Monday, July 19, 2010

Multitude Monday

One of my favorite bloggers, Ann Voskamp, writes a list of things she's thankful for every Monday, here is my list.

13. Dirt - it makes things grow. My dad loved working outside with plants and he taught us (self and siblings) to enjoy growing things. Tonight, as I sat on my porch watching Charlotte poke at the dirt, I looked at a plant I had taken home after dad died 6 years ago. It wasn't doing too well and I noticed the dirt looked like Maryland dirt - 6 years in that mix of clay and dirt. I decided 9 months of pregnancy wasn't too much of a bother to get down and re-pot this little guy who had lasted this long.

As I re-potted the plant Charlotte puttered around me digging up dirt and pouring it onto the porch. I'm sure my methods were not so clean to her keen observation. Dirt everywhere. Before we knew it the time was 8:20pm and it was 20 minutes past her bedtime, my dinner was ready, we were both dirty and she a little cranky at having to come in the house. I think my dad lives on in her. Such a passion to be outside and get the most out of every minute of the day.

14. Prayer - sometimes it's too effective! I'm joking of course. My mom and her church prayed really hard for me to carry this baby full term and here he is, full term - still hanging out in my womb. Now if they can only pray he'll make his way out soon!

15. Working from home - really thankful for this gift. I stopped by the office today and after 5 minutes of sitting my back started screaming and the temperature was so hot - I keep home around 74 all day! So I'm thankful to spend my last pregnant days at home where I've made myself very comfortable.

16. Mother in law - who didn't hesitate to rush here two weeks ago when we had all the warning signs that baby boy was coming and has stayed to walk us through Charlotte's diet changes and mood swings.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and find many blessings to be thankful for.

1 comment:

crazywildberry said...

Still get snippets of memories of your dad. He was so passionate about things.

He and your mother's home was always so alive with flowers. I wish I had the time to plant the flowerbeds that they made. Especially the one out by the road. Amazing! The colors were so vibrant!

Prayer is an awesome thing. Sometimes we really do need to watch what we pray for. God is willing to make the impossible happen if it promotes his kingdom. Just be careful! ;D

I can't tell you how much I wish I had a mil like yours. You are indeed blessed!

This post theme is a great idea! I might have to incorporate this into my blog. Blessings! and tons of thankfulness for this means of keeping posted on what is going on in your life.