Watering the flowers and watching my son laugh and play in the water draining from the pots.
Memorizing Joshua 1:9 with my daughter.
The smell of clean sheets.
Snuggle time with my daughter on the couch.
Choosing joy and gratitude in the moment when I am sick and overtired.
The eager and joy-filled eyes of my children.
My daughter and her Dad singing Happy Birthday to me.
Phone calls and texts from friends.
Laughter and dancing.
Surprise dinner and time alone tonight.
Time to rest.
Running my hands through Sky’s silky fur, her head rested gently in my lap.
The card that comes very year in the mail from my Aunt Pam.
My parents singing Happy Birthday over the phone and a long talk- feeling comforted and listened to- they hear my heart and pray over me.
The love I feel being poured out on me in this moment of reflection and silence– when I stop to say thank you Lord.
For all that I have listed above and so much more- they are gifts from you- all that is good comes from Your Hand.
Thank you God for the love of a wonderful man.
For two beautiful children who fill my life– bringing new eyes to everything and enriching the simple.
They draw me to your throne.
Thank you God for never letting me go- for your never ending patience with me.
Most of all God today I am thankful for renewed passion and desire to know you– to seek you- and to share about you.
May the fire only burn brighter through the coming year- All glory and praise is Yours, now and forever- my God and my King.