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, June 07, 2010

Multitude Monday

So much to be thankful for, this day and every.

  • spring color palettes
  • cool showers that wash away grime
  • an exhausted wee one who plopped herself on the couch and fell right to sleep while Mama cooked supper. A miracle, for her personality.
  • workbooks nearly done
  • the season of table flowers, how ever modest they may be
  • the summer dance of the windows; opening at night, closing in the morning
  • grass weavings of a girl
  • Smooch kicks and belly morphs while I watch LIFE under a bellybutton
  • a girl who, while I was working in the garden, snuck secretly inside and swept three rooms of the house, tidied toys, washed bathroom sinks and emptied garbages, all for a most elaborate, wonderful surprise for her Mama. No strings attached.
  • a Papa, who lets helpers surround
  • a working tractor again, after a quiet few months
  • a seatful of intent little ears as Mama and Papa tell a tag-team story that lasts all the way home
  • "little fairies", what my children call dandelion seeds
  • a straw-topped man
  • sun glitter
  • tasting lips, not beard
  • peppermint Rolaids that taste *almost* like candy
  • kicking Mattie's butt at checkers, hehehe
  • an earth nursery, full of babies
  • wild mint expeditions
  • minty fresh smiles, a new kind of toothpaste
  • splitting the very first homegrown strawberry four ways
  • midnight thunderstorms, and children who have no fear
  • belly sprouting neglected toes
  • that I am here, able to experience these daily bits of grace and beauty.

Gifts numbered
377 to 401 thankfully acknowledged.

What are YOU thankful for????

holy experience


Bonnie said...

A garden growing well and good, despite unbelievable rain fall!

And yours! It looks like it recovered, yes? (the garden, I mean.)
Beautiful photos, every one, and beautiful bits of life.

Jenny said...

Looks like you have a beautiful life. (stopping by from the Gratitude Community)

Leah said...

It must already be hot out where you live. i know because of the adorable summer outfit you sleeping little daughter has on. Usually here in Washington we only get a flighting day here and there that is actually warm enough not to have a sweater on, at least until the end of July. Then August and September give us a little summer most years.

Love the "humble" flower arrangement. beautiful.

Morgan said...

If I were closer I would paint your toes for you!! It was wonderful when someone did them for me when I had a baby belly.

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

Love this list...was working on mine too yesterday, but alas didn't get to put it up...might do my MM on a Tuesday again! ;) Love the photos...love the perspective that you did with your hubby...I really LOVE detail shots!!! :) I was suppose to do my maternity photo shoot yesterday but alas it didn't work out...hopefully, soon...I can't wait to see what you think about them. I did get some good ideas on flickr! :) Sorry about double posting my greedy comment about the photo contest TWICE...I tried originally to leave a comment but blogger was being buggy and so I put it on your little chat box...then I saw it came up on your comments...sheesh! *blushing* Oh and you asked about the other preggo lady with me in my scrapbook layout...I left a comment on my post but she is my SIL! :)

Have a LOVELY Tuesday, Rebecca! :)

Leah T said...

So many blessings and so much to be thankful for! I just love all the pictures. :)

Rachel said...

just stopping by from the gratitude community and your pictures are beautiful!