Thursday, May 15, 2008

Count your blessings one by one...

My daughter can count to one hundred and beyond. My son can count to twenty-thirty. Ann Voskamp has counted to One Thousand. I'm just happy to keep counting

My blessings, that is!

1. Library story hour for toddlers. It's so fun to see my son engaged in singing and listening to books.

2. Friends. When we get to the library, little man rushes in to see if his pals are already there.

3. Company. Dinner tastes better with extended family or church family gathering at the same table. The conversations, like iron on iron, spark enthusiasm for my walk of faith.

4. Time. Though time seems to be standing still for me right now, I'm so blessed to have these moments with my kids. Time to read to them and time to play Barbies. Time for hugs and snuggles on the couch. Time to watch them ride bikes down the street or play softball.

5. Fellowship. The encouragement I receive from my fellow writers at our guild meetings always makes me soar.

6. My husband. Though it sometimes seems that few other people understand me, he always does. He supports me and stands beside me in every endeavor I undertake.

What are you thankful for today? Go visit my friend Iris to join in on the thanksgiving!



12 comments:

lori said...

Heather...
They all were wonderful...but this one just got me...TIME and FELLOWSHIP too....but these words...I feel the exact same way!

"My husband. Though it sometimes seems that few other people understand me, he always does. He supports me and stands beside me in every endeavor I undertake."

WE are indeed blessed...
Happy Thursday!
hugs,
lori

Darlene said...

Great TT post! I think it is great you are taking your children to the library!
Have a great week!

Dana said...

Heather,
Thank you for sharing this post today. I need to try toddler time, I have never gotten brave enough to do it w/ my kids - they just don't want to sit still :)

Have a great weekend!

The Olson's: said...

I am thankful that I have JOY again! I'm also thankful for friends who care enough to ask hard questions.
~ Leanne

Denise said...

Enjoyed your thankful list today sweetie.

Melanie said...

Oh, Heather... these are such special blessings. I'm so glad God has given you each and every one.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Heather said...

What a wonderful list of blessings, Heather!! Thanks so much for sharing!

lori said...

When you write that book...the cover is YOURS!!:)
You just let me know!!:):)

hmmmmmm.....maybe you are on to something????

I'll have to be praying about that!
HUGS,
lori

Shari said...

Time with the kids, that is special. They will remember it and appreciate it. I try to think about that when I get anxious to get going on my future dreams and goals.

Mel's World said...

Ah, I bet you are a great hostess and friend to have come over and have dinner with!

I wish you lived closer to Ft. Lauderdale!

Lynn said...

Heather,

I can't wait to read your TT post. You always write in such different ways to reflect your thankful heart.

I really appreciated your thankfulness for time. That, indeed, is a rare gift and you know it. Awesome as always.

SharonB said...

beautitul Heather...we all need to remember to count our blessings...daily...