Monday, July 12, 2010

Tired and thankful

i'm so tired today after a long but productive weekend, with a long and hopefully productive week ahead.
it is good for this tired soul and body to pause and drink deeply the thanks that allows me to go on.

26. Spain won!
27. the ability to laugh happily with husband that his team lost
28. for boys who shout "Go, go, go, go!" along with daddy
29. simple dinners
30. new bread recipe-delicious!
31. practice makes perfect as several loaves turned out less so
32. lemon curd
33. hands washed raw, but smelling faintly of lemon still
34. husband off safely
35. and his willingness to travel so far away to provide for us
36. long-time family friend coming to stay with us this week
37. my finally understanding the house doesn't have to be perfect for him; he understands little boy mess
38. an upcoming birthday of the eldest (how 4 already?)
39. a chance to see best girlfriends soon
40. a sweet family safely set in their new missional home in asia and already making contacts
41. and ever, the grace that gets us through difficult seasons

won't you join us at the gratitude community?

holy experience


Nancy said...

#32. Yum!

Sara said...

Love your list! Congrats to Spain! They were the better team yesterday.

Myrtle's Turtles said...

Hi Misty,
I loved reading that Lemon Curd was one of the things you are grateful for. I have yet to meet someone who truly understands the loving process in making this topping. I have an amazing recipe from Martha Stewart that has a lemon cake with layers of lemon curd and lemon meringue icing!!! Okay I have to stop I might just get up and bake one right now. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

-t- said...

Enjoyed your gifts this day, thankyou for sharing :)
#39- I pray that you have a refreshing, fabulous time with your besties :)
#38- time flies!
Grace and peace to you.

emily wierenga said...

yes, ever the grace... i love that, even though you were tired, you still gave thanks.

D and A said...

My family enjoyed the World Cup too!

Have a great week!