Monday, October 17, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life

That the Creator of the Universe still breaths life in the hidden secret of the womb weaving and knitting, fashioning and working one more tiny wonder, is of all things most hopeful. And of all things most joyful is the birth of one such babe to the heart of your friend. She's perfect like a baby doll and a happy little thing. Born on a Saturday giving birth to new parents, who are growing in grace and growing in love as she is growing in life. Met her on a Sunday one year ago today. Sweet little girl, my cup runs over thinking of you.  

A birthday prayer for your sweet family of three

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Ephesians 3:14-20

Kissed with His image, fed by His love I give thanks for the gift of life, the gift of you. Happy Birthday, Claire girl.

You simply must go here and swoon over the stunning pictures of beautiful Claire and her mommy and daddy. 
thankful # 684

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

To Infinity and Beyond....

Chalk dust on babies pants, laughter over pie, golden jewelry, mason jars of water, movies together, and breakfast bowls of yogurt, these are the things that make up the moments that make up our days. It's tears making spaghetti, subtracting lies and adding truth. It's birthday cake divided for the taking home. It's love multiplied and hugs times a trillion that equal the sum that equal our lives.  No numbers here tonight, for my count is off and the tally of my numbers askew yet one or twenty a thousand or two the whole is always correct, when our answer is thanks. He gives and so we count to infinity and beyond till all we are is praise.

Just a fraction of the portion He gives....
Thankful for...

celebrations of life
party planning
brown paper presents tied up with string
sharing fun
living life together
babies that sing happy birthday
sprinklers that fly in the early morning sun
the sun that always moves me
quiet times that bring me near
Christ who draws us near
hearts woven together
encouragement that pours like water from a faucet
reading in bed
pillows hemming me in
morning light
Kadri, the hairdresser
pizza with mom
pink pens, surprise gift from best friend
sweetest text from dad
new life

*663-683 tally straightened up