November 21, 2010

Week In. Week Out.

My Monday tradition
is one of thanks.

Week in.
Week out.

It is a blessing to be held accountable like this.
It has been just over a year since
I began this numbering of gifts.

Consciously giving thanks for the everyday.
Giving thanks for the simple.
For the ordinary.
For the things often forgotten.


These are the moments to treasure.
Moments to remember.

949. Wild, windy days!

950. Strong winds and no power outtage!

951. Enjoying the wind blowing through the house during the storm ~
I opened the windows on purpose to have a cross breeze.
It all came to an end when Emma came upstairs *freezing*...LOL!

952. The tickety-tap of computer keys while we all type away in the schoolroom

953. Braces on Emma ~ Such excitement!
(Only involving six teeth on the top from 3 to 3 ~ Dental lingo)

954. Christmas colours for Emma's ties ~ fun!

955. Braces off Austin ~ Receptionist Q: "Are you ready for this?"
Austin A: "I've been ready for two years!"

956. Abundance of opportunities and resources

957. Watching Emma type ~
learning with a fun kids' program

958. Sunshine after the storm

959. Notes from friends in the mailbox ~
yaay for snail-mail!

960. A tea bag tucked inside one of those notes. :)

961. Pen pals for Emma ~
cultivating the art of the hand-written note

962. Blogging friends ~ each one of you is a blessing to me!

963. Being surprised at the fact that I have met
so many lovely friends in this blog-world

964. Washing a little blonde head ~
this won't last forever!
How often I am struck with the seemingly
insignificant these days!

965. A very full pantry ~ blessings!

966. A pantry to fill ~ I didn't always have one...
it used to be a coat closet. :)

967. Chickens in the freezer

968. Chicken stock to make soups with

969. A recipe for GOOT ~ Thank you Cinnamon!

970. Probiotics

971. Prayer

972. Knowing that the LORD knows!

973. Trusting in HIM alone

974. Resting in Romans 8:28 ~
and letting it really sink in!

975. An evening of hockey ~ just Austin and me!

976. Safe passage home in a SNOWSTORM! Oh. Dear. Me.
I have only been that frightened while driving a few times in my life...
I'm so glad to be HOME!

977. The prayers of our precious Austin as I drove (and prayed) ~
what a BLESSING!


Jill said...

Such a lovely post, I must admit I still very much enjoy "snail" mail. There's just something about a handwritten note. Have a wonderful week.

Heather said...

You're so quick with your thanks this week :)
YOU are a blogging blessing to ME too!
Love the type-clicking thankfulness... I can just hear it :)
Have a good week!
Love, Heather

Justine said...

Number 950 on my list would be strong winds with power outages. I just love them. They give us a chance to sit together without all of the fuss of electronics. I just love losing the power. We lost the power the night before last it was fun. Your things to be grateful for are simple and beautiful. You are an inspiration. Thank you for your post.

Jenn said...

Wonderful givings of Thanks! I always enjoy your Monday posts. :)

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I loved reading Austin's response to having his braces removed 'I've been ready for two years'! Such wit!
You have snow and it's not winter yet? I am going to be thankful for our sunshine today after the rain and not complain about the humidity when I take my son to his tennis lesson later today.
All my children were speaking with 'the Canadians' on Skype last week, they have stayed in close contact since visiting our home earlier this year and my daughter is such close friends with one of the girls. Next year she will be saving like crazy for a trip over to your country. She is off to Thailand next week on her first missions trip and will certainly learn to count her blessings there.

Anonymous said...

I love the snow.

Dianna said...

Dear Sweet Camille,

#971-#974 speak to my heart...with I too learn a deeper meaning to the truth of His Word. Truly...not only is He to be trusted, but deeper yet He CAN BE trusted.

Trusting with you, bloggy sister turned friend.

Cinnamon said...

We love pen pals too. Such a lost art and something I love to do~

So glad you got the recipe for GOOT. It is an awesome and simple recipe. Now is the best time of year to have it handy too. We already have a batch made up and ready to use in the fridge.

Love your list~ Cinnamon

Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ Yaay for "Snail Mail"!! How precious those notes are! I trust you will have a wonderful week too! :)

Dear Heather ~ Thank you for your friendship...I appreciate you! May the LORD give you a lovely week too! :)

Dear Justine ~ LOL...I suppose you do have a point! I think that power outtages are fun and cosy if they don't last toooo long! One winter we lost it for nearly two days with two little ones and no wood stove to keep us toasty warm. The boys had to wear their winter coats indoors. But I hear you about all the electronics...they need to be silenced once in awhile. :)

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you my friend! :)

Dear Ann ~ How wonderful that your girl is able to have such experiences...what a blessing!! I'm sure she will enjoy Canada when she comes for a visit. :)

Dear Anonymous ~ So do I, especially when the house is stocked with food and we can stay home and enjoy. :)

Dear Dianna ~ How precious HE is!! How wonderful that we CAN trust HIM completely to always do what is best!! Thank you for your kind is a blessing to know you. :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ I agree...pen pals are a "lost art" and it is a shame!! And thank you for the GOOT has already been put to good use. Thank you for stopping by! :)

Blessings to you each one!
In His Love,

Loni said...

Ahhh yes . . . I received a long snail mail from an elderly cousin . . . four pages long. A good reminder to add to my list next week!

Blessings this Thanksgiving

Camille said...

Dear Loni ~ How wonderful that would have been to find in your mailbox ~ what a blessing these things are! Have a wonderful week. :)


Karen said...

Great post Camille...
Yes we all have so much to be thankful for.. I have a neighbor who said one time.. I just dont see anything to be thankful for,(he is not a believer) and I thought,,how sad that must be,, I have invited him to church a many of times.. and last sunday we had church at a local park and he came,,and is starting to look at things a little different..
so to add to my list of things to be thankful for,,is HOPE.. Hope for my neighbor to find reasons in life to be THANKFUL , to God..
Happy Thankgiving my good friend..and God Bless...

Camille said...

Dear Karen ~ Thank you for being a faithful friend and for your visits. It's lovely to hear from you. :) How terribly sad that your friend doesn't see anything to be thankful for! But you are right...without the LORD it can be very bleak!! May the LORD work in his heart and draw him to HIMSELF!! Yes...HOPE!! What a blessing!

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
In Him,