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Monday, May 10, 2010

One Thousand Gifts

My gratitude list sits on the counter, not full enough for the blessings I've had this week.

Time is short as I do the morning's busyness and prepare for the trip with my daddy to his doctor's appointment.  I know there I will count many blessings and gifts as sickness and dying will hang over me like a rain cloud - a thunderstorm brewing for us all.

Just not for my daddy - not now, please.

I will continue the list on the counter as I notice these from the midnight hour through this moment.

There is Daddy

and there is joy in knowing where he is going

The discussions late at night with He's Too Good To Me . . .

The weight of him as he gets into bed . . .

the joy of knowing where he is going and why as he begins each morning

Extra sleep

a fan to cover the early morning chirping

cough medicine

waking in bed to a child plunge and the words, I seep good las night, momy

water bottles

the sweetness of Calliou's goodness in the breakfast background

the dimness of cloud's light as I raise blinds

the promise of sun

the shabbiness of Izzy's too small robe

Puppy crooked in the arm of who he belongs

color and words on cards meant for me

the drawer by my bed to tuck the love

the thought of a friend finally home

My list #15-33



holy experience

2 comments:

Greg and Donna said...

Sniff, sniff, sniffle, sniffle! Can't wait to see you and catch up, lots to talk about! I am excited about Keepers on Wed. I've missed everyone!

KTElltt said...

This is very sweet...

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.


Have a dressed up day!


. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12