It's been a long, cold winter. Gray. Cloudy. Rainy. Even bitter.
But Christ's mercies are new every morning, and this a.m., it's time. Time to bounce back. Time to wipe the dust from my hands. Time to taste and see the goodness of the Lord... His splendor, His majesty, His boundless, limitless love. For me. Every single day.
So today I give thanks.
And I count... one by one... the gifts of His hand.
"O taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
long winter months... which make the newness of spring all the more lovely
daffodils and hyacenths, azaeleas and dogwoods
and a garden just bursting with life
924year-round swimming for Big Man and wonderful, wonderful success
an award's banquet on Sunday afternoon-- my 3 boys together (plus a little green lady squished in between :)
with medals to bring home...
Big Man's very first one
plus~ a coach's sense of humor... like when he asked Noh-man not too long ago if Chris and I were planning on having more children because our family has been good for the team :)
reminders to SLOW DOWN and savor each moment
"Look, Mommy! Precious little grapes!!" ~Lollipop, referring to the flowers (below) in the garden
a Saturday outing for the girls...
to Bruster's for ice cream. A very, very favorite place... well worth the hour-long drive... especially when there are googly eyes and sprinkles on top :)
boys in the woods-- camping with friends
homebound... just me and my gal
and play time OUTSIDE!!!
the beauty of SPRING... with my crew.
How could I ask for more??
"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
and the list continues...