Monday, July 19, 2010

I am ever grateful for the Giver and His gifts

Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
~Lamentations 3:21-26


His mercies are new every morning

a crane taking off with his wings gently touching the water

the dark of night
him on his side with arm outstretched under my pillow
me on my side, hand under my pillow, resting in his

bedtime prayers with our children

hearing him ask her if he spelled 'summer' correctly
hearing her say, "nice job, Buddy"

seeing him smile
remembering the day a friend said his smile reminds her of mine

children who love to read
their excited chatter as we look over curriculum that just arrived

neighbors who are 'neighborly'

a bald eagle alighting on a tree just up ahead
watching his flight as he ascends over our heads

cat naps
power naps

our son asking if his stuffed dog can have a sleepover in our room tonight :}

searching through books to identify the owl we saw in the woods
discovering it is a great horned owl

the questions they ask over lunch:
"Is there any food you can't tear apart with your hands?"
"Is a cherry seed edible?"
"What does the word 'cautious' mean?"

Publix :]

summer school:
learning laundry
making breakfast on their own (almost :)

a Grandma who takes a day off work to stay and visit

how a memory can seem so long ago and just yesterday at the same time

holy experience


  1. What a beautiful list! So glad I clicked on your link @ A Holy Experience. Your pictures are great. Where were the last two in today's entry taken? Just gorgeous! Gratitude is such a blessing...thanks for reminding me of even more things for which to be grateful.
    Have a blest day!

  2. Every gratitude list I read fills me with joy. Your list reminds me that every little thing is truly a blessing.

  3. Oh how I love you!

    I am grateful for you taking the pictures.... I should add that to my own list! :)

    It's so good to view life through the lens of His faithfulness, isn't it?


  4. Each grace in your list is so specific. I can picture each one. I especially love the kid questions. Aren't lunches with them the best? Thanks for sharing.

  5. I join you in gratitude for His mercies that ARE new every morning and for little ones who enjoy reading. It looks like you all visited the Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai..beautiful pictures!

  6. Your list is so real, so personal. Wonderful blessings there each day to look forward to.

    How exciting to meet someone else who has been to beautiful Carmel, God's tucked away beauty. I'm glad my blessings recalled wonderful memories for you and blessed you again.

    Sweet to meet you,