Monday, September 13, 2010

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"We have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Colossians 1:9).

No Visa today, however...we have been truly blessed by the support and prayers from our loved ones. We have been uplifted by your prayers and we know that God hears them all. And so my list of thanks continues...


-a loving and encouraging congregation
-prayers from our pastor and our congregation

-an appreciation (thanks in part to his science teacher) to God for creating the tiny organisms in stinky pond water
-excitement in discovering the tiny organisms in the stinking pond water, or "the AWESOME stinky water" as he calls it

-the trees in the forest

-Ontario grown lettuce in our back fields (not ours though)

-a fun day of golfing (and Paul winning closest to the line contest)

-countless laughs while golfing (and qualifying for the woman's longest drive contest)
-many funny moments and good times golfing with my sister and brother in law
-a successful golf fundraiser for the Christian High School
-many volunteers (even those who do not have children in the school any more- my awesome sister in law) who helped make the tournament successful and prepared delicious food
-smell of bacon
-coffee (tea) with friends
-dessert social at school
-new teachers and not new teachers!
-son wanting to bring chapter books on the bus to read
-inspiring words at our opening assembly
-a season of beginning activities
-laundry flapping in the wind
-hiking in the forest
-biking to the park
-father-son time
-thoughtful nieces sending e-mails and sending up prayers- love you guys!

holy experience


mc said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry that there was no visa today...continuing to pray for you.

Mary Catherine

Heather said...

I wonder how many blessings you've counted since you began the adoption journey. Interesting how different people respond while they're waiting for God's answers. It's right in line with His will that you count these through the tough, long wait. It will make her coming home so much sweeter because your hearts are prepared. You are an example to all of us :)