In the women's bible study that we are going through, we have been studying 1 Samuel. It's been a treat to slow down through the book and really look at what God is doing in the lives of the Hannah, Saul, David, Samuel, etc. One thing in 1 Samuel as well as other parts of the Old Testament is that the Israelites would tangibly build an altar or rocks to remind them of God's faithfulness to them. We were challenged in our own families of how we could tangibly remember what God has done for and through us. Kathy's family keeps a blessings journal. Every Christmas, they write down the blessings of the year. Wow! After 32 years, what a treasure to have for your family.
Paul and I are coming up on our 3 year anniversary. Yes, a lot has happened in just those 3 years....moving, seminary, Abby and another on the way. Yesterday I bought a journal that will be our blessings journal. I have a couple years to get caught up on but the treasure of having this in 20 years will be priceless. Paul wants to do our yearly blessings at Thanksgiving - as a way to give thanks to our great God who provides so richly for us. May we not forget what the Lord has done for us.
P.S. It's snowing today :)