Monday, September 21, 2009

1000 Gifts: A Kaleidescope of color

Think of a beautiful diamond ring and how it sparkles every time you look at it from a different angle. Or a kaleidescope and how its shapes and colors keep changing and glittering as it turns. Understanding the beauty of God is a little like looking at a diamond or gazing into a kaleidescope. The longer you look, the more beauty you see.

-- Joni Eareckson Tada

My gratitude list continues...

a few last flowers, blooming in grandma's garden

itsy-bitsy cherry tomatoes, still growing on the vine

God's tiniest creatures, busy about their work

snow boots in September... because he thinks "they're cool"

best buddies, constant companions, faithful friends... and the joy they daily bring

my niece & my nephew (and of course their mom & their dad :), celebrating their very first birthday

fun places to play... and the chance to be a kid!

sibling generosity... and the opportunity to witness it every single day :)

Wonderful grandparents... who love their grandbabies!

And a great-grandmom, too... who delights in her great-grandsons' visits every single time~

"Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him."

Psalm 34:8

And my list goes on...

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful list and family you have.

Happy Monday (:

Carrie said...

These are all beautiful! I can tell you have such a sweet spirit! :)

gretchen said...

These are great... I may have to join you in the list making

Kjersten said...

I love your photos! Made me smile:)So they (and the people in them) must overflow your heart.

Anonymous said...

yes, He is good...beautiful photos...

deb said...

okay... I'm floored by the photos, the family love, the joy.

Jane Anne said...

Stopped by from Ann's. Your post was encouraging. I enjoyed all of the photos. What hit me the hardest was the verse you shared at the end. I am taking refuge in him today. Perfect. I am thankful I can do that.

Please read my post today: Sarah

Anonymous said...

Love the photos and the people in them. We have so much to be thankful for, God has truly blessed each and everyone of us. We just need to take time to lookwith gateful hearts. Love to all. See you soon, love Gmom

Linda said...

I just love your list Heather. What a joy time with family is. We are blessed to have four generations of our family able to gather together and share special times. It is such a priceless treasure.