Saturday, March 31, 2012

a gift heard, a gift held, a gift hoped for


271. A song my mother sang to me when I was little: You are My Sunshine

272. Each of my sweet babies for the first time.

273. My heart to be reconciled, once and for all.

There you have it, a full month dedicated to giving thanX in all circumstances. A month dedicated to marching around those walls of adversity with joy and thanksgiving. I didn't always succeed but in the end, through tears, frustration and pain, I know my God is with me. I know I have so much to be thankful for. I made it through, another month. I survived, again.

Now, in April, the month to celebrate; the resurrection of my Lord and Savior, my youngest's birth--who has been an immense joy & blessing to my life, and my own birthday.


Friday, March 30, 2012

3 gifts uncovered


268. the joy of writing IN a book, over what is already written.

269. using colored pencils to color.

270. working on creating an art journal...finally.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

3 gifts of His Promises


265. He will never leave me, no forsake me. Deut. 31:8

266. He has a plan for my life, to give me a hope and a future...Jer 29:11

267. If I ask, it will be given, if I seek, I will find, if I knock the door will be opened to me. Matt 7:7


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3 gifts entwined


262. my heart, to another

263. the hearts of my children to their family

264. the trunk of my ficus tree.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3 gifts redeemed


259. My soul

260. My marriage, @ least two times, resulting in the birth of my amazing children.

261. other important relationships.


Monday, March 26, 2012

3 gifts almost done


256. Sammy's Alice in Wonderland inspired quilt. I started it a few years ago & ALL it needs is to be quilted.

257. A blanket of crocheted squares, all the squares need to be assembled. I was blessed to find bags of them at the thrift store for a a steal. They are lovely but tedious to assemble.

258. A blanket of crocheted octagons. Again, need to be assembled.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

A gift sung, a gift written, a gift painted

253. Amazing Grace

254. A poem my mother wrote to her kids, which we read at her funeral.

255. The picture of Mickey Mouse my daughter made me, in art class, cause she knows I love Disneyland.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

3 gifts found in women today

247. the ability to offer comfort in hard times.
248. empathy just when you need it.
249. perseverance.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

a gift salty, a gift sweet, a gift just right

241. I love ritz crackers.
242. apple cinnamon tea
243. peanut butter cracker sandwiches


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3 gifts that made me laugh


238. every time Kurtis "hides", as if we really can't see him.
239. being on the trampoline
240. when Kurtis retells a siblings story as if it happened to him.


Monday, March 19, 2012

3 gifts eaten

Photobucket235. dinner with my brother and his family every Saturday night.
236. my home-made from scratch muffin recipe
237. the recipe I found online for ginger strips


Sunday, March 18, 2012

3 gifts red

232. my vintage velvet coat.
233. my favorite flats
234. the purse in the same shade as the flats....ALL of these from the thrift store.


Saturday, March 17, 2012

a gift turned, a gift folded, a gift hung

229. the pages of library books.
230. my favorite table cloth when it's in the hallway cupboard.
231. the large star hanging in my living room, from a memorable trip to S.F.

Friday, March 16, 2012

3 hard Eucharistos

226. finding joy in the midst of trials.
227. tears of sorrow that can only be experienced because they are rooted in love
228. thoughtfulness of friends during trying times.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

3 gifts given away

223. a crochet blanket with purple striped hearts.
224. wonderful hand-me-downs that keep my family well dressed.
225. cards of encouragement in the mail.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3 gifts found in silence

220. the alarm on my watch
221. prayer times
222. reading a good book


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

3 gifts round

217. my wedding ring
218. home made bagel pizzas every Wednesday night
219. the tires on my bike that have not gone flat since last summer



Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

3 gifts read

211. short stories written from classmates
212. modern short fiction
213. the Psalms

Saturday, March 10, 2012

3 gifts in Christ


208. peace that passes understanding
209. fruit of the spirit
210. unconditional love


Friday, March 9, 2012

3 gifts carved

205. the floral motif on a chair of a fictional story I wrote.
206. Willow Tree figurine that I found at the thrift store.
207. Willow Tree trinket box.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

3 gifts loud


202. my car radio when I'm feeling down
203. my toddler when he gets excited
204. my dogs when they are guarding our home


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3 gifts found in the kitchen


199. my antique O' Keefe & Merrit stove
200. having a window over the sink
201. stainless steel-easy to clean-countertops.

There is so much to be thankful for in life, each and every day. Won't you join me in counting 1000 gifts to be thankful for this year?