Monday, August 17, 2009

1000 gifts: In the pool

God is so good!
His mercies... to me... are new every morning, and His gifts are never ending.
How amazed I am by this limitless love... every. single. day.

This week, my gratitude list continues with a little peek into our trip to Penn State University,
where once again, the Lord poured out His favor on us.

the opportunity for Bub to compete with the best and have an absolute blast... all at the same time!

the lessons learned from team work and the contentment that springs from knowing you did your best

new teammates... new friends... and the encouragement they supply

trusted coaches & chaperones and the guidance (& comfort!) they provide

a comfortable spot in the shade on a very hot afternoon (underneath the life guard's stand!)

a favorite treat and the chance to share it with someone special

a favorite treat and the chance to play keep-away with someone special

nature's treasures... a sign of the season to come

time outside... in the fresh air... running & playing & exploring & discovering... mushrooms!

and Family... one of God's greatest gifts~

The list goes on...

holy experience

"Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for men,
for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things."

Psalm 107: 8-9


~Chris said...

A beautiful family ~ All the Best,

Maria said...

oops, I forgot to sign in ~ that was husband's account!

Anonymous said...

Lovely list and a beautiful family. :)

Dianne said...

A precious list--it blessed my heart to read it, especially the part about family--

deb said...

You shared so well, may your week bring more gifts

Deidra said...

Precious and beautiful. A glorious list!

Leslie said...! Big Man is an angelic cherub in the pic with Lolli and the mushrooms, and, I love the one of Lolli playing keep away with Pops. Plus, it was so neat to see that Gramoggie made it. Love to all! Aunt Leslie

Linda said...

A wonderful list - it is such joy to spend time with family.

Traci~ Ordinary Inspirations for the everyday wife, mommy, and homemaker said...

Beautiful post! Yes, the list keeps going... may we always take time to thank God for His overflowing blessings and gifts in our lives.

Nice to meet you!


gretchen said...

let me say it again - I miss you my friend...

love you-

Anonymous said...

What a great roadtrip! So many wonderful memories and tremendous blessings! Where are we going next year for the long course championships? Next summer we'll have 2 to cheer for--Bub and Noh-man! Lots of love and hugs to all, love Gmom.

gretchen said...

by the way - who is that tall handsome dude in the swimsuit? :)

Kristenph said...

What a great reminder of our blessings. (Great pics too!)