Monday, May 3, 2010

1000 Gifts: A new month

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!

~Henry Ward Beecher

fresh produce from the farmer's market

backyard flowers

birthday celebrations with family & friends

a new month on the calendar

a freshly mowed lawn and impatiens in the flower pots

Mom's help in the garden-- bushes that now look almost normal
(the winter snows were awfully unkind to my boxwood!)

bicycle rides around the block... just the boys

I'm sorry.


playful banter and a love of school

9-year old: Oh, I can't wait for summer break (sigh).
5-year old: Why??
9-year old: Because then we don't have to do any school work!! That's everyone's dream.
5-year old: That's not my dream... that's SO not my dream.

a free balloon from the grocery store... and hours of imaginative play

a new AWANA patch... another book complete... a year-long goal-- achieved

enthusiastic kitchen helpers... and more-than-willing taste-testers too :)

Hubby's handy-work around the house... broken things now working once again

the start of a new swim season... and amazing success at their very first meet

commitment and focus, hard work and dedication


a fresh word from the Lord

time alone in His Word

and accountability... my bff... God's grace upon me

His gentle reminders, His always provision, His never-ending care

one more day

"... I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness."

Jeremiah 31:3

holy experience

and the list continues...


gretchen said...

I'm getting ready to call... :) I shared your quote... actually I read it and then in search of my own quote chose the same one - thinking it was different... just goes to show we are cut from the same cloth. :) I'm all over 476 -- for the same reason. :) Love you sister... can't wait to talk to you. And let Momma know the Seedums, the Blue Danube and the tall purplish-red plants are in... still need to plant the black-eyed Susans. :)

Carrie said...

I always love your lists, Heather!!

I am so jealous about your farmer's market! Ours doesn't open for another three weeks ... I can't wait!!

Have a great week, Heather! I struggle with finishing well, so I'm really trying to stick to the plan for the next couple of weeks! ;)

contented sparrow said...

just wanted to say your list and photos were lovely this morning. 466 gave me a chuckle!
blessings to you and yours, megan

mom2six said...

Lovely list. I love the scent of a fresh mowed lawn.

Kit said...

I always enjoy reading your lists, Heather!
Thanks for being an unwitting (or maybe witting?) exhortation to see the Lord in all these things, and to persevere and work hard (I need that, I struggle with laziness).

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous. GORGEOUS!
My dream is to take pictures like you. It's SO not my dream! CLASSIC!

Stephani said...

Wonderful list! I love that picture of the fresh onions.~ Your children are so precious!

Linda said...

I feel so refreshed and encouraged whenever I read your lists Heather. I love it that your five year old doesn't want a summer break! How about you Mama?
I envy you your Farmer's Market. We just can't seem to find a good one in our area.
Isn't this time of year beautiful? I just love it!
Have a blessed week sweet girl.

Julie said...

What gorgeous pictures. I love your list. Just found you through Carrie's blog! I love your blog!

Trisha said...

Such a sweet list and lovely pictures. I love the quote, too. :)