In everything, giving thanks. The gift list continues...
An afternoon at the outlet mall with my mom.
My dad's dinners... All-day smoked chicken and ribs. Grilled local shrimp and herbed polenta. I could go on and on...
Perfectly ripe tomatoes.
Sweet iced tea.
Coming home with bags full of clean, folded laundry.
Ripe mangoes. Picked from a family friend's mango tree! Oh, to have one of those....
No damage following a powerful storm. Big limbs falling in safe places.
A gracious friend who came in and cleaned out our fridge and melted ice-cream covered freezer after a long power outage.
And the fresh milk, eggs, and butter he replenished, greeting us when we arrived home.
Not having to go right to the store after 12 hours in the car.
A 40th birthday party.
Our favorite babysitter.
Adoption. Little Julianna finally at home with her family.
To do lists... and the means to do the things on it.
Getting up early.
Time to pray and be still.
Knowing He is a big God.