So thankful for these moments — these tidbits that make up life.
Capturing the moments is a gift.
Counting these gifts keeps me present,
keeps me thankful,
& reminds me to live NEW!
It has been too long since I posted about all the gifts that life brings. The last time was almost a year ago and I find myself sad that I have not been recording all the good lil’ bits of life that has happened this year.
Honestly, it has been a long, rough year. One of the toughest yet. BUT…God. God has been very near and faithful & has brought and continues to bring our family through so much. I will be sharing some of that journey in the coming year, but in the meantime, how about some gift counting with me?
It is almost 2015 and I am excited to start counting the gifts again. I stopped at #1075 and I’m ready to keep on counting. I have a fun plan how to do just that and will share it with you very soon! In the meantime, here are a few amazing gifts I have found by scrolling through my Instagram feed from the months of October & November.
#1075 – #1110
~my 13-year-old Colsie who is not too old to trick -or-treat yet. Her fun sense of style.
~a light-up pumpkin give to me by my Mom. Her knowledge that I love anything that twinkles.
~ an amazing cake baked for my birthday by my Avery girl
~a family trip full of magical memories
~laughter and playfulness
~the joy of Butterbeer in Harry Potter World
~vacationing with cousins. How little ones around multiply the smiles and laughter.
~daughters who photo bomb. My handsome husband’s smile.
~a newly discovered, God-given talent.
~fancy, smancy restaurants. Photo proof that my daughter has wonderful manners when most important.
~how Epcot makes education fun
~Bam! The experience of getting attention from 4 waiters. The awe we felt when they placed our meals down in unison.
~an elegant breakfast with my elegant daughter.
~her beauty inside and out
~palm tree reflections
~a beautiful, huge Christmas tree
~new glasses so I can SEE the beauty clearly
~a working washer & dryer
~another homemade Thanksgiving Day banner made by my Avery
~a table full of family
~aunts who love their nieces and nephews
~a mother-in-law who does my dishes without me asking
~seeing my little niece and nephew enjoy the same legos my girls enjoyed for years.
~having them in my home
~my husband relaxing, getting a holiday break from work
~a beautiful lake to walk around.
~how nature and exercise is an amazing form of therapy
~winter days that are unusually warm
~ juxtaposition art created by the Creator