Monday, November 15, 2010


Today I am grateful that I got to:

Eat the homemade french toast my husband made for breakfast.

Drink pretend tea with my son over and over and over again (using his sister's tea set).

Go for a walk with my entire family. It doesn't matter that the walk lasted only 15 minutes and it took as long (or longer) to get everyone dressed to go for the walk. We all enjoyed the crisp Minnesota air.

Hear Lauren say "Elmo!" at least 30 times as she happily carried a little Elmo toy all around the house. Each time she said it she was as happy - and as proud - as the first.

Have Samuel 'help me' cook in the kitchen. This involved us making Chunky Applesauce together. And ended with Samuel unexpectedly eating one of the apples rather than me cooking it for the applesauce :)

Read books before bed while rocking and holding both of my babies in my arms.

Play in the snow with Samuel. Since Samuel's snow recollection is limited to the last 72 hours, everything involving snow is absolutely fascinating to him right now.

Work at my church today and help support my family.

Hear my son sing, "God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He's so good to me."
Read a card found on my pillow from my husband telling me that he loves me and just wanted me to know.

Smell clean hair after bath time - one of my absolute favorite smells in the entire world.

Teach my son to answer the question, "Who loves you?" with "Mommy loves me!" (and daddy loves me and Jesus loves me).

Today I am grateful for so very many things.


Kim said...

So many things to be grateful for...what a lovely post!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Haven't checked in on you in a while, but I ADORE this post :) So simple, and yet SO. BIG.

Also, thank you so much for the email from I think last month - for those still waiting. It was just what I needed at the time.

As always, your family is in my prayers.