Monday, August 24, 2009

1000 Gifts: Summer delights

Yesterday morning in church I was reminded
that worship is not simply made up of the few minutes we spend on Sunday morning.
Worship is a way of life~
and of that truth, I hope to be ever mindful...

"I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
wonderful are Your works,
and my soul knows it very well."

Psalm 139:14

the lazy days of summer, coming all too quickly to an end

with a bucket of chalk, a ball and bat, and some time together outside

an unexpected rain shower in the middle of a very hot afternoon

this season's rich bounty... especially Lolli's favorite-- freshly sliced watermelon

new flowers blooming in the garden, even though summer's almost over

a precious daughter and her desire to be just like her big brothers,

even though sometimes... she finds herself tattling on them

but only because they try to steal her helmet.

boys... sons... brothers... and the privilege of watching them enjoy the thrills of childhood together

and one last wonderful gift... a quiet weekend at home, thanks to my very thoughtful husband:

time to plan, time to prepare, time to organize and rest and regroup... while the rest of the family enjoyed a few fun-filled days at Camp Grandmom (& Pops!). Thank you~

"So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord,

continue to live in Him,

rooted and built up in Him,

strengthened in the faith as you were taught,

and overflowing with thankfulness."

Colossians 2:6-7

holy experience

The list continues...


Maria said...

Good Morning ~
I began smiling as read along and enjoyed your post. I write this comment still wearing the smile ... knowing that the love poured out over your children will keep that 'garden' growing long into the future.
~ What beautiful joy!
All the best, Maria

Dianne said...

Your post was precious--took me back to the days of raising three sons--savor all those moments as it looks as though you are. Thanks for sharing your happiness, Dianne

gretchen said...

a quiet weekend --- and you didn't give me a call? I actually thought about giving you a ring yesterday as I mowed the lawn in the heat and humidity! :) miss you friend.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift your husband gave you. Beautiful pictures you have!

deb said...

This is just beautiful. Really really beautiful

Stephanie said...

Such little angels you have! Your blog is beautiful.

wilma said...

I'm so glad that you're going to be able to come to the party. Do you have any ideas for a birthday gift for Nate?