Monday, July 19, 2010

1000 Gifts: Summer showers

"Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
and daub their natural faces unaware."

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Oh, Father, don't let me miss the gifts of Your hand, the illustrations of Your love, the work of Your heart.
Please, give me eyes to see!

rain, glorious rain

a quiet house-- children sleeping, darkness surrounding, raindrops falling... gently calling me to rest

and garden life... singing its lovely song once again

puzzles on the dining room table

good books on the sofa

and homemade bread... deliciously divine

hidden treasures

and eyes to see

new life

a tiny hand, tucked gently in mine

and a quiet whisper, "I love you, Mommy..."

little girl delights... like
baby doll carriages, brand new shoes, brightly colored ribbons... and pink!

yes, pink jammies and pink "paint"... how could we ever live without them??!

faraway friends no longer faraway

and an evening with them... plus fireflies and tennis balls, lemonade and ice cream cones, extreme generosity and kind, kind hearts

great friends

and summer!
"Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."

1 Chronicles 29:13

holy experience

and the list goes on...


gretchen said...

The picture of that fawn is AMAZING - how did you get to take it??? Love the list. At this point in time I'd pay money for some pink and that's saying something knowing me. :) miss you -

suzy said...

The picture of the little fawn is sooo beautiful!
We have wild deer herds nearby too and have also spotted the baby deer like this from time to time.
How cool to get a picture of one!

jeana said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Wow. I love your list and join you in gratitude.

GlowinGirl said...

Oh -- the fawn! What a beautiful gift to capture!

Homemade bread, rain, a quiet house . . . great gifts as well. Giving thanks with you.

Christine said...

How DID you get that picture of the fawn? That's incredible! I love each of the pictures though -- each and every one is so so precious. We haven't read that one by E.Nesbit yet. I'll have to add it to my ever-growing list.
Blessings and love to you this week, friend!

Jennifer said...

Wow... that photo of the fawn is beautiful! What a sweet discovery.

Always love your list!

Linda said...

I think I say this every time Heather, but I don't know any other way to express it. Your lists always make me feel such love and warmth. Your sweet spirit flows out of your words.
Thank you for sharing your heart.

Anonymous said...

Another great post--uplifting and beautiful! You should see the fawn now, he still has his spots, but is growing. The twins are still on the small side. Hope we get some rain soon. I'll be saving acorns and apples again his fall! Love to all, Mom