Monday, December 8, 2014

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace." 
(Numbers 6:24-26)

They're ready to go out the door to catch the bus.  "Mom, you need to kiss me", she says.  Every morning, I give the children their morning kiss (this includes our teenager)!  God also kisses us every morning with his many, many blessings.  Every morning, the sun rises, even if it's hidden behind some clouds.  Every morning, God creates a new day, a new beginning for us, filled with His many blessings- His kisses.

Continuing to give thanks...
-for morning kisses
-each new day
-God's morning kisses-His many blessings
-laughing around the dinner table
-sharing a Sunday meal with special friends from church

-our precious children and how they bless me daily
-the boys playing games together
 -how we can laugh at our attempted family picture

-how he does a bit more than required (hung up more ornaments than his quota of 10)

 -hanging up homemade ornaments from the past

 -how she so eagerly helped get out the Christmas decorations

 -helping decorate the tree, including his origami ornament

 -preparing for Christmas
-celebrating a Dutch tradition and opening some gifts (stockings) on the fifth of December

 -even the cats are enjoying the tree (her new spot)

-how he plays nicely with his sister (even if it's an excuse to not work at the greenhouse!)

-how much she has improved
-great coaches that teach them so much

-winning their district tournament and the fun she has with her friends!