1,000 GIFTS, #111 to #129

Monday, April 4, 2011

Continuing to count His gifts, all is grace...
111. Spring Break, a week away from work...what a gift.
112. A birthday lunch with my Mom and sisters - sweet times for sure.
113. Dinner with good friends in a quaint restaurant that was featured in Southern Living Magazine. Yesterday Cafe is known for buttermilk pie. (But my mother-in-law's buttermilk pie is better!)
114. Spending time with my daughter-in-law Erin one afternoon during spring break.  She and Carrie are both such good little mommas, it blesses me so. Long answered prayers. 
115. Help planting my moonflower seeds...Gran Jan's JOY!
116. New porch swing with a special spring that makes it bouncy and fun!
117. Extra time to read, one of my favorite things.
118. Signing up to take a machine quilting class with my bff Lanie!  Can't wait! First class is Tuesday...
119. Attending two bridal showers back to back on Saturday and the JOY of knowing the bride of one and the groom of the other for most of their lives (the blessing of serving in one church for almost 23 years).
120. A long long visit with my mother-in-law and the chance to serve her by helping her buy groceries and then putting them away for her. She needs assistance with a walker now, so getting around takes lots of effort. It was good for me to s-l-o-w down...
121. New ferns on the front porch - a sure sign of spring for my gardening delights!
122. A crop duster flying low over the farm and bringing great JOY to Zeke (and Gran Jan and Pop too). A beautiful day full of God's blessings. (Pop & Zeke are in the picture below.)
123. A word from my son that brought about some deep personal reflection.  A good thing. I love my two boys very much. Sometimes I forget they still need their mom even though they are grown MEN.  It's a different season...this empty nest.
124. The first grass cutting of the season - I love the smell of a freshly mown lawn.
125. Cherry blossoms...I love Spring in the South.
126. The delight of texting back and forth one afternoon about the JOY of old hymns with my friend Beth, and we especially lingered long over "How Firm a Foundation."  We had church across the miles. We are "same season sisters."
127. Avocados on my salad...love them.
128. Balancing my checkbook...quickly...the first time.
129. Being awakened by my little grandson very early one morning last week...and when I opened my eyes...we were eye-to-eye. Sweet.

Thank you for sharing in Gran Jan's JOY!

6 Responses:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

i love your 1000 gifts entries. i too have started this and my #129 was 'fellowship with Christian women'

my #126 wasn't as fun as yours! i am so jealous - wish i was texting my favorite bible study teacher Beth!

Yolanda said...

Love your heart!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I am so enjoying your 1000 gifts. I read so many of them and say, "yes". I can agree. I have not done this yet, but perhaps one day I will. Right now I'm caught up in the Facing the Giants series that I am doing.

Bless you, my friend. Praying still for you.

Patty said...

I know I always say this but it is true, reading your list always makes me smile.

I find great delight being a mom of 2 sons. I, too, have been praying for their future wives.

When you mentioned about starting a quilting class, I love quilts and a few weeks ago I was thinking of learning how to make a quilt. In fact, I wrote a post about it. :-)

Love you,

Carol said...

I am loving your 1000 gifts. They bless my heart and make me leave here smiling. I, too, am a blessed 'granny" and live on the farm.

Like Beth - so jealous of your #126 - texting with our favorite bible study teacher Beth!

Sure do hope to meet you, Beth, Patty and Yoland at the SMT in January.

Blessings to you!

Lindsee said...

A freshly mowed lawn. LOVE it. It's the little things! Love you, Mrs. Jan.



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