{1000 gifts}

31. Daddy taking the big kids out for “special daddy time”

32. being alone with the baby (who hardly ever gets “alone time”)

33. iced coffee in the middle of the morning

34. hot showers

35. the feeling of Q-tips cleaning my ears

36. anticipating a visit from dear friends

37. lifting voices in songs of praise as one body

38. sharing a meal with brothers and sisters

39. milk chocolate

40. getting mail/messages just because

41. picking out the perfect gift, and wrapping it up

42. sitting on the balcony drinking tea with my love talking about nothing and everything

43. being adopted into the biggest, most wonderful family by the Biggest, Most Wonderful Dad

44. “water from the wells of salvation”

3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 And you will say in that day:

    “Give thanks to the LORD,
   call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
   proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 “Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously;
   let this be made known in all the earth. {Isaiah 12}

{1000 gifts}

15. starting the day hearing Hubby singing praises in the kitchen

16. ceiling fans!

17. baby sleeping through the night

18. holding the Word in my hands

19. blond boy playing contentedly with trucks and trains all morning

20. goodbye kisses each morning that hold the promise of return by evening

21. fresh fruit

22. curls of red cascading around a sweet girl’s face

23. meeting a new friend at the park

24. brisk morning walk with lungs filling and releasing, body stretching and shaping

25. sugar in my tea

26.pants that don’t need ironing

27. Hubby’s handsome smile

28. the bread and the cup taken with brothers and sisters

29. sweet baby “crawling” on tummy determined to get where he wants

30. turkey pesto and cheese sandwich grilled to perfection

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

{Philippians 4:4}