Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feeling rather Grateful-February 2011

It snowed today....so soft and feathery, big fluffs of heaven raining down. It caught me racing around, thoughts racing, my agenda spinning, but then...

I was memorized.
And watch.
It was so ethereal.

I could feel my eyelids relax into their blink. I wrapped my arms around my excited ten year old.
The beauty of the day stopped him for a moment too(which doesn't happen too often), when he said, "Look Mom, Mr. Downing's trees are dreadlocked with snow!" Oh sweet boy! What a perfect description.
The rumble of the city seems to stop too, just to listen for the quiet of the snowfall for just a little while.
I really don't do this enough both the stopping and the listening. There is such great value in both of those things. Speaking of valueable things, here is a snippet of my grateful list for February.

I'm Grateful for:
  • Wee little babies
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Capable Children
  • Chirping birds in the sun
  • Walks to the park
  • Time to myself
  • Reconciliation
  • White feathery snow that makes us stop and listen
  • The boyish-man hands of my oldest son rubbing my tired shoulders
  • Spring bulbs
  • An evening off from activities
I also using a set of scripture prayers complied by Bob Hostetler called 31 Ways to Pray for Your Children. (new thing #3)

Todays's prayer:

Faith " I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children's hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them" (Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40) Lord may they actively seek to worship and grow their faith daily in you. I pray that when they have turned from it, they will feel as if their bones are moaning,
(Psalms 32:3)
that this would serve to remind them of the path of righteousness and return to it. ~Amen.

3 comments:

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! What a blessing! I truly enjoy seeing people praise God for His great and gracious gifts to us, regardless of the reason. You have lifted my heart on this beautiful day of rain, sent to make the flowers grow. Thank you!

junelle said...

Beautiful verse~
Thank you for reminding me of the amazing opportunities we have in every way to worship our God and bring this amazing love to the world through sharing~
Love your music, too. Totally blessed by my experience in your place today!

Gaby Bee said...

At the moment I'm a bit behind with my blog reading:(
Thanks for your lovely comment that you left on my Blog recently!

Pity...I cannot hear the music.

I wish you a happy rest of this week and a fun upcoming weekend.

Hugs,
Gaby