Monday, May 9, 2011

One Thousand Gifts (165-177)

I have been reading A Holy Experience (Ann Voskamp's blog) for a year. Every Monday Ann adds to her list of One Thousand Gifts and today I'm adding to my list too.

Yesterday was Mother's Day and my traditional gift of geraniums. I feast my eyes on their beauty and color. Their arrival indicates that Spring is here and it is "legal" to plant outdoors in my area of Pennsylvania, where it should not go below freezing from Mother's Day until the Fall.

Hello Spring!

It is great to see you again!

#165 - #177 on my list of One Thousand Gifts. I'm thankful for:

165. my mom who raised me well (even though I was a bit of challenge...shhhh don't tell my kids)

166. my mother-in-law who raised a great son and who I think is the best mother-in-law ever

167. our daughter who has the adventure of motherhood ahead (anticipated arrival in November)

168. my Mother's Day geraniums

169. a Mother's Day visit from our daughter

170. a Mother's Day phone call from our son

171. my Bible Study buddies' prayers, emails, and cards

172. Charlotte and shared conversation over breakfast on Saturday

173. Carol complimenting my appearance and I loved that my eyebrows were included! lol

174. a beautiful rainbow and the reminder of God's covenant with Noah and his descendants that never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life on earth (Genesis 9:12-16)

175. a medium, vanilla, soft-serve ice cream cone from DQ

176. the intense color of green grass and leaves on the trees, that is almost so green that it makes my eyes hurt

177. turtles migrating (safely) across the road

Turn on your speakers.
Read, enjoy, and thank God for His blessings.


  1. hee hee! i used to work at dairy queen in high school! the soft serve cones were the BEST, although i couldn't stop myself at a medium :)

    many blessings to you on this multitude monday!

  2. Your geraniums look so pretty on the front porch! Ahh, springtime! :)
    Thanks for sharing your list and stopping by to read mine.


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