Monday, June 7, 2010

1000 Gifts: A little bit of June

Come, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise his Name,
I'm fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Counting His blessings... one at a time.
Truly, His mercies are new every morning!

one brother teaching another

and the last few math lessons... DONE!

test results in hand... their amazing accomplishments

and the celebration that follows... their job well done

yes, proud mama moments... too many to count

and this heart-tugging sweetness... her very first "paint"

summer vacation, just a stone's throw away

filled with afternoons at the pool and our best pals, too

a chance to bake bread with a very good friend

and flowers on the porch... the outside brought in

a plastic harmonica, sweet melodies galore

yes, her little girl music from morning 'til night

time with her "Momom" and a big bucket of peas

and backyard excitement... our veggies-- they're growing!

reading success & a chance to fly solo... my 5-year tyke with his nose in a book

haircuts and... individuality!

his gentle reminder, "Mom, it WILL grow back."

motherhood-- I simply can't count it enough

and the joy that comes with raising little men

his boldness to proclaim the Truth that sets him free

God's grace upon grace... His mercies every morning

"I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonders.

I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High."

Psalm 9:1-2

holy experience

and the list continues...


gretchen said...

Love Nohman's haircut! Bald is beautiful! :) love the fingers and toes... guess i'll still have to wait for that. :) enjoy your list and the pics. miss you my friend.

Jenny said...

Stopping by from the Gratitude Community...siblings helping one another is one of my favorite things in the world. And I love the nail polish, so sweet. :)

Stacey said...

Joy = math books done! I am so with you!!

Blessings and I hope you have a glorious summer!
from the gratitude community

Carrie said...

Love Lolli's nail polish!!! How sweet!

BTW, Come Thou Fount is one of my favorite hymns EVER! ;)

Jennifer said...

Lolli's fingers and toes! Precious. LOVE having a girl. : )

Linda said...

I love these little glimpses into your heart and life Heather. It is so lovely to see how you cherish those moments.
I love the haircuts. Just think what time-savers (not to mention shampoo-savers) they are!

Heather said...

I love the fingers and toes. I never get tired of staring at the dimples that little one's have in place of bony knuckles!

another Heather (from the gratitude community)

Christine said...

I love it...every single one. How good it is to count the countless blessings. Your images tell such sweet stories, Heather. It's inspiring as always.