Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gratitude Gifts Today

We went away camping and quadding with friends for a couple of nights - a great little break!  As we were riding along yesterday, I was mentally composing my list - my abundant list - of things for which I am thankful.

holy experience

- tall, tall trees

- a quiet spot to camp with only one other family across the way

- wild flowers blooming in all the hues of the rainbow

- friends who are patient with the sometimes chaos of farming

- a great horned owl gliding across the campground and visiting awhile

- watching an amazing lightning storm

- the reminder of the One who creates it all

- celebrating their 13th anniversary together

- reminiscing about the wedding

- the amazing cool, sweet smell of the forest

- mushrooms nestled under the spruce trees

- a nap after lunch, on the moss

- homemade granola bars

- a trail through the wilderness

- that God saves me from the wilderness of life where I sometimes get lost

- machines that work

-  firewood left behind

- food that tastes so good when eaten outside

- ponds full of clear blue water

- making it through the mud

- safety

- little black and white butterflies everywhere!

- a full moon

- mosquito repellent (they were everywhere!)

- plump juicy cherries

- water to wash in at the end of the day

- corn on the cob, dripping with butter

- blue skies

- an amazing daughter-in-law

- phone messages from loved ones

- that God gives me each new day to live


  1. What a wonderful, jam-packed weekend away. I can't believe it's been thirteen years for those two. I was reminiscing with them about the wedding, too, when they were here visiting.
    I am a little disappointed there's no pictures of quads stuck in mud bogs or guys racing each other. ;)
    Miss you lots. xxx

  2. I had forgotten how peaceful and beautiful your blog is! It's just poetic!

    What is quadding?