Thursday, September 4, 2008

Gift List Continued...

The Lord so graciously reminded me (since writing my last blog) that it has been awhile since I focused on what I am grateful for! Here it goes...

116. The "aha" moments of my little Shane! The boy who had no idea what the number 64 was or how to say that number now knows to say "six..T...four"! I am so proud! The same little 5 year old who now after only 2 full weeks of "homeschooling" writes his name! YOU GO LITTLE MAN!

117. My friends who love me through my moments.

118. My Lord who carries me and teaches me through my moments! Oh how I am grateful that I know and recognize the voice of my Savior and friend!

119. Love notes in lunch boxes! I love to write love notes to Kyle and leave them in his lunch box! I love it because he gets so tickled when we hears/reads what they say! (I can be silly, just like him!)

120. Opportunities to read to my children. Our curriculum is very rich in literature! I love to read and I love to read to my kids! Shane is getting to hear all of my favorite storybooks from when I was a child. You know....all of those "Little Golden Books"! Oh, I just love them!!

121. Brendan's sensitive spirit and heart! I found a quite place to cry last week after my conversation with Kyle, and Brendan found me. He put his little arms around me and told me I was the best Mom and that Kyle is going to be just fine! He hugged me and gave me a kiss and my husband came in (impossible to hide in a small house full of men!) and told my son that he was going to make an amazing husband and father some day! Thank you Lord for moments like this, when we can be real with each other and watch the Lord do His thing in all of us!

122. The strength to do what is right even when it is not easy!

123. The excitement of learning and being in the Word of God that is spreading like crazy amongst the women of my church! Go God!!!

124. His everlasting arms that I can freely fall back into without taking a breath! Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."

125. Peace in the midst of storms, trials or simply "balls that we are juggling"! Hannah Whitall Smith once said, "The fruit of our placing all things in God's hands is the presence of His abiding peace in our hearts!" You can have all my "things" Lord, I just want You!

1 comment:

Monica Kaye said...

I am so inspired by reading your praises. I collect Little Golden books but never thought to thank my God for them. I will now! Blessings to you and your family this weekend.