Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Counting Gifts: 3200 Gifts

3200 Encouraging words from afar.
3199 Forgiveness.
3198 Reading beautiful blog post and link incredible poem on raising kids with special needs.
3197 Pushing Cc to find it in her to do her best.
3196 Trading one hassle for a new worry: hard letting Molly have her wings.
3195 Fighting sisters making up
3194 Little baby snores
3193 Houston weather, if you don't like it, wait 5 minutes and it will change. Beautiful days separated by stormy thunderstorm days. Nice to see the sun.
3192 Bulbs poking up and new little green leaves already starting to look like spring.
3191 Unfailing loyal nature of our dogs
3190 "Want to watch The Office with me?" - Molly
3189 Passing Nick and Euly on bike even tho they were winning. Great to see their smiles.
3188 Friends and sisters to pick up where we left off.
3187  80's radio station playing favorite after favorite.
3186"Life's been good to me so far." on radio.
3185 found pics of Rome on new to me phone , traded w hubbie

3184 Molly's friends sharing her joy.
3183 Lilly to Lily gift, makes me happy.
3182 Getting to use Craig's faster phone.
3181 Concentrating on her health.
3180 Doses of humility, good timing for Lent.
3179 Big kids being able to just be kids, fun to watch them relax and let down their guard.
3178 Traci brought kids for visit, talking through pressing issues.
3177 I owe apology to DPS - the lines moved quickly and efficiently.
3176 Molly passed her driver's test, no problem.
3175 Lilly snickle doodle poodle (she's pretending she's a dog).
3174 Friends who are able to help with my kids when hubbie's boss call last minute meeting.
3173 Hard accepting everyone isn't going to like me, even people I admire.
3172 Dinner party invite.
3171 Lovin' on Lenten lambs
3170 Kids having fun
3169 Nick's birthday weekend
3168 "Get them off video games and they'll thank you in heaven." - Father F
3167 Veggie Tales' Thankful Song:
I thank God for this day,
For the sun in the sky,
For my mom and my dad,
For my piece of apple pie!
For our home on the ground.
For His love that's all around,
That's why I say thanks everyday!

Because a thankful heart is a happy heart!
I'm glad for what I have,
That's an easy way to start!
For the love that He shares,
'Cause He listens to my prayers,
That's why I say thanks everyday!

3166 Inspiration from a well loved aunt just starting to train for Iron Man when she was 59, just because she is thankful that she could. Only 5 out of 1100 over 60 years old compete. Excited to learn another aunt will be competing too!
3165 Coyote scared off easily, Chills of warning over my entire body.
3164 Nick's 14!
3163 Sweet aunt Mar surprising Nick at birthday dinner. 
3162 "Do you know the muffin man...?" - Nick
3161 "Don't leave her or she will learn that she doesn't need you sooner that she is ready." - Max
3160 Overheard Cc on phone call with grandmother; 
"My dad makes this really yummy strawberry cake....
oh, ... you mean, all my dad's good recipes come form you?" 
3159 Craig rejuvenated with youth and talking cars together
3158 A good book to read, and then fining the next in the series on kindle.
3157 Cc:" Euly, you are amazing."
3156 "Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return."
3155 Saint John Vianney:

"Prayer is to our soul what rain it to the soil.
Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains." 
3154"Sorry Cc."   "I forgive you."
3153 Liberty and revolutionary stories of selling the "Liberty" concept.
3152 Getting the hang of manual settings.
3151 Resolving not to waste those days anymore.
3150 A sweet touch.
3149 Nick enjoying learning about Magna Carta, especially referencing to the time of Robin Hood.
3148 Cc & Lilly happily playing together.
3147 A box of dresses from zulily to delight the girls.
3146 Homemade valentines.
3145 "The gates of hell will not prevail against it."
3144 Pope Benedict XVI
3143 A Room With A View
"Don't you agree that, on one's first visit to Florence, one must have a room with a view?"
Yes, I do agree. 
Our room with a view room in Florence 2009.
3142 RWAV's Mr. Emerson: 
"I don't care what I see outside. My vision is within. 
Here is where the birds sing! Here is where the sky is blue."
3141 "Sure my guess me do." Lilly's affirmative answer.
3140 Thankful my mother encouraged playing dress up.
3139 Lilly insisting her sister give her her nose back.
3138 Ferris Bueller:
 "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
3137 Muddy bike ride with the girls; always an adventure
3136 "You're pretty."    No! I'm Lilly."
3135 Country dances
3134 Afternoon to crochet
3133 Nico's jeans
3132 Memorizing dates on history timeline along with Molly
3131 "Be nice to Sheila, she special me." - Lil
3130 Rain forest museum rediscovered again twenty years later
3129 Voltaire: 
"I disapprove of what you say,
but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
3128  Saint Francis of Assisi:
"Offer your bodies and take up His Holy Cross 
and follow His most holy commands, even to the end."
3127 Mahatma Gandhi:
"You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean, if a few drops of the ocean are dirty. 

the ocean does not become dirty."
3126 Gandhi:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
3125 Rememebering to take the vitamins forgetting they cause insomnia
3124 On the rebound. :)
3123 "Here me am." - Lil
3122 From Great Glory movie:
"There is no greater glory than to give your life for Christ."
3121 I love wearing my Toms. all.the.time.
3120 Homemade tootsie rolls
3119 A very productive Monday
3118 Teaching study habits, utilizing flash cards = done
3117 Robin Hood = done
3116 Sewing project = done
3115 '12 Taxes = done
3114 Psalm 50:9 Asperges me
Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; 
Thou shalt wash me and I shall be made whiter than snow.
3113 "You are acting like something starts with a G and ends with an L.."
...Jealous...?  (Gotta get the spelling books out again stat.)lol
3112 Lilly: "Guess what? My cake, my birthday cake,,, a lion."
I need to make a note to remember for her birthday.
3111 Molly to Cc because she is being a picky eater: "You're being a Euly."
Euly: "Yea, ... and I usually am."
3110 Sunday afternoon nap
3109 Sister visits loving our conversations, then laughing when we noticed everyone else had left the room
3108 "Are you my sunshine and sweetness?" 
"No, not sunshine, not 'eetness, me Lilly."
3107 Heart to heart grown up talks
3106 Craig helping Nick shop for bday and how he calls to let me know their progress
3105 Molly's initiative that caused a chain reaction to a trimmed up front lawn
3104 Spicy smell of wild onions, stirred up while weeding
3103 Hair the color of spun gold
3102 A working vacuum
3101 Cc: " You already know the story how I practically almost had a heart attack..." 

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