One by one I count.
Over time, it can become tempting to quit.
But, joy can be found in the numbering.
And perspective changes as I do.
Above all else...
we are commanded to give thanks.
The real reason why I ought to continue.
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
~ I Thessalonians 5:18 ~
How easy it is to complain.
To be ungrateful.
How disagreeable it is!
What a long-suffering and
merciful God we serve!
HE would be fully justified to
strip all goodness from my life.
But, HE doesn't.
That's mercy. That's grace.
And I am thankful that HE extends
them both in generous amounts to me!
1691. Colourful jelly beans and enjoying a *few*
1692. *Old* (read: from my childhood) music books for
Emma to learn from ~
See the happy face stamp? My teacher put it there! :)
1693. *Old* (read: from my childhood...again) "Little House"
set of books to share with my own children
1694. *Dress-up* shoes worn and cast off...
time and time and time again!
(Thank you Auntie L ~
You would not believe how MUCH these get worn!)
1695. Sunny days and schoolwork outdoors!
1696. Joining in
1697. How school migrates up to the kitchen table
1698. The wind chimes installed for another season ~
Thanks again K and J! :)
1699. Getting these inside...
1701. That Austin wants to learn how to do a back flip ~
And that Emma takes the part of *coach*!
1702. Decorating her room with the outdoors...so pretty
1703. Decorating her door in similar fashion
1704. And finding her like this in the morning...
1705. That Howie replaced my line when the old one broke
1706. That both lines were put up before one
was even in service last year
1707. Taking advantage of the
neighbourhood swimming pool ~ It's free! :)
1708. Austin has gained 30 lbs since December!
1709. He even has begun wrestling with Howie again!
1710. My Lawn mower boy
1711. My Bathroom Cleaner boy
1712. My Laundry helpers
1713. My Vacuum operator
1714. My Dishwashing helpers
1715. Easy meals
1716. School is nearing completion
1717. Projects are getting done
1718. A wonderful support teacher
1719. A terrific school to be a part of
1720. And that we *get to* do this at home...
I list as events unfold.
Sometimes many all at once,
and other times in a trickle.
But, always by HIS Grace!
Would you like to begin?
Just grab a pen and a journal,
set them out on the counter,
and list out your blessings.
Find the joy in the moments ~
As they arrive.
Enjoy the journey!
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