Saturday, November 27, 2010

She's A Thinker


I turned my van round and round escarpment curves and sighed relief that we were finally headed home. Suddenly, a distressed, backseat Emily cried out, "My brain is so full of thinking that my head hurts! For another thought, my mind doesn't have room! Oh, I don't know what to do. There's just too much thoughts in my head!"

Folks, that one's a thinker :) What a five year-old could possibly have all squished in that little brain of hers, she couldn't explain. But it was definitely too full in there.

These are the moments that keep me sane in the daily grind. When I feel like complaining, God always reminds me in small and profound ways that I am so very, very blessed. I live alongside five of the most amazing people on the planet and I must count--I mean it--count those precious humans as gifts. Not to mention all else I've been given.

Adding just a few more to my 1000 Blessings Count (even though it's not Monday :)...

541. for seriously funny sayings spoken by little ones

542. for Christmas program practices

543. for the hockey season (yes, speaking words of life here :)

544. for making it to the final Ladies' Bible Study at church before the new year

545. for the homeschool table set up at the back for those kids whose moms needed Bible Study this week!

546. for a gracious bride-client

547. for an encouraging word that was planted by the Holy Spirit

548. for the Light which is now revealed to dear friends who've been in dark tunnels

549. for a sister who is patient, easy-going and calm during her bone scan testing in recent days

550. for healthy meals when others have so very little

551. for every tiny little precious interaction between me and each one of you... I cherish you all and am so grateful you're in my life!

holy experience

9 comments:

Camille said...

What a lovely post Heather! Thanks for continuing to count...it is wonderful! :)

And yes, kid's really are amazing and can cram soooo much into their thoughts...it just makes me tired to think of all that goes on in their precious heads! LOL!

Blessings to you my friend!
Love,
Camille

Midge (M for Meghan, G for Grace. Make's Midge). said...

Lovely graditude.
The one of hockey, made me laugh!

Yes, Emily IS a thinker! She brings me a question almost every hour!

Those two (Oliver, Emily) they ask and ask, good. They'll know more about the world and what to look out for. We need to fill their minds with what-to-do's and what-not-to-do's.

have a great day,
Meghan

jeana said...

Your children are just precious! Love your list, and I cherish YOU! Have a beautiful day =]

Sarah said...

You have much to be thankful for Heather:) Emily is honestly one of the most beautiful little girls I've ever seen, I have thought so since the day she was born:) (along with your other precious babies!)
And Meghan, your comments make me laugh!!
Sarah

The Maretzki Family said...

How cute!

Anna said...

love your list, especially your words of life! always need a reminder of that.
I love the quote from Emily!

Traci Michele said...

She's so cute!

Kerrie said...

lovely, lovely list. :)

Craig and Bethany said...

So grateful for you to. Your list bleed faith and joy, even in adversity. Spectacular.