#8. During church I watched a father pick up his little girl during worship. He held her close. As I watched I silently prayed that the girl would listen as her daddy worshiped- rest in the comfort of his voice and praise. Then I heard the Spirit speak tenderly to me, "I want the same for you." *love*
#10. Emilie's declaration, "I'm so glad we all woke up on the right side of the bed this morning!."
#12. Decking the tree and halls, together. Reminiscing over ornaments.
#13. Dancing with Michael in the kitchen. Noah telling us to "get a room" as we smooched.
#14. While reading "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" with the kids- discovering Lucy's vanity, and seeing imperfection in this character who has shown such integrity, bravery, and faith throughout the series. Seeing Aslan, The Lion, tame Lucy's imperfection. Discussing together how the Lion tamed the child. Considering that we think we can tame God, BUT it is He who tames us.
#15. That God is God of my boy, and that I'm not.
#17. Sweet texts with Michael throughout the day (between his full time job and KTS he's been working 12-16hr days).
#18. Noah playing Christmas tunes on my guitar.
#19. 1 day argument free with my boy, and opportunities to thank and affirm him.
#20. A thoughtful and gracious email to me from Margie -how can she think of me, when she is transitioning in Africa- grateful for her prayers and encouragement.
#22. These words from Psalm 145 (The Message)
"I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King!
and I'll bless your name into eternity.
I'll bless you everyday,
and keep it up from now to eternity.
God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough.
There are no boundaries to his greatness.
Generation after generation stands in awe of your works;
each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
Your beauty and Splendor have everyone talking; I compose songs on your wonders.
your marvelous doings are headline news;
I could write a book full of the details of your greatness.
Live in Peace!