Monday, January 18, 2010

So Much

They patter up the stairs, joyful, chasing their daddy{103}. Bubbles, giggles, splashing above{104} and peace down below, where I sit to give thanks for all of His good gifts{105}.

A daddy that bathes his kids and prays with them and tucks them in sound{106}. Then sings to them and kisses them and gets them a last drink of water{107}. All of those lingering requests{108}, and the daddy that meets them{109}, and the mommy who is so grateful not to have to meet these last few requests at the end of a busy day{110}.

Food on our tables, every meal, every morsel, gratitude{111}.

A cup of clean, cold water{112}.

The Bread of Life{113}. The Fountain of Life{114}. The deep satiating Word of God, filling my soul and quenching my spirit{115}.

Secure shelters that cover the head and keep us warm and safe{116}.

Laughing children and sunshine{117}.

The little things that they don't have after catastrophe, but we do have. Gratitude for the simplicity. They are simple things, but we have so much.

The cousins watching The Three Stooges{118} and Audrey's awesome mullet{119}.

Baby girl finally starting to show-off a double chin{120}

A strong, hard-working man, clearing land for a bigger garden{121} Blue Skies and slides{122} And tire swings flying high{123} Weather that finally beckons children to jump on their bikes{124}

Sibling love and silly faces{125}

holy experience


Mrs Montoya said...

**sigh** love it all. like always. love the tire swing and slide photos.

Elaine A. said...

You have such a beautiful family and heart and these words and pictures made me tear up and smile all at the same time...

Patois said...

Beauty in all those blessings.

Krystyn said...

Those are all such wonderful blessings, and it's so smart of you to write it all down.

Vashey Fam said...

How did I miss this post? You guys have such beautiful children and such happy children. You must be doing something right!