The Hands that Hold the Stories

23 Aug
I am fascinated with these hands.
The hands of these wonderful men 
(both big and small) 
that God has placed in my life. 
These hands hold so many stories.

These hands of my husband.

Hands that work to fix things and make them new again.

Hands that plant seeds in the hearts of our sons.
Hands that have held mine with love for almost 20 years.
These hands of my sons.
Hands that strum a guitar and make beautiful music.
Hands that hold many books and share the adventures.
Hands that play many games and teach the secrets to win.
Oh how I love these hands…
and the stories they hold.
Thankful for these hands that hold my heart today.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1

What are you thankful for today?


37 Responses to “The Hands that Hold the Stories”

  1. August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    What a sweet posts about these HANDS! I look forward to visiting all the Southern mom bloggers. I am orginally from Lower Alabama (LA) but I currently live in Arkansas. I am a Christian Mom blogger. I am glad I found all of you. I would be honored if you visit my blog. Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  2. Bethe77 August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Beautiful is the only word that comes to mind. As this so touched my heart. Hands what a wonderful gift of those precious hands that hold your heart.Blessings

  3. Epic August 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I'm thankful for the last week. We were camping with my father-in-law who had a stroke earlier this year. I'm thankful for God's mercies in our lives. I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!Cheers,Char

  4. Nikki @ Simplystriving August 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Your post warms my heart, friend. I'm so thankful for YOU! Thank you for sharing your hands with us, girl. You bless my socks off! Or mittens…. 😉

  5. Gisela August 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I love the post and the pictures, and the thoughts…very inspiring…your love really shows through your words. Praise the Lord for "these hands" that He can use as His instruments for good. Have a great day!

  6. Mom of A and a August 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi, thank you for linking up to the Mommy Brain Mixer and for this beautiful post!

  7. Heidi August 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I love that you took pictures of your family's hands, what a great idea! Great post!

  8. Megan Card August 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    Thank you for linking up with us for the Southern Mama blog hop!! I hope you will join us again on Friday for the {faith} filled life! I always enjoy your posts 🙂

  9. Angel August 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Oh Wendy, this is truly so beautiful. How blessed you are! Thank you for sharing all your blessings with us.

  10. fosteradoptionblog August 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Awesome series of pics! Love this! By the way, found you through the MOMMY-BRAIN MIXER #5!

  11. ~d August 24, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    Visiting from Friday Chaos; I'm your newest follower…Love the hand pics!

  12. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    Thanks so much Diane! So blessed to connect with you! Following you as well and look forward to reading more from you! Blessings!

  13. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Thanks so much Bethe! Loved reading all the blessings you shared today on your blog! Blessings!

  14. Ag.perdew August 24, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    Awww, so precious. I love your photos and the heart behind them. Found you on Friday Chaos, I am following your GFC and your Pinterest. Have a blessed day. You can find me over at

  15. Kathie Phillips August 24, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    What a great post!

  16. Mom of A and a August 24, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    Loved your post so much, I featured it again:

  17. stlavonlady August 24, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    What a great post! I am thankful for so many things. Today my sweet daughter, Grace made me smile. She has had a problem with a bully on the bus and I was so proud of her for using her voice and standing up for herself. Today I am thankful for my sweet Grace and strong women who use their voices. Thanks for stopping by and following. Returning the favor. You have such a beautiful blog. Have a blessed night! Julie

  18. Emily August 24, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    This post just made me think of how those tiny hands i now hold won't be so tiny forever. And how I am going to miss them holding mine. Tear.

  19. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    So much to be thankful for! Thanks so much for sharing Char! Blessings!

  20. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Thanks so much Nikki! So blessed by you as well. Have a wonderful day sweet friend!

  21. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Thanks Gisela! My cup overflows. Happy Friday friend! Blessings!

  22. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Thanks so much Roshni! What a blessing it is to connect with other moms every week! Thank you so much for bringing us together! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  23. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Thanks so much Heidi! Blessings!

  24. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Megan I am so excited about joining you all for the Southern Mama gathering! What a wonderful idea! So blessed by you! Have a fantastic day sweet friend!

  25. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Thanks so much Angel! To the point of overflow I am blessed. Have a wonderful day friend!

  26. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Thanks so much! Blessed to have you join me here today!

  27. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Thanks so much for visiting! Following you as well and look forward to getting to know you! Blessings!

  28. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks so much! Following you as well! Blessings friend!

  29. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks Kathie! Blessings!

  30. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Way to go Grace! How wonderful that you have raised her to be so strong Julie! Looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  31. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Oh Emily…I know. If it makes you feel better, mine still hold my hand. At 16, 15, and 10. Blessings to you today friend!

  32. Susan Stilwell August 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi Wendy,I love those precious pictures! So many hands have touched my life, literally AND figuratively. Your post has made me remember to be thankful for ALL of them!Blessings to you!!Linking up from Faith Filled Friday,Susan

  33. Divoo August 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Hi Wendy! I'm coming in from the Mommy Brain Mixer, and I love it here! What a beautiful post about the hands in your family! The pictures, the words, the love, the warmth, and the happiness in this post has touched my heart! I'm glad that I came here. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!~ Divoo (

  34. The Mom August 26, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    Wow! I love this post! I am coming from the Mommy Brain Mixer, and I am so happy that I clicked on your blog! There really is something about the hands of my men that make me feel whole. My sons while rough with their brothers are sweet and gentle when they touch me, rubbing my shoulders and wrapping their arms around my waist in small gestures of affection. It is definitely something to be thankful for!

  35. Sarah (Nikki) August 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    this is beautiful….and rich

  36. Katherines Corner August 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday hop xo

  37. Jeanne Medina August 29, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    That is so sweet! I love your post. Reminds me of the quilts that have the heart in hand symbol. It's so true that we bond to the image of our loved one's hands. Normally we don't think of it, but my father passed away this year, and I can see his hands in my minds eye so clearly. They did so much for us!

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