Counting Blessings

I have been using my phone to take a photo everyday to record and count a blessing.

Our days are always full of blessings, so they are easy to find! But I read this idea somewhere and decided to go for it. It has been good to stop and relish in our blessings each day.

A sleepy baby, who rests well because of good pain management.


Littles. No need to say more.


Beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend.


Attending an amazing Christmas concert (Eliza’s first outing!). Made it feel like Christmas.



Laughter. From her toes.


Late night games, even though I never win.


Already made food for the freezer.


A hospital buddy.


New routines, like getting a bath on the floor.


The most adorable feet on the planet.




We are so thankful for the progress Eliza is making! She starting walking by holding both of our hands with both of her hands on Wednesday. Thursday she walked holding only one of our hands with one of her hands. By Friday she was walking on her own. Only two weeks since her surgery! We are able to manage her pain with one over the counter medication every six hours now. She tells us when she is hurting through her body language, or by saying “ow, ow” when she moves. Although we are anxious to have our bath time routine back, her wound looks great. So many blessings.

My Mom has been counting her blessings each day too. She doesn’t take a photo, but she does share them with me.

I think we both should keep counting.


  1. Aunt Tracy says:

    I’ve never cried so often over a blog as I do yours! Such wonderful, wonderful news! Thank you for taking the photos and sharing them with us. We’re counting, too! We love you!

  2. Daria says:

    We are going to start something new in 2015 that I read. I am getting a mason jar and we are going to fill it up with slips of paper every time something special happens. At the end of the year, we will empty out the jar and read all of our notes. I am hoping that I will have to buy more jars throughout the year. The idea made me think of something your family would do.

    • Steph says:

      That does sound like something we would do!!! But I always steal all the good ideas from someone else….like now ;0) I think we would need a really big jar too!

  3. Connie says:

    What wonderful blessings and such wonderful progress for dear little Eliza! I am so excited for you and for the amazing progress that is happening in healing each day. Praying God will continue His amazing healing, and continue to comfort you and your mom. Love you!

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