"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
~Johannes A. Gaertner
And so this morning I add to my list... with a heart overflowing with thanks...
and I offer praise to the One who continues to bless... every single day.
orange gerber daisies in a favorite blue jug
baking with my boys... and a very clean kitchen
their excitement to help, to prepare, to do. it. all.
an unexpected delight: "I LOVE this bread, Mom!"
mixed berry jam
quiet time each day
sometimes with a soccer ball in the shade
three days at VBS with Grandmom (and his "registration" already turned in for next year :)
paintball guns with Pops
and a perfect reminder from the Word-- God has a plan for him... a good, good plan
my bumble bee-sized garden helper
and the last of our cherry tomatoes
help around the house
painting projects underway
things checked off the list
evenings at the pool
2-year old fearlessness~ glub glub glub
5 year feistiness~ he's swimming like a fish
"big boys" at the pool (their very favorite companions!) who are not too big to hang with the little guys
and plenty of time to play... and splash... and throw~ over and over and over again
the opportunity to watch from the sidelines
and then to jump in and join them as well
yes, this wild & crazy family... I simply cannot count them enough!
"Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."
1 Chronicles 29:13
and the list goes on...