Monday, July 11, 2011

Gifts of Grace

 Some more recent gifts of grace

  1. Morning kisses from the kids
  2. Homemade sandwich bread
  3. Oldest, working until 1:30 a.m., still got up for church the next morning.
  4. Children, getting up on their own, honoring commitments made
  5. Sirens sound- dedicated emergency workers give to save and protect
  6. Mentors in marriage, showing through example.
  7. Devotion of Lady, who should be fearsome, yet gentle and forgiving to the youngest, watchful, loyal
  8. Watching fireworks with family
  9. Sunday naps with Honey,
  10. 4th of July spent with new friends from other countries
  11. Freedom
  12. Seeing happiness and joy through other eyes, a joyful Japanese student
  13. Conversations with dear Cousin Raine
  14. Only, growing in confidence, learning independence and responsibilities
  15. Mission trip to Belize for Oldest, paid in full, by hard work for others
  16. Oldest, continuing to work, to help pay for Only's trip to Belize, secretly putting money on her acct.


the momma said...

#16 ~ awww

reminds me of when I was a junior and desperately wanted that class ring, but had no regular job (was only 15) That $200+ ring was taking forever to buy w/ babysitting gigs.... my brother (not usually a generous person) paid for 1/2 of my ring.

Aspiring Mom2three said...

My brother took some of his money from his job at the hardware store (in highschool) to buy a real radio (AM/FM and cassette player all in one) for my 72 Chevy and then put it in for me! Sometimes those brothers can really surprise us through all the torment they give us.