Blessings. They're overwhelming, aren't they? And when you take time to list them...a bubbly joy just fills your heart and brightens your disposition! In honor of Thanksgiving, here's a list of things that I've found to be grateful for in this last week alone:
~Skype and Vacation so I can stay up until 2am talking face-to-face with my dear friend in Africa
~The Bible God's side of our never-ending conversation with Him.
~Family Time like when we stay up late planning our crazy futures...if all ten kids have ten kids, mom and dad will have 100 grandkids. That's about one birthday every three days. We think we have their gifting game plan detailed down to the last birthday card, but I can't share it with you because we've copyrighted the procedure.
~Chocolate a girl's magic potion
~Music, Video Cameras, and Certain Special Friends can anyone spell "In the Hall of the Mountain King"? Whoops! Maybe I've said too much...
~Good Books the kind you could curl up and read over and over again
~Cozy Pillows 'cause I like to burrow down in a pile of cushy softness before drifting off to sleep
~Hot Mugs of Tea warm the fingers, warm the bones, warm the soul
~Good Friends who get up at 3:30 in the morning with Emmy and I to go Black Friday shopping
~Christmas Shopping doesn't hunting for and finding the perfect gifts for people just make your day?
~The People at the Lord's Gym Trevor, 'Grandma' Vi, Kelly, Patty, Tammy, Tara, Candelaria, Ken, Ona, Taylor, Gary, and several other dear ones... (including Baby Ruby, who we met tonight!)
~Telescope Eyes which help us keep our eyes on Eternity, even when everything about life "stranded in time" is going wrong
~C.S. Lewis Quotes need I say more?
~Red Robin's where Rachel and I enjoyed a fun "just-the-two-of-us" lunch this week
~Grandparents having them at our home, talking with them, laughing with them...
There now. That list makes me happy-skippy just to read through again. How very blessed I am!