Monday, January 6, 2014

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"And He said, 'My presence will go with you and I will give you rest'" 
(Exodus 33:14 ESV).

A new year has begun.  Christmas holidays are over.  There is always a lot of different places to go do and things to do during the holidays.  It is such a comfort to know that God is with us EVERYWHERE we go and His grace meets us ANYWHERE.

Continuing to give thanks...
-celebrating a new year with cousins
-the comfort in another new year, that God is always with us and His grace always finds us
-lots of laughs
-playing games as adults and children

-God's majestic handiwork displayed in the ice storm and with the blanket of snow

-for hydro workers who worked in the cold weather and during the holidays to try to restore power
-our generator which provided a bit of power during the ice storm
-making the most of the ice storm by going swimming at the public pool and using their showers!

-God's creative icicles that defy gravity

-my loud, crazy, fun family

-how Beppe loves her loud, crazy family
-the fun we always have
-how the cousins all get along

-my awesome homemade socks from my very talented mother-in-law

-celebrating our daughter's 12th birthday
-her loving, generous heart and free spirit
-how she made loom bracelets and envelopes for all the widow ladies in church
-her fun loving personality
-the fun she had in Toronto with her dad and a few friends

-the beautiful Christmas program at school
-how the band played so well for their first time ever!
-our incredibly talented, patient band teacher

-how he played in the Christmas recital, after only having 4 lessons
-his desire to learn
-enjoying her new Christmas gift

-Christmas dinner with cousins/family
-so much (too much) yummy food
-Oma's meatballs

-his diligence at shovelling the rink

-how they curl up in bed in the middle of the day and read books together

-his joy and pride over all of his creations
-how they play so nicely together in the snow

-carving out some time over the holidays to scrap book
-my sister-in-law, such great company to scrapbook with

-her fun, beautiful hair and being able to use other people's ideas/hairstyles from the internet

-how she didn't need stitches!
-our amazing health care system and our great medical clinic in town; meeting the doctor on call on Christmas day

-that all three of us ladies now have cross country skis
-snow to go skiing and cold weather to go skating!
-our own winter classic game on New Year's day

-how much fun we had, all 6 of us going sledding
-injury free sledding experience

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh my soul--that rink! So hilarious that it fills the backyard. You are all such sporty people. Deborah is a blessed little girl to be in such a fabulous family! You are blessed to have her!