Monday, July 18, 2011

One Thousand Gifts: 121-135

121: a short visit home to spend time with family.

122: time to catch up a bit with an old friend

123: a full night's sleep last night (minus Hannah waking me up saying, "I've got to tell you something. The clouds are dark outside.")

124: chocolate ganche cake at Publix

125: Kate being soothed in the car by holding my hand. Sweet.

126: Mario Kart (yes, I'm a fan...a little too much so lately but it provides good bonding time with Hannah and Grant, right?)

127: rainy days

128: the funny things my kids say that keep me laughing like today when Grant told me he doesn't like the Pistachio Veggie Tales movie because "it freaks me out." Or when he said, after pooping in his pants twice in a row one night last week, "I just can't believe it."

129: a safe trip to Birmingham and back

130: my kids fighting over who gets to sit next to me...I know one day I'll miss it.

131: the Holy Spirit. How encouraging to know that "we do not know what we should pray for as we ought but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26) Thankful the Lord knows sometimes, many times we are frozen in knowing what to pray and how to pray and that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us "according to the will of God." He's got my back.

132: Chore charts...a way to get my kids working a bit more around the house.

133: one clean bathroom in the's better than NO clean bathrooms in the house.

134: a new farmer's market in walking distance from my house with fresh vegetables and fruits.

135: Grant putting on his underware by himself...backwards and inside out but it's on and HE did it.


Jenny said...

I love how you said how the Holy Spirit's "got my back." With Christ in our corner, Satan will lose- every time!1

Christina said...

Love the realism in 133! I totally agree. So thankful that He hears and understands the groans of our heart. Such a great list! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

I've been drooling over that chocolate ganache cake at it as good as it looks??