Have a dressed up day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

One Thousand Gifts . . .

One big roller coaster ride.  My week.

Rises and dips and head spinning.

I'm weary and dizzy.

I'm ready to get off now.  Maybe ride the carousel.  Sit on one of the little benches with animals carved on the ends and go round and round - with my feet grounded.  And a big stick of pink cotton candy.

Yeah, a big stick of pink cotton candy. 

My list continues . . .

a little extra prodding to continue this list this week

six o'clock a.m. phone calls - and she doesn't mind

a lost glove

a found glove

the breeze coming through the screens on the windows

a new baby for our neighbor

the letter written

the final month countdown for my baby girl and her guy - the way her heart can't wait

cookies from Grandma's purse

breakfast with delicious friends

biscuits, pancakes, eggs, and laughs

a list on the kitchen counter, written in her handwriting - a wish I can't fullfill now

carpenter ants

the first t-ball practice

the way Audrey stands and waits while I can't stop the tears, the way she doesn't rush my sadness and listens with her heart

empty cool whip bowls

the last glass of tea from the pitcher

sock puppets with large googly eyes

lost Christmas ornament found

little brown baby toes that stretch wide

texts from Tammy - 33 years and counting

rainbow colored suspenders holding little carpenter's tool belt

folded towels waiting to be put away

piles of clothes waiting to be folded

sharing secrets in the ladies bathroom

Sunday School friends

My list, #'s 555-579.


misslenbuster said...

"the final month countdown for my baby girl and her guy - the way her heart can't wait" - that was me 7 months ago :)

"lost Christmas ornament found" & "sharing secrets in the ladies bathroom" - a ha ha!

"folded towels waiting to be put away" & "piles of clothes waiting to be folded" - I UNDERSTAND!

I hope this week is a peaceful canoe ride on a calm lake! Blessings.

Betsy said...

precious and poignant as always ~ thank you for using the gift God has given you!

Greg and Donna said...

I'll buy the cotton candy!

Lisa notes... said...

Praying for a carousel ride for you soon. And of course pink cotton candy.

Jennifer said...

How much sweeter the carousel ride will be because of the roller coaster ... praying for the peace that can't be understood in our finite minds, but is real just the same.

Now, I'm off to my own pile of clothes to fold and put away ...

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Breakfast with delicious friends!!!! That one just grabbed me! Love those kind of friends and add breakfast, and it's the best!

Love the verse from Colossians at the time. Dressing up! A great thought!

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