Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's been a LOOOOONG time... (back to the counting board).

It's been almost 2 years since I've blogged.  I look at my last post and am amazed that it has been that long.  Since then I've been running after my then babe, now almost three year old.  And somewhere in there had another one... this time a little warrior princess who is quickly approaching one.

I hadn't realized how quickly not counting blessings ran me backward.  I realized I had lost the wonder of the blessing of little things.  My praise became off kilter.  Sadly, I'm having to strain to see the blessing when before it was a habit.   So I'm picking up where I left off... to count again... gaining ground to 1000 and continuing beyond.  There are oh so many to count...


* getting back to counting blessings - becoming a priority once again
* the friend who encouraged it
* a comfy bed for a sleep deprived momma
* a marigolds for me from a little in our class for our first Sunday teaching 2s
* cooler fall temps
* another year of school started with new subjects, new struggles, new schedules
* my littles growing ever bigger - never stopping even when I command it :)
* lentil tacos
* Ohio State Football
* old friendships - a piece of heaven
* known and being known
* discipleship
* putting on armor daily with my boys to prepare for the fight
* the symphony of raindrops
* chocolate chip cookie in a mug
* struggles - a uncomfortable way God hones you into a shinier piece of metal to reflect Him
* hearing my 3 year old singing how Jesus loves him at the top of his lungs
* watching him do the snake dance move
* my biggest - a strong and willing helper for his momma
* piles of laundry needing to be folded
* sun setting low in the sky - evidence of autumn
* open windows
* brothers
* fresh air
* cool nights
* summer visits to see grammas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and cousins
* blowing bubbles
* popping bubbles
* park playing and climbing on a summer day
* the giggles of children
* a smile

1 comment:

Heather said...

Love, love, love this beautiful crew!! Cannot believe how each one is growing... more and more handsome (and lovely :) each and every day!!

SO very grateful for you, my dearest bff!! Your prayers, your notes, your words of encouragement, your support... what can i say?? You are true gift, and I love you!!

Hugs to all, from all...