Monday, January 25, 2010

My Cup Half Full

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With a full heart...I offer this list up to my heavenly thanks...for the big blessings and the little blessings...and all of the tiny bits that make me and my life uniquely the way we are...

Continuing my list, numbers list began here and continued here and here.

I'm thankful for the amazing number of beautiful birds that come to our house...
I'm grateful for little helping hands outside...
I'm thankful for the smile that spread across my face when I looked outside the upstairs window and saw this...just thinking about the conversation that might have led to this..."Let's take our smoothies outside and sit at the picnic table." I could see all of them talking, contributing to the conversation, and once again, I am grateful for the opportunity to have had multiple children.
and I'm thankful for my little helpful cooks inside. I love that the sauce in that pan doesn't look perfect.
I'm grateful for green smoothies.

I'm thankful that my husband completed his honey-do list this weekend, without complaining.

I'm grateful for hats. I really like wearing them, and I know the people at my children's schools appreciate not seeing my bedhead.

I'm thankful that one of my kids has my eyes.

I'm grateful for God's mercies.

I'm thankful that my husband also forgives me.

I'm grateful for doctors and insurance and hospitals and medical technology. (I have to mention this to counteract the grumbling I feel toward it sometimes.) There are so many problems to be worked out in the system, but I'm glad that it isn't worse. Anything could always be worse. I love knowing that if my kid fell and broke his leg (or needed stitches or oxygen, etc.), there is someone 5 miles away who could take care of it. I mean, it's truly amazing really.

I'm thankful that my husband has the kind of job that prevents many worries with this issue. I was able to appreciate the insurance issue further when we chose to add some supplemental insurance for ourselves...what a job that was...the checkups and phone calls and medical documentation we had to prove we weren't a risk...I appreciate that isn't something we've ever had to do before.

I'm grateful for 911.

I'm thankful for the appointed person from church who calls to check on us when we have been absent.

I'm really glad that I really like the man and woman that my brother and sister chose to marry.

I really, really love the sound of my 2 year old's voice, chatting away as I type this...after she said a prayer yesterday, Ryan and I immediately locked eyes after she was finished...he said he wished he had videorecorded that, and I had been thinking the same thing.

I'm also love running the hairbrush through her long, soft hair.
I really love this.
And this.
And that.

I'm thankful that we can turn the temperature up or down in my house as much as we prefer.

I'm grateful for a foot that occasionally finds mine, under the covers in the middle of the night.

I'm very thankful for these four walls in general...

Go here to read more from the Community of Gratitude.

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7


Nancy @ 75 and Sunny said...

A delightful list. Praising God with you!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

These are fabulous blessings indeed! Love the photos!!

Heather said...

Rejoicing with you today in the little things and the big... our God is *so* good!!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Wow. Her hair really HAS gotten long. (I'm now jealous thanks to our recent scissor party.) Love the picture of all three at the picnic table. That's precious.

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Michelle said...

I love the pictures of your daughter dancing with the microphone. I Just had to comment because my 2 year old daughter (almost 3)LOVES to dance with her pretend microphone in the living room in front of the fireplace....she loves to watch her reflection in the glass doors as she sings and dances.

TOO precious:)

Thanks for sharing.

In His Hands,