1000 Gifts October

22 Nov

OK. I know it’s not October,
but since November isn’t finished & I’m still counting blessings,
I thought it would be appropriate to post this on Thanksgiving day!

398 – a beautiful sunrise

399 – an amazing sunset

400 – food for dinner brought over! What a treat

401 – seeing the boys be sensitive to the Holy Spirit & conviction

402 – brothers hugging each other

403 – a crazy but awesome road trip for David & me with my friend Patty & her son

404 – beautiful cool weather in Virginia for our trip

405 – sharing my parents with people! ๐Ÿ™‚

406 – David did a great job on both 14 hour car rides

407 – safety & alertness as we drove to VA

408 – visiting an apple orchard

409 – a fire in the fireplace Friday morning ๐Ÿ™‚

410 – a fire in the fire pit complete with smores!

411 – David had a sleepover with his good buddy at Mom & Dad’s

412 – Liberty Homecoming – fun in the bounce houses for David, the most exciting football game I’ve seen in a while!, the parade, and meeting people

413 – Visiting with Woerners, but that one was too short!

414 – Being able to text so I could stay up to date with football and soccer games I missed while in VA

415 – A Hattrick for Nathan!

416 – Tim yelled for me at the games, especially when Michael had a great tackle!

417 – opportunities to build character on the football field

418 – Sergio helping Tim with life group while I was gone

419 – rich conversation with Mom, Dad, Patty, & Andy

420 – “planning” out everyone else’s life and ministry ๐Ÿ™‚

421 – getting a suntan while watching football

422 – neighbors who stop by to let us know the van windshield wipers were on. HUGE blessing!! I had a very big blonde moment and left the keys in the car, my phone charging, and the wipers on – duuuhhh! PTL they stopped by so we could get the car jumped instead of being high and dry the next morning!

423 – cool mornings – enough to wear long sleeves! – on a run

424 – the opportunity to help fight human trafficking!!

425 – 6th grade life group discussions

426 – 6th grade life group getting the messages & applying them!

427 – 6th grade life group ROCKING the Tebow Toss at Fall Festival!

428 – Fabulous Fall Festival at church

429 – The boys have great role models to emulate!

photo from our youth pastor, Pastor Ryan

430 – Beautiful prayer times on Friday mornings with some sweet sisters in Christ!

431 – Low lying fog in the early morning

432 – Seeing David have the joy of watching sunrise on our trip to VA

433 – seeing 2 fighter jets flying over Jacksonville on our trip

434 – Being challenged during Sunday services

435 – Neighborhood boys playing football in the park together

436 – My oldest son came home with many notes from church. HES THE BEST 13 YEAR OLD EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR GO GATORS! (Written by Nathan ๐Ÿ™‚ ) – yes, he hacked this post ๐Ÿ™‚ But I am thankful for what he got out of the message today ๐Ÿ™‚

437 – being able to do school work outside

438 – finishing Elections unit, a co-op of home schoolers learning about elections and our history as a nation

439 – at the end of Elections unit I got an unexpected and generous gift!! Amazing & humbling!!

440 – part of that elections unit gift went to David’s giving bank. Earlier in the month, one of his brothers accidentally used David’s giving money for offering one week. David was saving that money to give to our sponsored child for Christmas. God paid David back! ๐Ÿ™‚

441 – Being able to share Michael’s birthday with a super-special friend, Mrs. Laura!

442 – MICHAEL! The best 12 year old on the planet!!

I said, “Michael, you made that man smile.” He said, “That’s what Michaels do!”

So very true. And I’m so thankful God blessed us with him 12 years ago!!

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