Monday, October 15, 2012

1000 Gifts: In the woods

It's always a treat to head to the mountains... 
to my parents' home, nestled nicely in the woods.

The escape from our crazy-hectic pace is itself a lovely gift!
Add to that sweetness a neat, neat family--
our dinner companions on Saturday evening--
and I am filled.
Grateful beyond words. Compelled to count once again.

For His amazing gifts-- for all His goodness-- I give thanks.

Godly friends-- their journey & ours in the making.
Their beautiful, beautiful babes-- both adopted from China-- healed & whole, 
and loved beyond measure.
Insight & advice, counsel & excitement
Their desire to help & encourage
Contagious delight!
Child laughter, fast friends
A cozy table, the generosity of all
The anticipation of all to come
Time to play
And weather that beckoned us out-of-doors
Target practice & leaves to crunch
Logs to straddle, fallen trees to climb
 The great wide open
And the wonderful world of boys
All with my folks...
My mom and my dad.

"Not to us, O LORD, but to Your name give glory,
for the sake of Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness!"
Psalm 115:1

To be continued...

1 comment:

gretchen said...

Aww - I knew those woods looked all too familiar!!! Your parents look great - I'm homesick. :) So glad you had a great time. Tell your parents "hi" and that we think about them often. :) And happy birthday blessings to all who celebrated last week! :) Love you guys!