wedding day
~A bride's tears as she turned the corner of the aisle and realized, "This is it. That is him."
~Laughter & tears through those precious vows
~Feeling productive and creative in my work projects today
~Anticipating the upcoming week and the future plans

I have joined The Gratitude Community -- a place to be inspired by others and what God is doing in their lives, a chance to share my own journey of gratitude, and an opportunity to REMEMBER to be grateful in ALL things. So on Mondays, I will add to my list of 1000 gifts of all the graces God has provided in my life. Would you consider joining me? Even if you don't blog, you can join the gratitude community by starting a gratitude journal, mentionning your gifts on Facebook, or sending e-mails to your friends. Let's work together to help in creating a more thankful, joyous world!!



7 comments:

Breanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey, thanks so much for the comment...it made me smile and I had to come over and check out your blog. I enjoyed reading bits of your journey, thanks for sharing.

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a busy week for you! And what a perfect time to count your gifts! Have a great day! :)

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

It was so neat to "meet" you on my blog. (I like your background too)! You and your husband are an adorable couple. I would love to know how you two met! Is van Niekerk a popular name in South Africa (we know van Niekerks from South Africa)? Great gratitude list!! I love how you put the definition for gratitude on the top (I may need to copy that idea, if that's ok).

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

It was so neat to "meet" you on my blog. (I like your background too)! You and your husband are an adorable couple. I would love to know how you two met! Is van Niekerk a popular name in South Africa (we know van Niekerks from South Africa)? Great gratitude list!! I love how you put the definition for gratitude on the top (I may need to copy that idea, if that's ok).

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Breanne, for popping over!  Glad we could share our gifts together!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Jen!  Busy two weeks...but finally slowing day!  A LAZY Saturday tomorrow! YAY!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes!  Please feel free to copy the definition!

Here is the link to the 'how we got together'...

http://lindseyvanniekerk.blogspot.com/2011/02/love-bandit-my-favorite-valentines-day.html

Thanks for asking...it is one of my favorites!!

Any name with van is "semi" common, but not really van Niekerk...at least in the area where we lived.  But that is pretty impressive that you met another van Niekerk in the US.  Small world, I guess!!

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