Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts #17

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

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~cozy comforter & pillow to match

~9 hours of uninterrupted sleep

~sound of husband giving youngest daughter kisses

~my youngest, her first response to being woken in the morning is an eyes-still-shut smile

~my middle girl, her first response to being woken is a grumpy groan and frown

~my oldest girl’s response…none.  She is a warm and tucked-in lump that does not move.

~ how different God made my girls

~words with my neighbor–a Divine appointment

~the smell of toast

~a friend who delights in and shares Psalm 91

~laughing with Keeli at the crazy

~clearing dead debris from the garden beds, so grateful that I am not.

~making room for new growth and life in both garden and self

~that God “holds the untamed moments, too” –Ann Voskamp

~middle girls voice singing in the morning.  Humming happily.

~the sound of him taking out the garbage.  A daily act of love.

~iced mocha in hand on walk

~truth pushed into ears by ipod

~sunshine warmth on my neck

~friendly nods on the bike path

~a beautiful trail close to my home

~magnificent magnolia trees

~a husband who supports and allows me to be a stay-at-home mom

~Coconut Curry Chicken

~Life.  Feeling alive.

~a day to celebrate His rising

~an Easter meal prepared by loving hands while mine rested

~nephew eating helium from Easter balloons, the laughter his high- pitched, helium, “Happy Easter!!”  brings

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  • Rebecca
    April 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Just finished this book. Wow!! Absolutely loved it! Thank you for recommending it. I bought a copy and now I am going to pass it all around to my friends.

  • Annesphamily
    April 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I like this post. I am getting to know a lot of different sides to you! I hope your Easter was wonderful. Enjoy the week! Anne

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