Monday, June 21, 2010

1000 Gifts: A Father's heart

Sons are a heritage from the Lord,
children a reward from Him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.

Psalm 127:3-5

Blessed beyond measure, my cup overflows.
And I give thanks~

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my children


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and their daddy

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his commitment, his attention, his sacrifice

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and his will-do-anything-for-us kind of love

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this precious father/daughter relationship


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and sons who long to be just like him


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a day with his daddy (and his mama, too :)... plus ice cream sundaes, apple pie, and swimming pools... together

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his dad's unwavering support, encouragment, and love


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a father/son outing, a Nationals baseball game, and nothing but "junkfood" for an entire evening :)

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shade at the ballpark!


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shopping with my girl... just the two of us

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a Chick-fil-a milkshake... to share

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and time in the garden before bed

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silliness and laughter


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the same old jokes that never. get. old.


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this family... this treasure... God's grace upon grace every single day



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MY daddy... his time, his example, his always & forever love... his wisdom, his presence, his heart...
my very favorite "Pops" in the whole wide world

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and the One who makes it all possible... who blesses and blesses and forgives and forgives.
Who comforts and strengthens and enables and protects.
Who heals and rescues and empowers and redeems.
Who loves-- perfectly, unconditionally, and without limit.


"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!"

1 John 3:1

holy experience

and the list goes on...

7 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy Fathers Day!

Truly you are blessed with a gorgeous family!

Stacey
From the Gratitude Community

emily wierenga said...

such pure smiles. joining you in giving thanks today. e.

60 toes said...

I love the dress, are those crabs? too cute

I also was hoping for an update on the bread? How did it go? Enquiring minds want to know.

Heather said...

Char,

Yep. Those are crabs :) She also has a green dress with blue fish that's equally as sweet. My mom found them in a shop back in her neck of the woods; we instantly fell in love with them both. Thankfully, Lolli did too! In fact, they're her 2 favorite dresses. As for the smocking itself-- I just can't get enough of it!

As for the bread-- I still haven't taken the bread machine out of its box! BUT... I did make chocolate chip cookies (the most logical starting point :), banana bread muffins, and pancakes; all were huge hits! Hopefully, I'll make some "real bread" soon! I'll surely keep you posted. And thanks for asking~

Linda said...

I love those pictures Heather!!
You always make my eyes tear with the sheer joy of sharing in your blessings. You have such a beautiful, grateful heart.

deb said...

such radiant joy , Heather!!

Christine said...

Heather,
Thank you for your comment and for the scripture. It's one of my very favorite passages. He certainly knows how to lavish us with His love!

I hope you have a beautiful week rejoicing in His love. And baking bread!

Much love,
Christine