Monday, November 21, 2011

Counting These Gifts Given to Me...

1. being able to participate in Operation Christmas Child this year

2. the kids' excitement over filling the boxes

3. the slight snore and "sleep breathing" coming from the kids' room

4. the kitten who won't leave the rubber bands on the OCC boxes alone

5. blessing and being blessed by another even though we are hundreds of miles apart

6. sweet notes from my kiddos

7. the kids' new love for reading

8. the perfectly warm sunny day

9. a quiet evening with the kids (meaning - no fighting)

10. the way my kids really are best friends

11. the people I work with

12. fixing lunches for my kiddos

13. Friendship Stew at the school

14. lots of little "indians"

15. Gene's 51st birthday

16. Sunday mornings

17. donuts

18. dropping off the OCC boxes

19. praying for the children who receive the OCC boxes

20. playing video games together

21. having dinner as a family

22. no school this week

23. reading the evening away


The Bug said...

This is a great list, but I'm kind of fixated on #17 :)

Kate said...

We do OCC boxes at our church as well. I used to co-lead a girls group on Thursday nights and the night before the big pick up (our church was the drop off/pick up location for our city) were always so excited as the girls packed the cases with the shoeboxes. Always heartwarming to see how many people care about others.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for donuts, too :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wonderful list. We did OCC, too. It is such a wonderful ministry!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful list of things for which you are thankful. I love it!