... That the storms are behind us ... at least for now.
For this morning light .... coz I felt like I really needed SONshine with a boost of vitamin D.
For the robins dotting the back pasture and the hope they bring... of Spring around the very next corner.
For the love I'm given, - True Love that .... holds me.
For 31 years of marriage.
For the delicious book ... Song of Solomon enjoyed for breakfast along with three cups of black silk coffee, creamer and stevia.
For the plain red composition notebook filling with thoughts and holy scriptures.
For this mind that wants to retain it all and write it on my new heart.
For learning the discipline to write out prayers for each member of my family and friends by name every day and looking back.... seeing many answered ones.
That a door cracked open with possibilites behind it.
Possibilities that could grow us
For finding contentment in simple chores.... like sweeping up after 8 corgi feet, and 4 human feet, ...... serving bowlfuls of Wahoo chili, and cornbread with honey.... packing Myguy's work lunch, washing sinkfuls of dirty dishes by hand, buying groceries, and scrubbing the ring out of the bathtub.
For olde wool socks and booty slippers on these cold, hard floors.
For visiting with smiling Ole Milton at the Shop and answering that grease stained phone.
For red flannel sheets and thick layers of heavy quilts that hold our heat in.
Sharing a blankie on the couch... cuddled up all together.... dogpile!
For chapstick, and lotion on aging thirsty skin.
How he called me beautiful just when I was feeling ... anything but.
And how he somehow sees beyond these wrinkles, rolls, and thin skinned hands to a love that though beauty fades -continues to grow two as... one.
--- with God at the center... and Christ in our hearts.
For my dear family and friends and a whole ton of grace... I give thanks today.
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.