You’re welcome

May 26, 2009 | 13 comments

Lights out, and I brush a good-night kiss across Anna’s forehead as she wraps arms tightly around my neck.

“You’re so sweet, Anna. You give the best hugs EVER,” I whisper, then wait for her signature response. It’s never thank you. Never.

It’s always this: “You’re welcome.”

The four-year-old senses the unspoken “thank you,” and the deep gratitude I have for who she is. She hears “thank you” without my ever uttering the words. So she always responds, “You’re welcome.”

Today, I offer a picture collage of gratitude for the Giver of all Gifts.

Fourteen memories. Fourteen photographed blessings of spring. Fourteen ways to say “thank you” without ever uttering the words.

I can hear His holy “You’re welcome” in my spirit. May He sense my deepest thanks in His.

by | May 26, 2009 | 13 comments


  1. Lyla Lindquist

    He would hear the “thank you.”

    He would whisper “you’re welcome.”

    And He would do all He could to delay you unwrapping arms from tightly ’round His neck.

  2. sharilyn

    love this, jennifer!! and loved the slide show…especially the corn poppin’ up in rows! (i have always loved this tim mcgraw song… my displaced country girl heart is moved!) i was with family in my native MI last week and was treated to some of the sights you showed–farm land, green fields, farmers out planting corn (my nephew being one of those!)… wide open spaces. thanks for sharing! : ) and i’m sure your Father is saying ‘you’re welcome, my child! it is My pleasure!’

  3. Arianne

    wonderful pics (and song) :o)

  4. God's Not Finished With Us Yet...

    Aw, that is so inspiring! This was truly beautiful and something I, myself, needed to see so thank YOU! My favorite, well I had a few, but I really, really like ‘Grace between hard places’ photo the best. It truly is a visual aid for being stuck between a rock and a hard place to the test of what His grace can do to still be the giver of life.

    I also loved the steeple of your church pointing it’s way upward, toward Home. That was very lovely; lovely indeed! Super sweet! Very thoughtful and easy to embrace! Oh, and of course I can’t forget I loved the ‘gab with room to grow’…very awesome for sure!!

    Love and hugs,

    PS…By the way I had to ‘trash my previous comment because it had too many grammer errors…. 😀

  5. Wendy

    I love how full of LIFE you are. Fun to see the pictures!
    ~ Wendy

  6. Laura

    Awsome, Jennifer!

    Your welcome.

  7. Billy Coffey

    What beautiful country you’re surrounded by. I think I’m jealous. Lovely pictures, Jennifer, and a great song to go along with them.

  8. James Oh

    You have a great life and keep it on.

    God bless,

  9. janelle

    God speaks through you.

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  11. Kiesha

    Hi, I just found your blog through
    Christy Rose’s blog. I have been reading through your blog and some of your post have really touched my heart and even brought me to tears. You are a wonderful writer and I hope to get to know you better.

  12. Prairie Chick

    LOVE it. Love, love, love it. And I love YOU.

  13. christy rose

    The unspoken “thank you” noticed by a child? How endearing!
    And, the spoken “Your welcome” by the Holy Spirit to you? priceless!
    How sweet He is!


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