Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Abundantly blessed

"Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise.”

– George Herbert

92.  Five years of marriage, the ups and the downs, a life joined as one from two sinners resting in the grace of God. The covenant that starts in God who holds all things together and always keeps His covenant with us.  Marriage as a reflection of that covenant, the mystery of that union, the growth in amazing grace towards one another.

93.  The ability to celebrate five years of marriage in the place that we met, New Orleans.  We were able to revisit many places that we frequented while we dated and in our first year of marriage.

94.  Our annual tradition of a nice Bed & Breakfast on our anniversary night.  We stayed at Ashtons and think it may have been the best one yet.  Nice location and house and room, friendly service, and amazing breakfast.

95.  Visiting with close friends while in New Orleans.  There's not much like being with friends who know each other so well and love each other so deeply.

96.  Evidence of God's redemptive work in New Orleans.  God is doing much work through St Roch Community Church, Desire Street Fellowship church plant, and Redeemer Church .  I'm so grateful to know people involved in these ministries and to get a glimpse of God's work through them.

97.  A community that I love and look forward to going home to in Florida (of all places).  Guess God loves palm trees as well as oak trees.

98.  Food.  Really good New Orleans food.  A friend of mine jokes that he thinks heaven might be catered out of New Orleans.  I think he may be right.  I do feel closer to heaven when I taste such goodness!

99.  A mom who is a great Nana and kept my son so that my husband and I could enjoy New Orleans and visit friends as a couple.

100.  Hugs and kisses from my son upon our return after a weekend away.  There's not much better than that!

101.  My husband and his love and thoughtfulness.


My Life as a Mom said...

Like! So glad you are having a good time.

Karin said...

Happy anniversary! It's wonderful that you take time to just be together and celebrate each other. And I love the tradition of B&Bs!

Anonymous said...

New Orleans...so glad you got to go...can't wait until we can visit and eat some of that good food.


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