Counting Gifts/ FAMILY

One Thousand Gifts-A Weekend Away!

holy experience

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

Today I am celebrating the beautiful gift of a Bed and Breakfast Weekend getaway.
It was given to us by friends.  Thank you, Muellers, we had the very best time and are truly grateful.

~beautiful Traditions Inn. Columbus, NE
~a grandma that watches over our girls for us so we can go

~food!  Almost too pretty to eat
~touches of the garden on our plate

~time to reflect, communicate and grow
~this book, A Lasting Promise, to help with that process. 
~perfect weather, sunny and 77 degrees
~a drive that is not too short but not too long
~tasteful decor, an evident gift of the owner
~good reading material, left out for guests
~a dvd player for a late night movie
~beautiful gardens.  What a view from our room!
~the sound of water features and fountains
~gazebos lit at night with twinkle lights
~sitting outside, quiet with my husband, each engrossed in a book
~the distant sound of cows and trains, drifting in through our open window
~a morning knock at the door, a breakfast cart left for us
~my giddy delight in the beauty of it
~drinking the entire pot of coffee by myself
~cinnamon roll french toast
~my ability to hold my tongue from scolding my husband’s order of breakfast diet coke:)
~a lazy, slow morning.  No responsibilities.
~a chance to remember. A 9/11 sculpture in the town we are visiting on 9/11
~jagged metal, making it real.  This gift of art.
~the blessing of freedom
~an opportunity to pray for those hurting this day

You Might Also Like

  • Mary Ellen
    September 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    What a blessing for you and hubby to have such a wonderful weekend!

    As I read your post it made me think that I would love to have a giveaway for a weekend away for a couple sometime at our home. We have a house that we use for part of our ministry and it truly is like a bed and breakfast without the cost as such. I am going to have to pray about this! Just wondering if it would even go as we live in Colorado- but maybe!

    bee blessed

    Thank you for sharing your blessings- I missed my 1000 gifts entry this last week and need to get started back!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    What a beautiful place to get away!

    Visiting from Ann’s place today.

  • Lisa
    September 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    What a beautiful list filled with sincere thanks!

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Jace
    September 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Beautiful list…

    A little envious, but blessed through your experience…

    Thanks for your pictures…a chance to live vicariously.

    Be blessed.

  • Top