Flannel Jammies Farm

...praising God on our 1/5 acre of suburbia

Monday, December 19, 2011

Counting the gifts today...

This morning started with eyes glued tight and swollen shut, exhausted from so many to-doings and wondering if I should leave the warm comfort of my bed.

Then I started to count.  Not 'sheep'.  Not 'things to do'.

The gifts.  The generous gifts, the abundant gifts, the take-my-breath-away gifts, the tiniest of gifts, the hard gifts, the gifts I never expected.

And the greatest of them is Jesus.

Today I give thanks for...

- a husband working tirelessly on his days off to finish for me a dream on a piece of paper

- a church family showing such love that it overwhelms me

- work for both hands (and a few of my toes!) to keep me busy serving instead of busy grieving

- abundant food... so much that I have to think about what I 'feel like eating'

- clean water

- friends lifting me in prayer

- friends holding my hand and hugging my neck

- friends reminding me of His faithfulness

- friends delighting with me over the small gifts

- Christmas joy and wonder and awe

- moments of peace to ponder God's amazing gift

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15



Joyfull said...

What a beautiful way to wake up!! Even in the midst of trials. Thanks for sharing!

Bending Birches said...

beautiful things to be thankful for--- God bless, friend:)