Monday, February 1, 2010

One Thousand Gifts

So, I've decided to join The Gratitude Community at http://www.aholyexperience.com/  I found this blog via http://www.emergingmummy.com/ - I've loved reading Sarah's list of a Thousand Gifts...and as I've been reading today I felt like the Holy Spirit whispered in my heart that I have more gifts surrounding me than I realize...and that He wants to open my eyes to them!  So, I'm excited - I'm going to count one thousand gifts in the next few months...and I'll share the ones that I discover each Monday!

I was in the process of writing about my pregnancy...and was actually focusing on the things that are annoying...so I think it is appropriate that I start here - that I share a few gifts from this season rather than just my laments...

I am thankful for these gifts:

1. the consistent pokes and prods within my buldging abdomen that remind me at the most unexpected moments that there is life teeming inside of me...

2.  the stolen moments I take - dreaming about who she will be...what she will look like...how she will dance...if she will have her daddy's energy

3.  The words of my doctor today - "you are the picture of health"

4.  My husband's feet & back massages

5.  Learning to take advice from my younger sisters...for they are experienced ones & I am the pupil

6.  Strangers who truly believe pregnant women are the most beautiful women...especially the lady who called yelled across a parking lot - "you are the most gorgeous woman!"  She swiftly got in her car and pulled away...

7.  Josh's talking to Selah at night - telling her that she is loved...seeing the hope he has in his eys

8.  Receiving a "Dixie Bear" today - my dad's secretary hand-made a bear for Selah & shared with me the prayers she prayed as she made this special gift

9.  Friends who listen to my complaints and concerns

10.  Finding the right name for our sweet girl...while in India

11.  Finding joy in my imperfect figure

12.  Eating that cinnamon roll...or Taco Villa without a concern

13.  Discovering that tea is ALMOST as delightful as coffee


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6 comments:

Leslie said...

Dixie bears are the best!

Watts Family said...

I agree with the Dixie bears. Diaper changing at our house would not the be same if Madi didn't have Dixie bear to hold!

Fortner Family said...

Again, totally agree! Farrah loves her Dixie bear! And how special is it that Dixie prays over every bear she makes! Can't wait to meet the newest Allen member.

Enid said...

Awwww Love the lady that yeled at you, isnt that just awsome!

Angie Neal said...

Wow. Your words brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful!

Sarah@EmergingMummy said...

I'm into the high 200s now and it's always a discipline but a joy to do. I'm glad you're doing it too! BTW, can I say how excited I am about your baby?! I can't wait to hear about the arrival of little Selah.

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