Friday, June 3, 2011

Thanking God on Friday

After a busy week where I met myself coming and going, there's nothing better than stopping to count our blessings.

lighting bugs
tomatoes on the vine hidden under fragrant green leaves
the smell of basil...in the living room
prayers
the feel of my hubby's hand on the small of my back
Paxton's wave from the poolside where he sits in swimming lessons
Isabel reading every word that comes in front of her
making notes in my Bible
windows down, radio up, singing at the top of my lungs
plan b
cold ice cream on a hot brownie
the view of my home, yard and life as I kneel in the garden
countdown to She Speaks
the smell of coconut conditioner
the dribble of strawberry juice on little chins as they indulge in fresh off the vine sweetness in the garden
the dripping wet tennis ball delivered in the dark by a wiggling, hopeful dog
a cool breeze after record breaking heat
Paxton's little legs half running, half kicking as he discovers he can swim
falling back to sleep on hubby's pillow...it smells like him
saving a bunny from sure death at the teeth of our dogs
backyard bbqs
squirt guns
warm homemade chicken pot pie
American Heritage Girls
a new purse
the smell of sunblock
sun-soaked laughter and childish fun with a good friend
fresh milk duds
Will saying "Hey sweets"
the sound of the camera shutter
singing in public restrooms with Paxton trying to get him to relax enough to "go"
my long-bitten, stubby nails are growing
when the right song comes on the radio at the right time
bubble baths
peanut butter toast
scooping compost out of the bin for the first time
counting blossoms on veggie plants, anticipating the harvest 
cooking for others
putting the finishing touches on a dress for an orphan
LIFE group



4 comments:

wendiwrites said...

Nice mental images, Wendy! I can see them, because many are in my yard. (I, too, am anticipating a bountiful summer harvest from the garden, and put a layer of compost from the bin around the plants.) Happy Friday, and happy summer to you!

@mymuddyshoes

Runner Mom said...

I LOVE these!!! They made me slow down, reflect and smile!! Miss you so much!! Would love to be down the street from you so we could grill out with both families!!
Love you!
Susan

Sandra Groves Timmons said...

Isn't it amazing how many "small" blessings we miss every day, often because we're so down-in-the-mouth about the STUFF we don't have. Shame on us! That's why I love keeping a Gratitude Journal. Thanks for sharing!

Leebird said...

Love this post...all but the compost. ;)

When I think of all I'm thankful for, you are high on the list, my sweet friend. I love you!