Monday, October 10, 2011

Endless Gifts

Gratitude:
1011. how he ran from his room announcing, "Mommy, I'm so blessed! I have 24 (toy) cars!"
1012. gathering around two Thanksgiving tables with two families that make our lives full and rich
1013. her thankfulness for Aunt Linda, who was diagnosed with stage four cancer this summer
1014. how my husband's sister was feeling strong this weekend and how that strength helps the rest of us deal with her illness
1015. how my father-in-law always reads the Bible after dinner... to all 34 of us
1016. dirt bike entertainment at both gatherings
1017. how my nephew squeezed his little self in between his two aunts during tea time
1018. sun-splashed fields of soybeans
1019. warm October weather
1020. how my sister has taken up hand-quilting (you go, Girl!)
1021. pumpkin pie that tastes just like Mama's
1022. braided buns on little girls
1023. how she cried when I told her how the Lord had given me a dream about encouraging her
1024. how our country still celebrates a holiday set aside just for gratitude :)

7 comments:

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

Happy [belated] Thanksgiving to you!

ps...I always forget you're Canadian. :)

jeana said...

My boys would love to ride those dirt bikes with you all. How blessed you are! And with all those cars!! =]

Thanks for the 180 movie, I did see it and absolutely loved it. Sharing it with friends, thanks for thinking of me.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Loved your list~especially *braided buns on little girls* :)

The Maretzki Family said...

Bee-yoo-tee-ful pictures! (as always)

Love #1011. =:~)

Anna said...

Awesome list, Heather! Love the picture of Linda laughing and the one of Kevin hanging from the tree!!

Camille said...

*Love* all the photos! (Don't I always say that?!) Happy (belated) thanksgiving to you Heather! And what a lovely list.

Love,
Camille

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

beautiful, simply beautiful. relationships surely are some of God's greatest gifts.