Tuesday, October 26, 2010

1000 Gifts 41 -

holy experience

I have been finding myself feeling so happy about so many things right now. I actually can't remember a time that I felt so content. Here are a few of the things for which I am grateful right now:

41. being able to stay home with my children for the next 6 months
42. the wonderful parent-friends we have made here in town since Pk was born
43. the love between my children - Baby Bean now looks at Pk with adoration and she cares for him with devotion
44. the way that having my own children has reminded me so much of the wonderful times I had with my brother growing up
45. having places to go where my children are welcome so that I don't feel like I have to entirely leave the world but I don't have to be away from my children
46. a carpet of leaves
47. new recipes that turn out well
48. days dh is home and we can do things as a family of 4
49. fall hikes in the woods
50. the moon
51. finding a good read
52. knitting
53. new beginnings and fresh starts
54. watching my daughter mother her babies with such gentleness and love and knowing that at least some of that comes from her perceptions of me as a mother - the highest compliment ever
55. seeing my father gradually getting back to health
56. the wonderful friends who all rallied around and offered to help my parents when dad was so sick

I feel truly blessed!

1 comment:

  1. It is so cool to see when that connection starts to blossom between the baby and big sis. I loved that. Pumpkinpie, too, is such a little mother.

    And I'm so glad to hear your dad is on a good path to better health. he's too fantastic to lose.