Grateful for the little things

Mother’s Day is over–back to reality. 🙂 Well, the reality never left of course. There were endless suds in the dishwasher on it’s last leg of life, a nap interrupted, and of course, a last-minute trip to the grocery store. But there were hugs and kisses and love a baseball game in the backyard and those make up for all the other:). My gratitude list for the week:

3 gifts in Christ:

  • God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  •  Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

3 gifts about your home:

  • beauty amidst the ever-present chaosDSCN7263
  • little girl shielding dog from the rainDSCN7243
  • green curtain of sugar-snap peas climbing up the trellis

3 gifts in your closet:

  • rainboots for the wet days
  • Tevas for the dry days
  • sweater for those cool days that keep coming, despite the calender saying May

3 gifts found in the dark:

  • sleep after a long, hard day
  • quiet peace in a darkened auditorium, listening to 2 beautiful young ladies play “Be Thou My Vision”
  • sliver of a moon in the sky while we cover all the veggies, the iris and my beloved peonies against a VERY late frost

A gift outside, inside, upside down:

  • raindrops on slender leavesDSCN7214
  • time to read to my kids before bed and hearing them laugh out loud
  • kids somersaulting on the trampoline

3 gifts about my mother:

  • my mother’s love of the Word
  • her cheerful, servant’s heart
  • her love of gardening

3 gifts held in hand:

  • gluten-free scones made for me by my daughter for Mother’s Day
  • homemade cards, freshly picked flowers, and rosemary-mint sugar scrub from my sweet children
  • my plate of fresh strawberries and pineapple in my hand during the Best Mother’s Day service ever–all the mothers were dismissed and sent to the Fellowship Hall for a reception with a chocolate fountain (they know how to honor mamas around here!)
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