"...always looking for just one more in this unfolding of a chronicle of grace, our life story in freeze frames of thanks..." (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts, p. 82)
Thanking God this week for..
4392. a visit from my parents last week
4393. a gorgeous afternoon at Edwin Warner Park with them and the boys
4394. Elijah eating his entire dinner, including four kinds of veggies, without any whining or coercion whatsoever!
4395. Jude's fuzzy-soft new sweatshirt that has buses AND fire trucks on it
4396. missionary friends' getting the necessary work permit to stay in Ethiopia
4397. a phone conversation with Danielle
4398. firefighter boots
4399. Elijah doing SO well at his [last] soccer game, actually getting in there and kicking the ball!
4400. Steve's humility
4401. much-needed decluttering accomplished
4402. bringing Steve and me together young, without having to endure lots of heartbreak and failed relationships first
4403. pumpkin snickerdoodles a friend brought to share
4404. a playdate with a preschool friend
4405. the quality of low-slanted fall sunlight
4406. the smell of caramelizing onions
4407. a day at Cheekwood with dear friends
4408. thousands of mums in bright colors
4409. answering our prayer to make the rain go away
4410. bright yellow gingko trees
4411. Jude asking for more soup
4412. Jude's delighted giggles over being given a "koo-kwee"
4413. Elijah getting to ride a horse at Cowboy Town
4414. Steve's canoeing skills keeping us dry
4415. a preschool birthday party, another connection with a mom
4416. another fantastic sermon from Acts
4417. the intricate and varied shapes of leaves
4418. a quiet afternoon to plan for NaBloPoMo while everyone else napped
4419. multiple translations of His Word