Monday, September 28, 2009

1000 Gifts: The little things

"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."
Psalm 95:2

The Creator's creativity and the beauty of His design

changing seasons, cooler temperatures, open windows, gentle breezes

the soothing sound of raindrops falling right outside my window

a simple game of hide and seek... and the joy of being found

schoolwork taken outside... no shirts or shoes required :)

old friends, new friends... friends

itty-bitty fingers and the places they explore

a sleeping baby and a tummy feeling well once more

our church service via the internet as I stayed home to mend

his love of markers and the determination required to use every single one before his project is complete

a phone call from a special friend, just to say hello

"Oh, Mom! Don't stop there. Just one more chapter... pleeeeaaaase!"

an "I love you, Mommy," completely out of the blue

an offer to help, a gentle word spoken, a strong-boy hug, a tender smile

warm blankets, clean dishes, fuzzy socks, favorite shirts
winter coats, brand new sneakers, market produce, time together

a kind word from a stranger and the opportunity to pay it forward

Four tiny babes who flegded from this home
the endless care of a mother, fully committed to raising her young
and this perfect nest, carefully built by one as she fulfilled her God-given role~

and my list goes on...

holy experience


Maria said...

Beautiful list...
hope the joy of reading continues forever...
love those lil' birdies... I enjoyed our nesting robins earlier this summer... what lessons in perseverance!
(a teacher staff day for me starts a little later ;o)
Enjoying giving thanks with you this morning~ Maria

Carrie said...

Oh, Heather - I'm loving following your list! These are great pictures and such a sweet list! Thanks for inspiring me this morning! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your list brought me to tears of joy. There is nothing more uplifting than to see how the Father is blessing everyone.

Sharaya Crossan said...

Heather, what a beautiful and joyful list. I LOVE your website. It is serene, simple and beautiful, even elegant. I look forward to visiting your little corner of the world again.

I spent some of my childhood in NOVA... Vienna (back when the metro didn't go out that far!) and Arlington.

Many blessings to you...

~ Sharaya

deb said...

It is like meandering through a garden of everything..thank you

Amy said...

Gorgeous. Those itty bitty hands touching lots of things...don't you just love 'em? Lovely photos, sweet family.

Kristy said...

Sweet list and beautiful pictures!

Linda said...

The lists, this one especially, just bring such blessing. For me, with an empty nest these days, so many of the things you write about bring back so many special memories. It is so wise to treasure these moments.