Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts #20

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

~brown mustard seeds, popping and dancing in my saute’ pan
~aroma of Indian spice
~3 girls who gobbled up their Madras Curry, their expanding palates
~a lazy summer day
~creamy dreamy almond milk
~a giddy joy in my heart
~God answering clearly my question “what next?”
~desire to obey His answer and focus on husband after a year of fighting cancer and lots of self focus
~another reconstruction step completed, body healing, one step left!
~the drink holder in on my bike, especially when it holds an iced latte!
~direction on what to eat.  A week of no meat, no dairy. The adventure of it.
~taste buds that now prefer vegetables, a sweet surprise
~being present with my little ones, which causes me to notice…
~…my middle girls beautiful bow- shaped lips…
~…my oldest and the way she lovingly encourages those younger than her..
~…my youngest, the smiley twinkle in her eye–the same her daddy has when he smiles
~fingernails strong, no longer breaking from harsh meds
~melted crayon discs, my girls joy in creating
~daily bike rides to local health food market.  Buying fresh for that evening’s dinner.
~farmer’s market fun with oldest. Browsing hand-mades, pointing out favorites.
~a husband’s forgiveness for my harsh words
~inbox with words of love from my readers. They encourage, despite my lack of posting lately!
~new facebook relationships.  Learning from them and their stories.
~that He gives us just enough for each day, and promises to walk us through
~a Pizza Sunday–I finally made it to one!– precious time with family.  
~Carma time, Keeli time, Wendy time, Molly time.  Love the ladies in my life..
~women from City Impact kitchen crew filling my living room. The blessings they showered me with.
~ a negative lump biopsy
~a biopsy being done the very day I was seen for it.  No more waiting, got in before school was out.
~after the initial fear, the indescribable PEACE I felt.  An experience I would not trade.
~Todd’s mom. She shows up whenever and works in my yard, pulling weeds.  
~my handyman dad, his response to my home breaking on me?  “Make me a list.” 
~my grandma in town from Missouri, her safety from the tornado and the chance to get to see her!
~mood meds that are working better than I ever imagined.  I am so grateful.

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  • Amy Bowman
    June 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Hi anonymous…well, they are a prescription and only work if there is hormone or chemical imbalance, and even then IF they are the right type and dosage for each specific person. I feel God led me to the exact one I needed–it is a half dose of Effexor. As much as I hate to take prescription meds, I am so very, very thankful for this specific one!

  • Deborah
    June 8, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Loving # 485. Thanks for sharing.

  • Alicia
    June 7, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Um…”you”, not “your you”. This mama is tired. 🙂

  • Alicia
    June 7, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I am so, so happy for your you & good results!!!

  • Anonymous
    June 7, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Where can I get these mood pills?

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