What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gratitude Monday



Under a twilight moon.........

50 :: High on branches turned to roosts, 36 chickens huddle together with deep throat coo's

51 :: a kitten catches her first mouse and MEEEOOWS until we admire it and give her the praise she deserves

52 :: short grass glistens in the moonlit dew, father-in-law who drives riding mower here while Matt is gone away for a week. Not because he has to, just to lighten a load.

53 :: Pink and Lavendar cosmos turned heavenward, to peer at the same

54 :: wood, curing, as temperatures drop

55 :: A dog's low growl, as she dreams of hunts and chases

56 :: A house sits, quiet. dark. A single window alight, glowing from within. All others glow with the whiteness of moonbeams.

Within these four walls.....

57 :: A Papa loves dearly

58 :: Children sleep in a bear cave, an owl's nest and a rabbit hole

59 :: Windows close, air too cool by morning to be welcome

60 :: A sewing machine sits with green and pink fabric, birthday present in the works for a not-so-little girl anymore

61 :: pained gums on wee one as tooth juts through into toddlerhood, finally drowned by sleep

62 :: cinnamon pickles soak, waiting for tomorrows "big day"

63 :: a handful of books lie still, marked with slips of paper and scribble drawings, all awaiting the next free moment

64 :: cold milk in the refrigerator, yum

65 :: dishes dry by sink, done by husband tonight

66 :: a woman feels not limited, but expanded by her ability to be home

67 :: a girl counts days until her birthday. "One more full one and one more night until then!"

68 :: a husband's arms surround his wife, then sleep turns them both and wife wakes up with arms around her husband

69 :: the dimple in a Panda's cheek when he smiles

70:: a boy who sleeps soundly with a perfect face, after a very near (within inches), very scary fall into an outdoor firepit the night before

71 :: food in the pantry

72 :: boxes of grownup books, being unpacked after a year without bookshelves enough to hold them.

73 :: newly hung, freshly stained bookcases, floor to ceiling. Husband said " Don't buy that JUNK at the store-bookcases need to be REAL wood, I'll make some for you" and after a while, he did.

74 :: remembering old friends

73 :: cookies made by 90 yo Gram, despite the fact that even just walking is hard work these days

74 :: singing Psalms and Johnny Cash

75 :: fine point sharpies in very fun colors~ oh the letters I will write!

76 :: A woman sits, counting her blessings, and realizes the list could go on

and on

and on

Celebrating these bits of beauty with the gratitude community~

holy experience

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Happy (earlyish) Birthday Corynn!

The "Z" family said...

Rebecca,

Reading your list reminds me just how rich and full a life CAN be, when our focus is on what we have ALREADY received, not on those things that are lacking. And our lists could go on, and on, and on... because God is so good and has generously bestowed upon us so much more than we deserve.

Thanks for sharing this today...we are blessed women!

(Can you share a few photos of your new bookcases?)

Blessings,
Kris Zerby

...they call me mommy... said...

Ooooooooooooo...love your list, Rebekah! Number 66 rings so true...

I started doing Multitude Monday a bit too...thanks for sharing...

BEAUTIFUL!