Monday, July 12, 2010

Multitude Monday VII

holy experience

I am thankful:

July 5, 2010

521.  for fun times wrestling with Sam this morning
522.  for toothbrushes and toothpaste
523.  for Snapfish and how easy/cheap it is to send/print pictures
524.  for time journaling about papaw and homesickness. (It's therapeutic)
525.  for lotion
526.  for my mother-in-law's blog post "Kneeling"
527.  for a wonderful holiday weekend
528.  for hearing Bennett laugh for the first time.  I can't describe the joy or the feeling it brought.)\
529.  that Bennett loves it when we kiss his face, especially his mouth.  I cherish it now as I know this sweet time of cuddles and kisses is short.
530.  for laughing with Sam when discussing his days of living with Mike Durec














July 6, 2010

531.  for warm blankets
532.  for the U.S. postal service and UPS
533.  for watches/clocks (most of the time)
534.  for Jesus resurrection, which gives me new life
535.  that Bennett fell asleep without his pacifier
536.  for driving alone in the car and singing with the radio
537.  for diapers
538.  for bibs with waterproof backing
539.  for Bennett discovering his feet
540.  for the conversation with my mom

July 7, 2010

541.  for blackberries
542.  for the sweet taste of a ripe mango
543.  for Bennett's 2 hour nap today that allowed me some relaxation and quiet time
544.  for Sam's help in figuring out codes for my blog
545.  for inspiredtoaction.com
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546.  for the smell of Bennett's "milk neck."  It stinks, but I still love it!!
547.  for smiling faces
548.  for baseball.  I am beginning to enjoy it.
549.  for wisdom spoken through my devotion today regarding how we treat our children
550.  for moving on to Shred Level II workout and really feeling my leg muscles burn












July 8, 2010

551.  for breathing in fresh air on a not so humid day
552.  for Bennett's smell after his bath
553.  for BOOM.  ENCOURAGEMENT.  (We watched Couples Retreat.  As always, it is good to laugh.)












554.  for being mindful of the beautiful trees around me today while walking













555.  for Bennett taking a 2 hour nap 2 days in a row
556.  for tree covered streets
557.  to have found an internet site with more free scrapbook paper, so that I could make different blog headers
558.  for time being crafty
559.  for razors
560.  that the skies proclaim the work of God's hands and that there is no speech or language where their voice is not heard



















July 9, 2010

561.  that today is Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A














562.  for free meals at Chick-fil-A for dressing like cows






































563.  for the beginning of "Journey of Faith Friday's"









564.  for meeting Allison McCoy and discussing BSF
565.  for sisters in Christ
566.  for the way Bennett's eyes light up when he smiles



















567.  for meeting Carlos's (Sam's co-worker) wife and children
568.  for Starbucks white chocolate mocha
569.  for my conversation with Amanda Reiss and the friendship we share



















570.  for beginning to transition Bennett to sleeping without being swaddled

July 10, 2010

571.  for Brittany Collier on her birthday
572.  that Bennett slept from 8:20 p.m. to 3:40 a.m.
573.  for driving along Florida's country roads on our way to Brooksville
574.  for open spaces
575.  for the horizon.  (I love to see where the earth/water meets the sky.)
576.  for Matthew and Jackie's wedding and time visiting with family



























































































577.  that Bennett is loved by so many people
578.  that Bennett did so well today and so many people got to hold him
579.  for the joy that shines forth from Prema when she is dancing



















580.  that Bennett went to sleep tonight without crying

July 11, 2010

My papaw Jim's birthday

581.  for returning to church today
582.  for my papaw's 88 years of life











































583.  that my papaw knows the Lord Jesus as Savior
584.  for my papaw's green thumb
585.  for my papaw's generosity
586.  for my papaw's laugh













587.  for the strength and courage my papaw has shown during his long battle with cancer













588.  for all that my papaw has taught me about hard work and dedication













589.  for my papaw's tender heart and the compassion he shows to those less fortunate














590.  for the close relationship I have with all of my grandparents

8 comments:

Kay-K said...

Jim and Betty are such wonderful people .I remember Jim's love for flowers at their house at Ivel and how beautiful he always keep it.
The little fruit market which later became the Big Y market.
Happy Birthday to Jim !!!

Mama Smors said...

i always love your monday post.... like seriously i look forward to them!
it sounds like bennett is sleeping good.... what a blessing!!!!

Wendy said...

Great list!

misslenbuster said...

What a list! Overflowing gratitude. I like the Journey of Faith Friday... I'm going to try and participate in it. Thank you for saying hello and visiting redeemed days! Apples filled with peanut butter recipe: (I'm tempted to make this harder than it really is....lol) Cut an apple in have, core it and put peanut butter in the holes left by the core. Delicious, good to your body sort of snack!
blessings,
Eleanor

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

LOVE the cow pics! Well done! :)

Great list - I, too, am SO thankful when babes sleep well seems like their sleep is constantly evolving, doesn't it?

If it makes you feel better I've got a 5 year old boy who STILL loves cuddles - he's a big time mama's boy. :)

Carolina said...

Great post! love all of the things you're thankful for specially chicafila. And sounds like your papaw is a wonderful man.

By the way I LOVE Jillian Michaels but I realized I can't really work out with Jack next to me. Yesterday he just flat out turned off the DVD! This was after he plopped over on my belly as I was doing situps. ha!

Sandy said...

I absolutely LOVE the birthday greeting for your papaw...so creative and such great expressions from Bennett! The other day when we were all flashing cameras at him at the wedding, I wondered what he thinks at those many moments when we're taking pictures of him...

Thank you for sharing your gratitude discipline with us....you know I love reading them.

Kat @ Inspired To Action said...

I made the list! And that's a SERIOUS list...I'm so glad you like the blog.