Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I am Grateful

For Woman to Woman today, Lei and Morning Glory decided we should list eleven things we are grateful for in honor of September 11th. Do you know how hard it is to narrow down a grateful list to just eleven things? Try it! It is difficult!

Industry meaning work; being actively engaged in doing something productive.

Autumn days filled with the tantalizing scents of spicy pumpkin pies, wassail, wood burning, and steaming cups of hot cocoa.

Music has always been a big part of my life. My earliest memories are of my father serenading us to sleep as he played his guitar. Now my days are filled with the sounds of scales on the piano and screeches from the violin as my daughters learn to express themselves through the melody of song.

Goodnight kisses, especially the wet, sloppy ones planted smack on my cheeks as my children file off to bed. The kisses remind me of the great joy it is to be a mother.

Right to bear arms. My husband is not a sports fanatic. He is into guns and shooting. Knowing how to use a gun for protection is something we cherish. Having and keeping that freedom is important to me.

Acts of kindness, whether large or small, make a huge difference to the lives of others and yourself.

The smell of fresh mown hay, Old Spice deodorant, sagebrush, and a little bit of oil mingled together mean my Joseph is home from work. He is the love of my life, best friend, man of my dreams. I love him because he sees all my faults and still loves me for me.

Evenings spent wrapped in hand crafted quilts made with love. The comfort they bring along with the stories told of my ancestors instill a feeling of pride in my heritage which hopefully is being passed on to my children.

Freshly baked wheat bread, hot from the oven with honey oozing through my slice.

Unwavering faith in God from whom all my blessings flow and in His Son Jesus Christ, my elder brother, my Savior, my Redeemer.

Laughter in all its forms - little girl giggles, deep belly baby laughs, a good grandfatherly guffaw.

What are you grateful for? Feel free to join us at Woman to Woman.


Morning Glory said...

I love the clever way you made your list, and I love the choices you posted. Thanks for doing this.

Julie said...

I love it!! Thanks for sharing that.

Dawn said...

Very creative way of expressing your gratitude. Nicely done!

Lei said...

I love it! How perfect your list is!

Linds said...

Beautiful! And such a clever way to present you 11!

Tigersue said...

I love the way you made your list! Wonderful.
My husband will be taking a concealed Weapons class soon. He had to have training when he got this latest job. I don't think we will ever buy a weapon, but to know we can learn to use one, and have one is a blessing too many americans would like to inhibit.

Yvonne said...

I, too, love autum days. I also loved your expressing your gratitude for acts of kindsness because they do make a tremendous difference. Thanks.

Lisa said...

That is beautiful!

Angela said...

A very unique way of presenting our gratitude list today.:)

Your list is awesome and inspiring to others. Thanks for your visit today and your kind words.

Have a great day filled with love and laughter!

Holly said...

I found you through Merry Weather's blog. What a thoughtful post and a creative way of expressing it.

Thanks for sharing such a thought-provoking post.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I love your list! Autumn days, warm bread, sounds of laughter ... life couldn't be better!

Corrie said...

Your list is lovely and thought-provoking.

Thanks for sharing your 'grstefuls'.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

This is beautiful!

athena said...

i think it would be difficult if you had to find something for each letter of I AM GRATEFUL. :)