A Thousand Gifts, December 27 edition
Continuing my journey of naming A Thousand Gifts, both big and small. I am finally caught up on posting all that I had written down. During the weeks before we left on our trip, I had a small notebook that lays by my Bible and in the mornings before everyone was up, I would jot down several things from the day before that I was thankful for, but in the craziness of life those last few weeks never got them posted. For anyone interested, Ann Voskamp has a book about this very subject that is being released soon. It is definitely going on my wishlist.
#61. Another semester done.
#62. Boys’ joy at seeing their daddy
#63. Micah’s joy at being done and seeing us
#64. Joyful evening with friends
#66. A quiet house
#67. Christmas parade and little elves handing out candy and shouts of Merry Christmas
#68. Naps for everyone!
#69. Reminder in church of who Jesus is, the place He should have in our lives at all times and especially at Christmastime
#70. Passion of a children’s pastor for God.
#71. Cooking/baking with Micah
#72. Boys’ Christmas program—so sweet, so precious, so hilarious, both are blessed with extra doses of personality
#73. John 21:25 And I suppose if all the other things Jesus did were written down, the whole world could not contain the books.
#74. Insurance cards in the mail.
#75. An evening with friends
#76. Hearing our kids laughter throughout the house
#77. Xavier’s ears declared clear.
#78. I Corinthians 4:7 What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own.
#79. Surprising Micah
#80. Crafts made at school using boys’ handprints—they are growing up too fast!
#81. Emmanuel—God with us.
#82. Time with family.
#83. Laughter among sisters.
#84. Games of Sequence
#85. Fresh snow
#86. Christmas goodies (i.e. candy, cookies, chex mix)
#87. Beauty of the Christmas story shared together with my family
#88. Safely home
#89. Sleeping in my own bed.
#90. Xavier-thankful for our trip.
#91. William –thankful for Camden and Rory
#92. A friend’s final radiation appointment
#93. Good news of a friend's pregnancy
#94. Many sweet visits with friends who know us well.
#95. Going to "our" church in Nashville.