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Monday, March 29, 2010

"No gift unrecognized as coming from God is at its own best...when in all gifts we find Him, then in Him we shall find all things."
- George MacDonald

300. A quiet night at work
301. and my patient (finally) sleeping.

(just thought I'd start out with those since that sets up what may or may not be a long-winded list)

302. Sunshine long enough for the yard to dry out so Loki does not bring in mud each time he goes out.
303. My husband's explanation of this: "He is like a carpet that you drag outside through the grass and dirt and mud and then you bring him into your house and drag it all around.
304. That Loki is getting a doggy hair cut this week.
305. Lunch with a dear, dear friend

can I shout my husband's greatness from the rooftops? okay, how about from this page?
no objections? ... okay, sappy alert ahead:

306. Lunch with my sweetheart, during a day shift, at McDonald's, where we only buy fries 'cuz he bought lunch for us to eat.
307. Time spent as he patiently lets me collect my thoughts and feelings and then the discussion we had as I talked and he listened
308. Watching him play with Loki
309. He cooks. and bakes. and makes me coffee.
310. Cuddling with him after night shifts - possibly my favorite thing about being married.
311. Playing board games with him.
312. Time spent with him during a busy work weekend.
313. and the excitement of time spent with him this week, painting, playing and worshiping.
314. His strong arms
315. He makes the bed 'cuz he knows I like it
316. Yesterday afternoon he made me breakfast of my favorite things: grapefruit juice, hashbrowns, apples and bread.
317. Forgiveness and grace he shows me.
318. His sense of humor

okay, i love my husband and am thankful for him, we all get it, moving on ...

319. the generosity of my in-laws
320. worship
321. talking about faith during a coffee run with a co-worker.
322. watching the amazement of AWANA girls as they watch each others pupils get smaller when we shine light into their eyes (aka Cranial Nerve III)
323. lotion
324. writing down my statement of faith
325. giggles
326. BIG hugs. I mean the kind when you jump up and down together, in a circle and laugh. just because.
327. A day spent visiting people who are important to us.
328. Smiles from a sweet little boy
329. A fantastic dinner made for us by a friend
330. Bunnies
331. Spring air coming through a screen door
332. Stars in the night sky.
333. Knowing that I am a visitor of this world, determined to soak it all in.
334. Palm Sunday

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
"Hosanna!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"[b]
"Blessed is the King of Israel!"
John 12:13
(I learned today that Hosanna means "save now")


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7 comments:

Chinwe said...

I don't really get it yet...I want more!

;)

Rachel said...

hehehehehe.
there IS a lot in the post besides his perceived ... um, greatness. (I know he is a sinner ... blah blah blah.)

Life With the Lopez Family said...

Did you say bunnies? Call me and I can tell you all my experience with our rabbit...then maybe you will take it off your list::):) I love reading how thankful you are!

Jenny said...

What a great post. I especially enjoyed reading all the things you love about your man. We should all frequently proclaim their greatness.

Chinwe said...

"blah blah blah"

That made me laugh out loud Rachel! :)

Layton Family Joy said...

loving dinner made by a friend!!

Rachel said...

Thank you for your comments! I have so much to be thankful for.