Tuesday, July 24, 2012


It's been awhile, I know.  Life went crazy busy there for awhile and I think it is slowing down, at least for the next week or so. 

We've had a full summer.   Camps, baseball, and vacations have kept us on the go.  School starts soon as well as the next round of baseball.  One of my princes will be playing on a travel ball team, another will play fall ball.  My princess will keep honing her gymnastics skills.  My husband will coach them both, all the while going to work, and being an all-around great guy who loves his family immensely.

I am blessed.  Abundantly, magnificently, incredibly blessed. 

I've perused Ann Voskamp's blog for years now, always coming away encouraged and with my soul quieted.  It's time I took heed of her encouragement.  I've kept a journal off and on for years, sometimes just a collection of my rambling thoughts, but mostly it's been my attempt at gratitude.  I want to focus on my gratitude more, make it a daily discipline.  This world is harsh, cold, hard and dark.  Gratitude opens the floodgates of Light in ourselves and our world.  God wants to hear our praises and to acknowledge that His presence can be found everywhere.  We just need to ask for our eyes to be opened.

Today I'm thankful for...

1.  afternoon naps
2. fresh milk for my tea
3. making memories with my daughter, my mom, my sister-in-law, my mother-in-law...all at the same time
4. a son who is wise beyond his years
5. the smell of fresh-cut grass

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