Wednesday, October 29, 2008
One Thousand Gifts
A few of the gifts the Father places along the way as we walk:
Little goats munching lunch
HUGE plants. We have no idea what the proper name for this plant is, but my husband likes to refer to it as the "giant pineapple".
An adorable little donkey. He sometimes comes to fence to have his little nose rubbed.
Brand new floors for Mom and Dad
A multitude of little butterflies fluttering along the way as we walk (they never will hold still long enough to pose for a picture).
Our evenings have become delightfully cool.
I do love my piano lessons and feel so grateful I am able to have them. My teacher is so infinitely patient and such fun.
The sweet "visitor dog" one of the ladies brought to choir the other day. They were on their way to visit people in the hospital. Sasha is such a sweet, gentle, patient dog. I know they must all fall in love with this beautiful German Shepherd. I did. She reminded me of Shep - the dog of my childhood.
I have such fun watching the antics of the silly squirrels in our front yard. There is one in particular that is like a hyper little kid. He looks for all the world like he's doing a little happy dance.
I am so thankful for God's provision - even in these difficult financial times.
Our son has been given a huge promotion. We are so thankful that the Lord has so blessed and honored his work.
Sweet little wildflowers and brilliant holly berries
delicious fried chicken
working in my flower garden on a "diamond" of a day - brilliant blue skies, golden sunlight, clear, cool breezes
the dove "couple" sitting peacefully on the edge of the birdbath in perfect harmony
a day at home with nothing pressing "to do"
the sound of my son's laughter
time spent with my Mom - getting to hear her reminisce about her younger days; love hearing the stories
seeing my son strong and well as he worked to make my Mom's dream of new floors come true
the privilege of spending time around God's word with my friends
a letter from a dear, dear friend
a phone call from a friend I hadn't talked to in far too long
a nice hot bowl of stew on a chilly evening
beginning another good book
Thank You Father, for filling my life with Your precious gifts.
"I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Thy wonders. I will be glad and exult in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Most High."
Psalm 9: 1,2