Walking Backwards - Counting Blessings

I'm sitting here on a Sunday afternoon enjoying a piece
of the first zucchini bread of the season!
I made it after coming home from a minor league baseball game.
As I snack, I'm walking backwards through my week, counting blessings as I go.
 The office staff from the office in which my husband works one day a week
enjoyed lunch and the potential of watching a double header earlier this afternoon.
(We only stayed for the first game.)
Before the game, I was blessed by a beautiful morning worship service
at our church.  (No photos.)
 Yesterday, my husband officiated at a funeral, but he encouraged me to take
the Home and Garden Tour by myself..  It had been rained out (over 4" of rain)
 the night before, much to our mutual disappointment.
I'm glad I did it. Here are some photos of a few things that caught my eye....
a leaf that fell on a shadowed sidewalk,
 a lovely lounging spot in the back corner of a well-groomed yard,
and these two chairs that I'm SURE weren't considered an actual part of the tour,
but which I found to be simply enchanting.  
(Maybe it was the powder blue railing....)
I took a TON of pictures on the Tour and posted them on my garden blog.
 Earlier in the week, we took our two grandsons to Sauder Village
in Archbold, OH
These two pictures from there bring me special pleasure.
Finally, one of my favorite flowers...
seen along a walk taken Monday.
I reflect on a happy week with a thankful heart.
Leading a hymn sing at a local nursing home,
driving a friend to her appointment for an MRI,
and meeting friends for lunch were among many other blessings I am counting
this afternoon.
Oh--I almost forgot!  I finished a novel, Those We Love Most, by Lee Woodruff,
and we sold the box-on-legs
that my husband remodeled from an old box I'd found at a garage sale in a field.
(I enjoy selling some of our stuff on a local facebook garage sale site.).

Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.  James 1:17, New Living Translation


  1. I loved reading your blessings!

  2. I enjoyed this post.

    God is awesome at working out all the details.

    Have a wonderful week Rebecca ~ Love ~ FlowerLady

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    what a nice week you had and nice list of blessings. It truly is the simple things I think that make such a difference I feel. and when we get too busy we miss them!!

    Loved your post before this too, all those gorgeous flowers, and nice you got to share it all with your grandsons. They looked like they were enjoying themselves too.
    Also nice pic of you and hubby at the game............

    Hope the rest of your week is wonderful,
    Blessings, Nellie

  4. It is good to see all your blessings....♥

  5. Very interesting post! I was just reminiscing about Sauder Village a few days ago. Haven't been there in years, but loved it when I last got a chance to go! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love those chairs as well, and the leaf photograph. Just beautiful.


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