Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful on Thursday - Summer

Yes, I have been quiet for a couple of weeks. My little blog was getting a rest. We had some time away, some time visiting with friends, some time getting to know more about people, some time getting to know the Lord more. All in all, it was a good time.

One of the things that we did during my time away from Words from DUG was to head down to our place at Hilton Head Island for a vacation. What a beautiful place that island it. The quiet sounds of the forest mixed with the soothing sounds of the beach make for such a relaxing atmosphere.

While I am thankful this summer for our first "real" family vacation since...umm...I do not even remember for sure, I am also thankful for so many things that summer offers.

Summer brings around our wedding anniversary, and my marriage is one things for which I am so thankful. God put together a great team when he matched up my husband and me.

Swimming pools with water that is just the right temperature are another thing for which I am grateful. I love the feeling of clean water rolling across my body as I swim and play.

I have a heartwarming thankfulness for the happy image of my husband and our son playing outside and doing "boy things" and being able to bond as father and son in the midst of the beauty and boldness of summer's vegetation.

I am thankful for sun dresses to wear and sea gulls for Boy to feed and pelicans to admire and dolphins to make us smile and back porches to sit outside and eat and countless other summer time things.

Admittedly, though, I am not grateful for the weeds that seem to have taken over our gardens and mulched area. Two weeks away and a bunch of rain will do that for a yard.

What makes summer special for you? What are some things about summer that make you feel grateful?


  1. Flowers make me grateful. God really outdid himself with the variety of colors and shapes and sizes involved with that particular part of summer.

  2. If this was Facebook, I would "Like" that comment.

  3. glad to hear you had a wonderful time sis, we all need to break away. Welcome back.

  4. I am grateful for new friends!!! Positive thoughts!!! and life!!!

  5. Hi DawnMarie Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. I love it. I am so thrilled that you had such a wonderful time on vacation.

    Love the underwater photo of the legs swimming. You and dear son? Just precious. Sounds like you had such a beautiful time. I can smell the ocean air and hear the seagulls crying. I can feel the sand beneath my feet, and squishy between my toes. What fun. I love it.

    I to love sun dresses. They are just the best. Cool but feminine and comfortable.

    We have a pool in our backyard, I wish I could say I was thankful, but I have got to tell you they are A LOT of work. Ours is inground and we are constantly doing something with that pool. You really only swim 4 months out of the year, maybe 5. SO much work.

    Hope you had a wonderful day sweet friend. I can't wait to see some of the photos from your vacation.

    Many country hugs and much love, Sherry