Thursday, November 22, 2012

Encounters of the "People" Kind

Today I am thankful for . . .

997.  The gift of Holding a 15-Day-Old Baby.  The boys and I helped out at Toddler Gym Time this morning, which is held weekly at our church . . . today I got to meet a mom and her two daughters (they just started attending our church, but I hadn't met them yet).  For over an hour I got to enjoy the warmth of a newborn baby girl in my arms--just a little taste of heaven for me:)

998.  The gift of  "People Encounters" Today.  We left the house at 9:00 a.m. and got home around 10:30 p.m.  Our entire day was spent interacting with people of various ages and from various walks of life.  Some of the people we encountered today we've known for a long time.  Others were people we just met today for the first time.  I love how God brings people into my life on a regular basis and uses them to bless me in subtle and obvious ways.

999.  The gift of Mini LED Christmas Trees.  I bought three mini-trees at JYSK today (I think they're about 12 inches tall) . . . they look like glass, and when you turn them on, they randomly change colors.  The boys each have one to put in their bedrooms, and I think I'll put mine in my kitchen or living room.  Over the next few days we plan to start our decorating for Christmas around here . . . today we listened to Christmas music as we travelled throughout the city, and this morning there is a light, powdery blanket of snow covering our yard.  I feel so inspired, and if you didn't already know this about me, Christmas is my favourite time of year!

1 comment:

Cons-structions said...

Christmas is my favourite time of year too--as you can tell by the fact that I had my little tree up for 2 weeks already.
I love those little LED trees from JYSK. I've bought a number of Christmas items from that store. YAY!
So beautiful the way you are teaching your boys what the TRUE meaning of Christmas is all about.
Love you and missing you.