Monday, September 20, 2010

1000 Gifts: September blessings


"The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes,
and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the true life lies."

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

So once again I give thanks for the everyday things and the incredible gifts of His hand~

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home

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our very own beds

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a roof over our heads, a kitchen full of good eats

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the reminder that we are RICH while millions are not...
and the burden to give, to do, to offer something more

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answers... whenever they may come

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this sparkling brood... my nest of four

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and their constant chatter, their endless mirth, their childlike faith... their joy

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a fun new toy and the music he creates :)


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plus a turn or two for his favorite little protege


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with summer's end, her very favorite possession (at least for this moment in time)~
this end-of-the-season find... her very own flops


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a weekend with my folks and Saturday picnic fun

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patience


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face paint


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and charming results



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watermelon


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a special someone to share it with


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and togetherness


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a morning in the church nursery, my boys-- helping-- at my side

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an afternoon nap

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and then "Sunday School Musical"-- a production written and choreographed by a favorite 14- yo friend

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the ministry-- the faith-- of the students involved

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and His ways... so much higher than my own

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redemption

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever."

1 Chronicles 16:34


holy experience

and the list continues...

5 comments:

GlowinGirl said...

First of all, I'm a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, so I love the quote! And what a great list -- so many, many things to give thanks for! The flip-flops picture reminds me of my own little girl who loves to slip on her big brother's flops and flip around. :) What a beautiful life.

Linda said...

I just love reading your lists Heather. There is such warmth, such love. The blessing of time spent with family is just priceless.
Such beautiful flip-flops!

Christine said...

Heather,
What a great God to give you such a beautiful life. Beautiful pictures. Love the one of your son enjoying the watermelon. It reminds me once again about HOW MUCH He love us.
Not sure why I feel led to share this -- maybe it's just what's on my heart, but have you heard the song How He Loves? David Crowder sings it on his latest, but it actually was written by a man named John Mark McMillan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NXWE6AC8ao&feature=related
The link is the story behind the song and it's quite moving. I am overwhelmed once again by His love. Thanks for always reminding me. Much love, sister.
-Christine

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting! You know I always enjoy the daily happenings of the clan!! Take care, love to all, Gmom

Sara said...

Counting along with you ... As always, a delight to splash in thankfulness all around.

Splashin,
Sara