Monday, April 11, 2011

on a rainy Monday morning...

On a slow, rainy Monday morning, I'm counting again... counting gifts of grace with Ann.  It's in the seeing the gifts and counting the grace that a rainy Monday becomes a Multitude Monday overflowing with gratitude.

...  a safe trip to Guatemala for my man and my 11-yr old
... texts while they were driving to OHare and flying from OHare to Miami
... email that keeps us connected internationally
... His hands that are big enough to hold them there as well as holding us here
... the peace that comes in that knowledge

... friends who have invited us to their home to keep us busy
... many play dates for the 7 year old this week
... coupons for free lunch
... an incredible 14 year old who has stepped into a role of responsibility remarkably well
... his first 2 track meets this week

... learning, again, that when my man is gone, I am lost without him
... finding peace in the fact that he is my go-to guy
... the gift of time apart 
... knowing that he and Em are having the time of their lives
... the privilege of walking alongside when God given gifts are used for His glory

... a weekend full of sunshine
... spring green
... warm air
... the sound of a spring thunderstorm while we are sleeping
... dirty, tired kids at night

... recognizing the fragility of life
... offering the gift of prayer for hurting friends
... realizing, anew, that not everyone finds peace and joy in the journey
... clinging to the One who gives that peace and joy
... looking forward to the day when there is no more pain, no more tears


  1. So glad to hear your Man and sweet Girl had a safe trip. Isn't it wonderful to be able to keep in touch across so many miles. :) And, glad to hear, too, that your oldest is honoring you and the Lord with his sense of responsibility. What a blessing that is! Love and hugs, my friend!

  2. Such a wonderful list today. I'm late in getting around, but it was still wonderful to stop by and hear your heart. Glad to hear about the safe trip. What a wonderful privilege for both of them. Hope your week is a good one -- filled with that peace and joy you spoke of!


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