This morning I woke up at 5:20 and knew I needed to get out of bed and give thanks. The Lord is so good to us and it is always helpful to record the blessings in my life.
giving thanks #1691 – 1700
two days in Coeur d’ Alene while Russ was at a climate meeting, one day alone with him – bliss, one day with the three youngest – fun
Beza’s gift to me – decluttering the big cupboard in the laundry room – I smile every time I walk in the room
speaking at the Called to Love retreat next weekend with my sassy, southern friend, Darlene
we are honored and humbled – and prayerful
three steers in the pasture and our first foray into 4- H
Russ designing appropriate technology well pumps with his university students
big kids holding down the fort today so we can run an errand together
plans to carve the pumpkins still sitting on our porch – definitely a holiday fail, but still fun for a Sunday afternoon
the pepper plant sitting on my kitchen windowsill; a gift from a friend who loved my spicy Kalkidan
fall flowers in vases and pots, gifts of treats for the kids, gifts given to the Kalkidam Memorial REACH Fund, so much love toward our family on Kalkidan’s birthday
The sun is coming up as I write and the bright pink sky is beautiful. I’ve had a few sad and difficult weeks, but I think I’m emerging. When I think of Christmas coming and the anniversary of the accident, my stomach hurts, but this grief process can only be taken a day at a time. Grief is a journey of the unexpected.
Leave a comment and share something you are thankful for today; I would love to hear from you.
Friends, have a wonderful Sunday, Lord’s Day, Sabbath, – enjoy the people you love. Eat something yummy.