Ice Cream, Family and… Hope?Just read the post…

Thankful Thursday
Have you ever been to Cold Stone? OMG, how could one not be thankful for such yummyness!

Have you ever seen the anticipation of a six year old as he’s mulling over which flavor to choose? I am thankful for my six year old and the excitement he brings our family.

Have you ever seen the eyes of a four year old light up as you hand him his cone? I am thankful for my four year old and the joy he brings our family.

Have you ever seen ice cream smeared on the face of a smiling two year old? I am thankful for my two year old and the laughter he brings our family.

Have you ever seen a father look so lovingly at his sons? I am thankful for my husband and all that he brings our family.

Have you ever seen the satisfaction of a woman, about to pop, after devouring a second helping of ice cream? I am thankful for this baby; a precious new addition to our family.

Trent asked “what’s my last name” during dinner last night, and I was reminded of how thankful I am for my family and all the ways that God has brought us together, provided for us and given me hope in a life I once thought to be hopeless. My oldest two are adopted by my husband, but many don’t know that and one could never tell. God is so good. He gave my sons a wonderful father. He blessed me with a husband I don’t deserve. And he continues to bless our family with new life. I have great hope… for my marriage, for my children, for our family… and for some more ice cream (my favorite is cookies n cream of course).

In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I'm a Parenting and Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and working toward certification as a Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

13 thoughts on “Ice Cream, Family and… Hope?Just read the post…

  1. Hi Tiffanie,I thank God that He enables us to meet through Thankful Thursday. I enjoyed your posts. Thanks for visiting me and your encouragements. I am thankful to God that I can meet you and many others through blogging. I am in the midst of listing out blogging friends that I like to share 2 awards with. I have included your blog as well. I like to share Share The Love Award and Friendship Award with you. Do come over and receive them when you have time. You can copy the images and paste them to your side bars or posts. And feel free to pass them to your blogging buddies. Take care and God bless you and family always!With appreciation and prayers,Nancie


  2. Thank you for sharing this sweet thankful post with us. It makes me smile. I love ice-cream too. Thank God for blessing you with such a lovely family. Truly it is in God that we have our hope. May God bless your family with His love and many blessings!


  3. I was intrigued by your title for sure. I love cookies-and-cream and love watching my girls eat it even more. Thanks for sharing and best wishes with the baby! Enjoy a 2nd or 3rd helping!


  4. Love this post; I love seeing simple truths in simple occasions.How sweet. (pun intended!)And thanks for stopping by again, too. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.I’ll be sure and put in that request for oatmeal cookies! *grin*


  5. Gee I wonder why I have this sudden craving for ice cream lol. I wanted to thank you so much for your idea on playing with an unpublished blog. I am going to do that. God led you to me today I just know it lol! You’re a life saver. Stop by again you never know when I might have another problem you can solve ha ha!Blessings,Kim


  6. Thankful!! So, thankful!! Isn’t it wonderful to be thankful for the little things in our lives? I think it truly helps when the “BIG” things come along, and then we can remember all those things that we are thankful for!Children help us to remember those little things. My son was always thankful for his “blankie”. He is 27 now, and “blankie” is packed away in a box, worn and torn. But, every once in a while, I still get it out, hold it, and remember.Beth


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