Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GratiTuesday: Counting my 1000 Gifts, #43-63

Source: A Holy Experience (Ann Voskamp's blog)


A Gift Worn, Given Away, Shared

43. a warm  heavy green bathrobe from my sister-in-law about 15 years ago
44. matzo ball soup to my sick parents
45. a shopping trip with my daughter

3 Witnessed Blessings

46.  my son scoring one of only 5 the entire team has scored all season
47.  a hospice nurse swabbing the mouth of an unresponsive patient
48.  the Ravens kneeling in prayer after their win Sunday night

A Gift Bringing Laughter, Prayer, Quiet

49. stories told by family members at a Celebration of Life service
50. a touching card from a Kansas friend
51. the morning of a school holiday

3 Gifts From God’s Word

52. a challenge from the preacher on Sunday to bring our Bible every Sunday and take it to work or school every day
53. assurance that I have peace with God  (Romans 5:1)
54. promises that someday we shall see Jesus face-to-face

3 Gifts that Might Never Have Been

55. My arms or legs, had my mother taken Thalidomide for morning sickness while pregnant with me
56. A debt-free life had we not stopped living beyond our means many years ago
57. my last child's bright mind  had the complete knot in his unbilical cord been any tighter during his birth

3 Gifts Only Seen Close Up

58.  the individual feathers of a bluejay, as drawn by one of my art students
59.  the numbers on the alarm clock saying I have 2 more hours to sleep
60.  the heart-shaped pads on my dog's feet

A Gift in Sky, Water, Memory

61.  lilac and fuschia streaks followed by snow tonight
62.  a lifeguard rescuing me and my two children in the ocean
63.  introducing my first two babies to all my grandparents before they passed away


Joyce said...

Congrats to your son! I saw your fb post-that was cute : )

April said...

Loved reading this list, Zoanna...very heart-warming, to say the least!