I'm thankful for Ann Voskamp's site... For that beautiful reminder last week to breathe in, receiving what the Lord gives, and breathe out, giving thanks. For her post today on counting fish - a life of counting blessings, yielding more than it seems. I find I dwell on her words. And they're life to me.
And now that I'm on the topic of blogs, you know who else I'm thankful for? Kirsten at tollipop. She writes wonder and adventure into simple life moments, like her pet dung beetles and her runs in the desert. Kate won one of her little paintings last week, and I was like, Kate! You've been given the moon!!!
- A bag of rhubarb that shows up on my kitchen counter. I stew it slow on the stove and eat it with ice cream. Isaac puckers his face and says yuck.
- A second round of sowing this season. I kneel down low and breathe in the smell of tomato plants - fresh green life. Isaac comes along and digs his hands into the dirt beside me. Best planting ever.
- Sitting at the dining room table, talking through Ben's final thesis revisions with him. Feeling capable of helping Benny in a tangible way, like he helps me so often.
- The shredder at work. Sifting through files to prepare for our move to Gatineau. There's something about paring down, in any corner of my life, that feels so orderly. Shred, shred, shred.