Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Words And Gratitude

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding cake.
Robert Louis Stevenson


552. for visible, steamy breath from my sister's horse's nostrils

553. for the way my animal-loving niece walks her goat on a leash

554. for my dad's emotional heart... a softness that replaces memories

555. for my step-mom's support of him; an obvious respect

556. for my sister's cozy home with the wood stove as the "hub" of the activity

557. for my other sister who still made pies for the family reunion even though she was snowed in... her hope of getting shoveled out :)

558. for my three year-old nephew who wrote on my chair with marker and with big brown puppy eyes said, "Sawry"

559. for my boy who, when being tucked in tonight, proudly stated, "Do you know why I call this my 'Fluffy Blanket'? Because it's my blanket and it's fluffy." Really?

560. for traveling grace

holy experience


The Maretzki Family said...

I like the "Fluffy blanket" one best. :)

my name is kimberley said...

beautiful giftings of "thanks".

and thank *you* for your comment - i've loved coming over and seeing a bit of your life - you have truly been blessed.

may you have a wonderful christmas...


sgm said...

So when I read your blog so many times I could respond with paragraphs!! I tend to soak it in and ponder the beautiful moments you share. I love your gratitude list. It always inspires me to be thankful in ways that I may not have that day. Thank you for always pulling me in the direction of God. He is our source!
love ya

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

As always, a beautiful list! There are so many beautiful moments to be thankful for - even one's that follow destructive ones... :)

jeana said...

Beautiful list as always my friend!

I owe you an email. I sent one last week, and just realized today, that I don't think it sent. Will get on that!
Have a beautiful week!


Anna said...

Great you can still be thankful for your nephew's artistic talents!!

Sherri said...

What a beautiful post!
I am glad I found your blog!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Family is such a blessing, and you have such a beautiful extended family as well as an immediate;) Definately blessed!

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~

I have had limited computer time lately, so I didn't get a chance to visit you till today. What a lovely post!! I met you through the gratitude community and you still bless me this way. :)

I am planning a two week hiatus from the, I am stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry CHRISTmas!! Enjoy all the precious times with your family as you remember HIS first coming. What a blessing to belong to HIM!

I will look forward to catching up with you early in the New Year.

With Love,