Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts #16

 holy experience
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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~ a “sister road trip” and our safety

~chubby baby nephew thighs

~comfortable silence with sisters

~Kansas award winning Maple Butter BBQ Sauce

~3 movies in the car, major chill time

~a heart that longs, missing my kids

~apples and almond butter

~hand-me-down “new” clothes from sister

~fun hand-me-down fashion show

~grown- up sister quarrels over who gets what clothes

~manicures and pedicures

~music by Moby

~candy bar latte x 4–sipping sisters

~inappropriate talk with sisters:)

~communication clarity

~morning breakfast shakes that nourish all day

~days of quiet, time to rest

~morning routine and calm it brings

~chore board=chores finished!

~everything green


~contrast going down smooth

~medical insurance

~legs that work and walk

~peace when I should have “scanxiety”

~a blessed lunch with mom

~a mom that sits and watches as my bones are scanned

~a phone call from friend Karma–“I’ve made dinner for your family tonight.”  I answer the call right after complaining to mom that I have no groceries and no dinner plan.  A God kiss on scan day.

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  • Amy Bowman
    April 21, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I know, Marianne! I really am blessed and don’t take them for granted.
    Susanne-aw, thanks for your comment. I’m sure 3 brothers is less drama, although I have to admit, I love sister drama!!
    Dawn-Yes, learning to have eyes to see the beautiful sure helps the ugly look so much better!:)

  • Dawn
    April 19, 2011 at 9:09 am

    sounds like you were blessed and surrounded by family 🙂 beautiful gifts to ease the ones that aren’t so beautiful on the surface…

  • susanne
    April 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

    it sounds as though you have a beautiful relationship with your sisters. having only ever known life with three brothers, i may have experienced a pang or two of sister-envy reading your list.

    love your list!

  • Marianne
    April 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Ah, I wish I had sister when I read this. You are so blessed.

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