Monday, July 11, 2011

Today's gifts

Today marks some milestones and brings a great deal of uncertainty. Today is not perfect, but I opened my eyes this morning and my Father reminded me that in all of it's imperfection it is a gift. Today, I have already heard God whisper to my heart through the words of a sweet sister. Here are the gifts for which I am so grateful from today and many other recent days.

21. Singing The Arms That Hold the Universe with my little one. (I must video his sweet voice and face singing this song and share it with you all some time. It will bring you to tears.)

22. Dirty footprints on floors from big kiddos who have been picking vegetables in the garden

23. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (our newest memory verse)

24. Saturday night grilled hamburgers with my Daddy and sister

25. Sunday worship with our church family

26. Sunday birthday celebration with Jeff's family--75 years of life for Jeff's Dad. Happy Birthday, Granddaddy!
Jeff's Mom and Dad

27. First fireworks, Chicago dogs, and the men and women of our nation's military, past and present

28. Taking the first step of the journey to grow our family again

29. Good results from surgery for a precious boy brought home by his forever family in May

30. God's faithful provision in times of uncertainty

Loving and Learning,

Linking up today (along with many other seekers) to the author who inspires so many of us to share our gifts and see His beauty everywhere.


  1. Praying for you! I love your goals corner tab. Dr. Bowman is requiring that I exercise 4-5 days a week. I have been walking and jogging. If you ever want to walk/jog together, let me know. I can go at 6:30AM before Darren goes to work or I can go when he gets home after 4:30. Keep up the good work!

  2. Oh I love adoption!
    Bravo to you for answering.
    I know it can be hard (and so do you)...
    cheering you on!

  3. What a wonderful list! Blessings on your adoption journey. Just walked through it with a friend who recently adopted.


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