Monday, February 21, 2011

Multitudes on Mondays

I hardly know where to pick's been a busy month of February this year! So many things to be grateful for, so many memories made, so many lovely gifts...

On with the list, my heart overflows!

51. Play-doh at the kitchen table, creativity abounding
52.-62. Mom Heart Conference (an overnight getaway, uninterrupted conversation with other moms, a beautiful hotel room, meeting up with two blogging friends I had formerly only known online, listening to encouraging speakers, eating out at fun restaurants with the girls, pages of notes outlining my desires to be a better mom, a new book that I've been wanting (and not having to wait for it to ship to me!), 600+ moms coming together to praise the Lord!).
63. Mini-vacation to Great Wolf Lodge
64. Amazing family who joins us to make vacations extra special
65. Playing cards in the hallway while kids nap in the hotel room
66. Kids who know how to swim
67. Three incredibly different personalities in three wonderfully unique children
68. One with a heart to be independant
69. One with a heart for adventure
70. One with a heart full of joy
71. Precious hearts entrusted to my care
72. Visiting with my mom, talking and enjoying her company
73. The smiles on the kids faces when they realized Grandma had surprised them!
74. Sky the Donkey, smiling in her own way after a good ear rub...bending her head to the ground in happiness
75. A morning text from my father in law, rejoicing in the song of the birds outside
76. Finishing another book in Narnia...and the kids begging for more
77. Henry's revelation that, "Aslan is just like Jesus!"
78. Sam's new sidewalk down to the shop
79. Sam's excitement over the new sidewalk down to the shop. ;)
80. The orange glow of a beautiful, huge, full moon cresting over the tree tops as we drive
81. Finding kettle corn on sale for $0.99 at the grocery store
82. Sunday morning chats in the foyer at church...catching up with precious ones I don't see often enough
83. Sharing laughter with a lovely neighbor over the phone
84. A cardboard box that has now become a microwave, an oven and other kitchen appliances...

Won't you join me in taking note of your every day gifts? Even if you're not a blogger, take a moment to thank God for the lovely, every day, holy moments He has blessed you with today! "The LORD has done great things for us and we are filled with JOY!" Psalm 126:3 :)


Heidi Jo said...

well now, i'd say you summed it up nicely! so much to be grateful for indeed!

- Kailene said...

This was very encouraging today. Thank you for sharing your JOY! Love you, Lisa!

Joan said...

Hi Lisa - after many months, I've began participating in Multitudes on Mondays.

Love you list and I really like the picture of you guys on your blog header.


Craig said...

I know it’s not Ann’s Multitude Monday anymore – it’s Thursday – but there are just a whole lot of gratitude lists to get through!

First – my fave from your list was the last one 84. A cardboard box that has now become a microwave, an oven and other kitchen appliances... (it’s those carboard boxes – the toy of toys, close second are those rolls the Christmas wrapping paper comes on – swordfights on Christmas day – ahhh memories :)

Thank you for this – made me smile.

God Bless you and all of yours this day

Marybeth said...

I love this..thanks for posting it.