Monday, September 6, 2010

One Thousand Gifts

With much gratitude, I praise God for my beautiful mother, who has always lifted me up when I was down, prayed me through tough times, inspired me to strive to be all that God has purposed for me, and affectionately loved me. May the Lord bless you abundantly, Mom, as you celebrate your birthday. (#445 of thankfulness toward 1000 Gifts... click here to count along with me and many others.)

446. for a Papa who plays

447. for little twin nephews who are lovable and energetic

448. for the fact that these boys were born in the same year as my son

449. for an inspiring, adorable sister and brother-in-law, who teach us what marriage is all about

450. for an impromptu family photo that my husband requested (!) since we were all in our Sunday clothes
451. for a daughter who always sees what can be done and does it (raking here)

452. for a boy who is amused by the simplest of things

453. for fall clothing, especially patterned knee socks and tights

454. for wrestling cousins

455. for a girl who loves her Daddy
Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

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Karen said...

Heather,, what a beautiful mom,, and all around beautiful family..

I miss my mom and dad,, and I miss my kids having grandparents.. but it is what it is,, and that is the season of life we are in at this moment..
Enjoy and treasure these time..

God Bless you girlfriend..
have a great day

Camille said...

What a wonderful thankfulness post Heather! I have been missing you in the "community" lately! That's how I found you in the first glad I did! :)

I especially like your family photo and the one of your girl fun!

The photos all look so fall! How quickly it came, eh? ;-)

Have a lovely day!

Alexis Hallum said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures of your lovely family.
We also have a Papa who plays.
I just can't believe that it's really almost fall. . .

-t- said...

Stopping by from Ann's & celebrating your gifts of thanksgiving this day- thank you for sharing :)

Amber said...

Thanks for sharing your blessings with us. Joining the gratitude community has been a life changing experience for me!!! It is wonderful to see how God is blessing others.

jeana said...

Beautiful pictures and list! Love your heart.

Lindsey V said...

Joining you from the Gratitude Community! I love your pics and your heart of TRUE thankfulness for your family -- such a precious gift from the Father~!

GlowinGirl said...

GREAT list and terrific family photo (yay to the hubby!). So many things worthy of giving thanks for . . . especially those striped tights! Giving thanks with you!

deb said...

what a beautiful family.
hope you are well, Heather.

Heather said...

God is blessing you and your family daily! Hope your mom has a beautiful birthday!

The Maretzki Family said...

Wow, fall came so fast! Love all the pics (as always ;) and I especially like the knee-highs!

Have a lovely beginning-of-fall!