Monday, February 28, 2011

Still counting!

    "You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalm 16:11

252.  Fellowship 
253.  Prayer
254.  Favorite stories
255.  A full pantry
256.  A waking baby
257.  Baby expressions
258.  Andrew dressing himself (backwards)
259.  Picnics at the park
260.  Proverbs 17: 17 friends
261.  Christ holds all things together
262.  That my son can get so excited about flowers that grow as weeds.
263.  Peach fuzz hair on Matthew
264.  Making a friend laugh
265.  Smiles

Monday, February 21, 2011

Transformation through thanks.

I can truly say that I relate to so much of what Ann says in One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.  Hopefully a longer post will come soon in which I can elaborate more.  When I first began making this list, it was a once in a while offering to find things to thank God for.  Also, I found my self saying, "Thank you for..." and silently thinking, "even though... (fill in with a complaint somehow related to what I was "thankful" for)."  I noticed how resentful I can be and have started to see some change.  THANKFULLY!  Now, this is not just a once in a while list, but a hunt each day.  There are things that I think of that I praise in the moment and forget to write down.  I am being taught so much and feel I am learning how to truly rejoice in the Lord always.

240. One boy napping on each couch.

241.  Dinner and a movie with my husband, baby in tow.

242. Husband striving to grow in serving and loving at home.

243. Outgoing son always looking to meet new friends

244. Family day at the zoo.

245. Father/son love.

246. Train Rides

247. Perfect Weather

248. Giraffes

249. Bright blue eyes full of wonder and excitement

250. Transformation
251. Joy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

1,000 Gifts

225.  Another debt paid in full
226. Remembering that my debt is paid in full.
227. Photos in frames reminding of full times past.
228. The perfect frame found- "The Sweetest Story" displaying our 5th year anniversary in New Orleans.
229 Big Brother's tender love for his baby brother
230. A friend's time given so I could have a break.
231.  Andrew's depth of imagination as he plays pretend.
232.  Matthew's smile that takes over his whole body and brings me tears of joy.
233.  A carrier to hold baby close and also do other things at the same time.
234.  The ability to talk/video chat with Adam as he travels.
235.  The whirl of the washer.
236.  Wrist rattles.
237.  Communication in cues.
238.  Expectant, hopeful little eyes that draw me in.
239.  Love.
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