Monday, October 12, 2009

1000 Gifts: A few more little things

"So then, just as you 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

With a grateful heart, I give thanks for:

human jungle gyms, hearty laughter, and a favorite trike they'll simply never outgrow

a morning at the park, fun-loving cousins, a game of catch-me-if-you-can... pure joy!

spontaneous hugs

bike helmets, even if they are a few sizes too big

acorn hunts in the backyard and a bag full of goodies for grandma's deer

the impossible math problem... solved! All by himself.

a favorite snack... made by helper hands

"This book is actually pretty good."

lazy afternoons

four energetic children, playing contendedly, yes happily... together... in the backyard


painting outdoors (and the discipline he showed by NOT painting the steps... even though he really wanted to)

a weekend away, birthday celebrations, time to rest and unwind... home

laughter, acceptance, encouragement, love

and these tiny feet, straight from his mama's womb
yes, this newborn boy... and the joy he'll forever bring

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

Psalm 34:8

holy experience

and my list goes on...


Amos said...

...our God is so good! What a great list...happy Monday!


...they call me mommy... said... I am :) Amos is my dh! :)

sweettea said...

Love the feet...

gretchen said...

love your list - as always -- have a great day today... we'll SEE you in a few weekends! Hip, Hip, Hooray!

love you

Carrie said...

I'm starting to look forward to Mondays, so I can see your new list (and pics!).

0079 ~ I was just commenting to a friend yesterday at church how boy energy more than doubles with two boys! This picture is priceless! What's the energy level like with three feeding off each other?!

0081 ~ My Eli's been handing out spontaneous hugs lately! Love it! But he's still stingy on his kisses now that he's four! ;)

0082 ~ Miss Lolli looks ADORABLE (as always)!

0086 ~ I love that! And also when they say, "Can I read another chapter, PLEASE?!"

0090 ~ What a great picture of a cutie-pie! ;)

0093 ~ Congrats on the newest family member!! ;)

Sorry ... There was just a lot to comment on today! Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Again, I have enjoyed your list. :)

deb said...

first I was going to say that i could smell those cookies, but those baby toes,
breath the smell of miracle in .... congratulations!

Trish said...

What a great list. Oh the last precious, how wonderfully precious!

Leslie said...

And, I am so thankful for a faithful sister-in-love (because I would have picked her anyway!) who went through herculean efforts to be with me in my hours of need. Lots of love,les