This picture is totally unrelated to this post but it is a picture of Tyler's first day of 1st grade. Just ran across it and wanted to share it. If only he was going to classes in college with this much enthusiasm!
I have always wanted to make a scrapbook of all the little things that I am thankful for...so this list is the start of my desire to share the simple, precious things of life that I love...
I am thankful for...
A..Amazing friends..time with my girlfriends is so much cheaper than therapy!
B..Big, adoptive families.. Seeing a big family with kids who have been adopted brings me joy..
C..Colors. I love color and am amazed that there can be 100's of different shades of blue!
D..Disabilities. Within our weaknesses, we find our source of strength.
E..Enthusiasm I love to speak with someone who shares my enthusiasm for the things in life I am passionate about.
F..Flowers...how amazing are they?!
G..God's grace...can't imagine life without it.
H...Hopekids..an organization in the twin cities that allows our family to share lots of special, fun times together! www.hopekids.org
I...Individuality..so good to know that we are all different and designed for our own unique purpose.
J...the Journey I am on...I am thankful for the journey God has laid before me..
K...the Knowledge I hold dear.."Be still and know that I am God.."
L...Laughter...I am thankful for my funny kids and all the funny things they say...like Kaden who loves to play "Cops and Robins."
M...Mercy...new every day. Now, that is what I call a gift.
N...Nests..there is hardly anything more precious than watching a momma bird with her babies..
O...Opportunities.. Each day brings with it opportunities to serve our Lord..we don't have to search to find them...they are laid right before us..
P...Photography...I love to capture the emotion in an every day moment.
Q...Questions...I am thankful for an inquisitive mind. I never want to stop learning..
R...Raging bonfires...or at least big ones..not ones that are out of control or anything....just nice, relaxing bonfires..
S..Sunshine...it doesn't matter how cold or hot it is, the sunshine energizes my soul.
T..Trials...they make the good times so much sweeter and my faith deepens in directions I didn't even know existed.
U..Unfathomable love of God...We can't even conceive of the depths of His love..amazing..
V..Variety.. I love the change of seasons, the differences of cultures, and the unity that is created when Jesus Christ is in the midst of the variety He has created.
W..Winnie the Pooh and friends. Most of my favorite quotes are from Winnie the Pooh. I love the simple, yet profound truths in Pooh's words...such as
"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"X.. Extraordinary Blessings...look around..they are everywhere!
Y..yearning for Heaven..when I was young, I didn't understand that concept...but the older I get the more I yearn...
Z..zest for life..I don't want to waste my life. I want to live each day...with no regrets and no excuses...