15 Years By God’s Grace

Today is Tom and my 15th anniversary. At a 5pm service on a golden June evening, we were married. Words fail at times in life to adequately state what is in our hearts. There just are limits to what words can convey.

This simple song by Welsh singer Aled Jones tells us to count our blessings one by one. After salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, Tom is the greatest blessing of my life. Through his love for me and our children, he has shown forth Jesus to us. What more about a husband can be said than that? Every moment we have with our loved ones is precious. The song talks about counting your blessings “when dawn appears and day has just begun” and then, “when twilight falls and toil of day is done.” Morning and evening, remembering our blessings. Thank you, Lord.

Count your blessings one by one,
When dawn appears and day has just begun.
They will light your heart with happiness,
Make each hour bright and bring you gladness.

Count your blessings one by one,
When twilight falls and toil of day is done,
And in sweet dreams they’ll come again to you,
If you will count your blessings each day through.

Count your blessings while you may.
For we are here but little time to stay.
All around are friends, sincere and true.
Lovely things abound, just waiting for you.

Count your blessings while you may,
The big or small, whichever comes your way,
For then you’ll find this world a place of love
If you will count your blessings from above.

8 thoughts on “15 Years By God’s Grace

  1. Rose says:

    A wonderful song! Thank you for posting that… reminding us of all we have to be thankful for each day. Congratulations on you anniversary and may you have many, many more to come. We will celebrate our 35th this August. It seems like those years just flew by. How blessed we have been over the years. Wishing you a wonderful day and restful vacation.

  2. Roxanne Lamp says:

    That song is a great reminder for me. It’s so easy to forget, but it’s important to remember to count my blessings. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

  3. Diane D. says:

    Ingrid,

    God bless you and your family. Thank-you for sharing moments of your life, along with things both wise and witty. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And much gladness. I enjoyed listening to this song with Aled Jones. I have listened to it several times. It sounds to me, as I have listened to the song, like he is saying “hearts” in the third verse, rather than “friends.” In any case, you are indeed a sincere heart and a sincere friend of God. And we are blessed by the Lord’s presence in your life and family. God is good, His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. Take care.

    Sincerely in Christ, with love,
    Diane

  4. Linda says:

    I’ve never heard that song before….thanks for posting. It certainly is a well-needed reminder for me. I have so many blessings and I fail to thank the Lord for them as I should. I see that we share the same anniversary! My husband and I celebrated our 37th anniversary on the 30th…it just simply does not seem possible that 37 years have passed. I hope you had a wonderful week (certainly weather-wise it was gorgeous, if you stayed in Wisconsin!).

    Resolving to count my blessings,
    Linda

  5. Lisa K says:

    This is good timing. Both my sisters are having severe problems in their marriages. I forget to be thankful sometimes for my good husband, sometimes feeling sorry for myself in other areas of life! This was a good reminder for me to count my blessings!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Well said, Lisa K!

    We’re trying to count our blessings in the face of looming job loss(company closing it’s doors for good). After hubby’s 30 yrs with one employer, it’s tough.

    But, we have a cheap house(and to think I’ve grumbled now and then at it’s ‘humility’), a wood stove, lots of wood, our health and a willingness to work wherever to keep modest food on our table.

    So we’ll be okay, and continue to look for more blessings each day. In the end, none of this will really matter, although it seems overwhelming at the moment.

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