14 March 2011

Mid-March Gratitude

Must...get...blog...post up before I go to bed.  This time change is not so fun just yet.  Getting up when my body was telling me it was 4 am did not sit well with me.  Neither did it sit well with a few of my children, one of whom needed a lot of extra time with her blankie before she could be convinced to go to school.

Still, there is much to inspire gratitude, including gratitude itself.  Here I continue my list in the hopes that my heart will remain tuned to Him and how He ever loves.


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* that girl up there with the pink bathrobe and colorful headphones, singing along at the top of her lungs
* her predictability:  EVERY morning she awakens hungry and ready for Cheerios
* warm fire on a cold March night
* the snow is ALMOST ALL GONE!  We have a whole new landscape.
* getting ready for (freezing cold) baseball season
* Walter's successful navigation of two airports and his uneventful arrival in AZ!  
* talking about the gospel and how mind-blowing it is - is it still blowing your mind?!
* cleaned-up dining room
* hospitality and friends over for dinner
* red painted chair in the corner against white wall
* two friends who are observing Lent with 40 Days of Gratitude on Facebook
* God showing glimmers of answered prayer in unexpected ways
* being able to get up EVEN WHEN I'm really tired; I'm still ABLE
* keeping up with the laundry...for one week...that's over
* talking with our boys about forgiveness - "Go and sin no more" - no lectures involved
* my parents loving on Walter for a whole week; what a gift
* praying for the world - especially Japan

6 comments:

  1. it still blows my mind!!!! Thank you for this post, it's so joyful.

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  2. That adorable face makes getting up early worth it. Hope the gospel always blows my mind. And I don't envy you--cold weather baseball. Glad the snow is almost gone.

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  3. yes - mind blowing!

    "go and sin no more" - I need that discipline too. Thanks Kit!

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  4. Rejoicing with you in the snow almost gone! And congrats to your son in his adventure. That's huge.

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  5. I’m here from Ann’s – just took a while to get here :)

    And because it’s so true – it is the gift that keeps on giving – and it just never stops – and I applaud your efforts at taming the beast for one week - my favorite from your list this week is: * keeping up with the laundry...for one week...that's over

    Thank you for this, and God Bless and Keep you and all of yours.

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  6. Thanks for your comments everyone!
    Joann, Jodi and Heather - glad all of our minds are blown! may they always be!
    Nancy - hope you're seeing some bare ground, too!
    Craig - your comments are always so thoughtful! Thanks for taking the time to visit and really read and comment!
    Blessings to you, friends!

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