Monday, August 23, 2010

Gratitude Gifts Today

I spent a wonderful day with our son and daughter-in-law this weekend, visiting cool places and simply enjoying their company.  I am so blessed that they made time to spend with me.  We made great memories together!

And my list of things to thank Him for is long and rich today.

- safe travels

- grandchildren waking me up in the morning

- time together

- tea made by my son

- watching them in their home

- listening to their conversations

- seeing where they work

- amazement at what they know

- sensing how much they are valued in their workplaces

- being chauffeured around

- the country fair

- watching her greet old friends

- artists

- new products and vendors

- tiny pieces of color stitched together

- photography displays

- how much he loves her

- sun breaking through

- a reminder of my grandma and the special bond she had with her geese, who looked just like this one

- listening to them plan

- taste testing

- new ideas to think about

- people watching

- lunch on the deck

- that people take time to share their best efforts and products

- delicious pie

- community spirit

- wanderings with no timelines

- brightly coloured antique tractors and vehicles

- gorgeous countryside with vibrant colors

- watching her love on the pigs

- memories of many games watched in the hockey arena

- friends laughing and encouraging each other on the ice

- two sisters playing a new (to them) sport

- the wonderful parents who raised an amazing daughter, to share with us :)

- good food shared around the table

- a satisfying kind of exhausted at day's end

- thanks to the One who gives me such abundance, especially in relationships

holy experience


  1. I loved reading your list! It sounds like you had a wonderful time with family!

  2. It sounds and looks like you had an awesome day with the two of them. Where was at the fair? Remember the days of judging?
    I'm glad and sure they are, too, that you spent the whole day with them.

  3. Thanks for your nice comments on our blog! It sure would be fun to come to Alberta to quad... Alas, the summer is effectively over and I'm back at school. Kids start in two weeks. So sad!!
    Let me know next time you make it to Vancouver!

  4. Anonymous1:54 PM

    This is such an awesome list. I'm so glad you got to spend time with D & K.