Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Proverbs 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

This week I'm thankful for family. This picture was taken last Christmas and shows five (5) generations! My grandmother raised my mother, standing behind her, to be a godly Christian woman. Momma raised me the same way. I raised my bonus daughter from age 6 the same way Maw Maw and Momma were raised and now that precious baby she is holding is learning, even at 10 months old, "the way he should go..."
None of us have departed from the faith we were taught.
I'm grateful for each generation represented here and for the timeless truths that have been handed down. From 86 to 10 months old, we all believe in God. I'm so thankful I was taught God's love for me and eventually came to know Him as my personal Savior and Lord. I'm praying Baby Nolan will, too, as well as the Little Liam, still in Kristyn's womb.
I'm thankful for other things this week, too, don't get me wrong. Just kind of wanted to focus on that today. That and air conditioning. It is hot in Mississippi, ya'll!
Please visit Iris, the host of Thankful Thursday, and be blessed by those who so freely share their hearts full of gratitude on this day.


LAURIE said...

What a beautiful thing to come from a line of godly women! Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us! -Blessings, Laurie

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann,

That is so awesome to have this picture of 5 generations. I know you treasure it.

It's hot here in Oklahoma, too!


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such a precious picture, and thankful post.

Serendipity said...

A lovely thankful post! 5 generations is fantastic! Great picture too!

Remain blessed!

Nancie said...

Such a lovely photo. Thank God for His blessings on 5 generations. You are truly blessed to belong to a God loving and God fearing family. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us!

Princess said...

Thank you for sharing your thankful and God loving family. 5 generations in one picture? WOW!!!

MiPa said...

What a blessing to live in a family with a heritage of faith. Thanks for sharing.

queenoftheclick said...

You have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing!

mamasmurf said...

What a sweet TT post - I am also thankful for family, they are so important in the way that they shape our lives!

Ann said...

What an awesome heritage of faith! Definitely something to be thankful for :)

Kristi said...

What a treasure that picture is! Blessings to you.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Oh I always love seeing generation pictures and yours is so sweet! I am so thankful too for a good raising! Thanks for reminding me to be thankful for that!

Blessed One said...

What a wonderful thing to be thankful for! A legacy of Godliness is definately something to be thankful for. (And a.c. too, I live outside Phoenix and wouldn't do well without it!) Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

Howdy neighbor! It is HOT in Alabama...but getting evening storms and it is cooling down to the 90's.
Great post! 5 generations in one picture is wonderful! I know you will treasue this picture for years to come.
Have a fabulous day!

Kim said...

5 Generations...WOW!!

I enjoyed your TT.


genny said...

Thats a quite generations and thats wonderful Thanks for sharing. I join this meme too. Take care.

Melanie said...

Wow.. how lucky you are, Laurie Ann! I'm with you... family is such a special gift from God. Particularly a family that all loves the Lord! What a legacy for the younger (and yet unborn) members of the family.

I'm with you on the heat, too! Texas is mighty hot today as well!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth K. Vogt said...

What a beautiful photo--and inspiring post!!

Twinkle Mom of Sunflower Faith said...

that was just an amazing photo and a very sweet TT! I so enjoyed reading it!

Tracy said...

What an awesome blessing! Quite an incredible legacy. Thank you for sharing this!


Peculiar said...

Oh Wow Laurie Ann, what a huge blessing!! Now the reality of that picture is certainly something to be thankful for. I think that this is so precious. My grandmother is deceased, but I'm glad that she got to see my daughter, so there were 4 generations of us at one while, and my grandmother is the one that showed me the benefit of reading the Bible.

Thank God for family!!

Many blessings to you and yours.

A happy heart at home said...

How wonderful! That's such a blessing! Great pic and post!


sharon said...

That photo is precious and speaks louder than a thousand words! How wonderful to be blessed with such a legacy!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day. Blessings to you and yours.


Earthmommy said...

I loved this post! I have a picture from many years ago that shows 5 generations of the women in my family too. It's so special.