Monday, October 24, 2011

One Thousand Gifts

Why don't I do this more often? Put the chores aside. Put my agenda aside. Put my desire for easy aside. And just say yes. 

Yes to the walk. 

Yes to the pine-cones in the bottom of the stroller. 

Yes to the day uninterrupted by facebook or dishes or another load of laundry.

Yes to paint. Even if they want to use the non-washable gold one because it's, "just so pretty momma." 

Yes to my boys.  

My growing gift list
My three boys and their zeal for crafts
October walks through the neighborhood
Washable paint
The baby quiet in the stroller
Excitement over pine-cones
A hanging reminder of what is truly important
Sweet encouragements from brother to brother
Several hours of free fun
Eyes to see the fall beauty around us 
Time together
Our daddy home, just as I'm losing steam
That all of creation speaks of it's Creator


Anonymous said...

Grammy is putting in an order for one of those pine cone wreaths. Absolutely love it. Guessing it was a good day tater?

Love you guys,

Sydni said...

Sarah, I was thinking the same thing today, and I dropped what I was doing and took mine to the zoo! We LOVE what you did with the pine cones. How fun that your boys like crafts!