Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Few Random Blessings....

Here I share a few
random blessings.  
 For this   Charlie Brown tree 
weathering  strong....

 And the little  bulb

 For the 
tidal waves of  blackbirds 
 changing directions in the sky.

 For  having both  sons around 
 almost every day. 

For business  picking  up 
inspite of another ice storm. 

 And  reminders 
of  a cold and  stony heart.
 For signs of life... 
even through  Winter.
 And the witnessing of a
 wisteria pod "explosion." 
For bending limbs,
 and beauty 

 ..that all point me to 
  To see
His fingerprints

 the ordinary....

 For my  daughter in love Kayla...
who surprised me this week -twice.
One I can share here....
 Her very first  hand stitched quilt that she made into a pillow
just for "me." 

 For a toasty warm house 
in this bitter cold.  
All our needs 
 More visits from Wylie 
caught on camera.

 For time with Tony...
and how I realized that
we sorta share a common thing.

 He writes and sketches his thoughts too...
I saved this after he "tried" to explain 
troubleshooting a mechanical problem to "me." 
I nodded ... while he spoke  this language I don't understand-
and while he talked and I nodded... my heart loved God 
for times like this  that I get with him. 

For the word  that again teaches me to give  my first 
and my best.... 
And having it all come together even more...
through the box that the tomatoes came in.   
Thank you Lord for my family, friends-
all these things  and
so much more...
thank you for my everything...


Trace4J said...

Beautiful gifts.
Praise God.
Woolie Blessings & JOY

Anonymous said...

Sending 'warm' thoughts from Scotland dear Lea. Thank you for sharing your blessings. Love that you are having blessings time with your boys. Stay warm. Jx

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Beauty-ful photos! You reminded me that the beauty still hides in the worse of days! Hugs!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Beauty-ful photos! You reminded me that the beauty still hides in the worse of days! Hugs!!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Such beautiful pictures of ice and cold --- but you had a way to make it all seem warm and cozy in your heart! Cold, stoney hearts don't do that, Lea --- only the soft, warm hearts do. And you've got one of those. Your son's drawing made me think waaaaaay back to my Dad and how he would draw these pictures of Oil Burners that he worked on and tried to explain to my brother how it worked, etc. Yes, a whole 'nuther language us kids didn't understand at all. Love your list, Lea! So beautiful!

Rebecca said...

By all you can tell (and what you can't), by all you show and share--you show your heart, so ready to love, and full. You show Jesus.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi the chalkboard..the pillow is sweet too

Paula said...

Ok I gotta know what that white blob of a thing is that is hanging in the twigs? LOL!!! After reading your post I had to go put on socks and a flannel shirt! :-) Brrrrr. your girls are soooo sweet. Your really progressing in your art Lea!! FUN FUN FUN! Stay cozy warm and may the Love of our Jesus warm your heart.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Lea, Such a beautiful family you have! What a sweet and precious pillow...a true gift of Love! And I so enjoyed seeing your chalkboard...Love it too! Gods beauty is all around us....Praise his name! Jesus is coming soon....Blessings~~~Roxie

Dee said...

Thank you for our blog....♥

Fran. said...

Hey my sweet Lea been thinkin of you and wondering how the heck you are doing!! Beautiful post Beautiful Pics Beautiful you!! XOXO Love you my sweet farm girl!! Frannie

Attic Clutter said...

aw u r blessed Lea(:)
all my mannies are new..not vintage(:)
big hugs across the wires.. hehe