1000 Gifts – September

02 Oct

353 – laughing hysterically while playing Monopoly as a family. Hysterically – you know, tears streaming!

354 – getting to the car with the cooler of snacks before the monsoon at football

355 – getting ALL the boys on Happy Rabbit Rabbit Day! Every. Single. One!!! Oh yeah! πŸ™‚ Girl Power!

356 – a walk in the park with my man

357 – a beautiful evening to take that walk

358 – Michael making mashed potatoes

359 – a rainbow at practice

360 – Tim & I at football practice. Thanks to our neighbor, David was able to play with his friend and we were able to connect! A win all around!

361 – speaking of neighbors – they’re a great blessing! We happen to live on a street with mainly boys. It’s such fun to watch the posse move from the park to house to house. This should count as 5!! πŸ™‚

362 – an amazing sunset at football practice

363 – Nathan scored the first goal of the first soccer game!

364 – Michael recovered 2 fumbles!

366 – a beautiful sunrise on our morning run

367 – a 2nd rainbow in 2 weeks!

368 – seeing 2 live armadillos on our morning run. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them living!

369 – seeing a hawk sitting right in front of a spotlight!

370 – Mrs. Ostroff, the best assistant ever!

371 – praying with friends for our boys in the parking lot

372 – a great Life Group Leader training. The Student Ministries pastors prayed for each leader or host and anointed them with oil. Tim & I commented that we think that was the 1st time we’d ever been anointed

373 – Michael making breakfast for his brothers!

374 – the power of prayer!!

375 – a new day after the day I fell FLAT!

376 – going to the store and coming home to a clean house! YIPPEE!!

377 – seeing the boys realize the joy of giving and serving

378 – a wonderful Life Group Meet & Greet

379 – little bitty frogs hopping along as we run

380 – seeing a little bunny on a morning run

381 – David following Michael’s example and making breakfast

382 – strength to make tough parenting decisions

383 – Nathan received a “You’ve Been Spotted” coupon. A teacher’s aid recognized Nathan’s consistent kindness and friendship to a boy in one of his classes.

384 – Lessons learned in soccer and football losses

385 – A beautiful full moon at practice

386 – Another beautiful full moon on a morning run

387 – Beautiful breezes

388 – a Great 1st Life Group meeting! We’ve got the 6th grade boys this year, for Michael’s sake. We had a super time getting to know the boys and playing Guesstures – Kids vs. Parents. Guess who won?! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to an amazing year!!

389 – an unexpected check in the mail!

390 – coming home to boys’ working hard after a late morning run. Hallelujah! πŸ™‚

391 – friends. And the growing sense of virtual friends. Yea!

392 – The boys’ creativity. They won’t let me post a picture, but I love it when they dress up and “get into character” for something. We played “hunt for the tiger” for family fun night and it was a riot! πŸ™‚

393 – Family Fun Night – and that the boys look forward to it.

394 – Going out to eat together

395 – Being able to lead life group together with Tim. He said, “I like ministering together with you.” Awww πŸ™‚ We’ve been doing it for quite a few years! It’s how we met. πŸ™‚

396 – Learning about the Jewish Feasts of Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur from Messianic Jews. Wow!

397 – The chance for Michael & David to be part of the campaign process by making posters and calling people.

397 – for all of you who actually read all these blessings and rejoice with me! Hugs to you al!!


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5 responses to “1000 Gifts – September

  1. acupofearlgreywithme

    October 2, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hugs back at cha! πŸ™‚

  2. shortybear

    October 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Nice blessings.

  3. ljbmom

    October 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I always love to read your gratitude list, Michelle. God is so good. Beautiful blessings.

    • Michelle Eichner

      October 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you, Laura. I appreciate your encouragement! πŸ™‚


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