I know I missed blogging last week's 1000 gifts, but I couldn't get to a computer to do it. I thought about it though. I love this time of year. After being in Iraq for six months and seeing more brown than I'll ever care to see again in my life, I have noticed this fall especially, how I have been amazed at the beauty God displays throughout his creation. There are days like this weekend that a group of trees will literally take my breath away for a second. Fall seems to be a season, for me, that I can not escape God's presence no matter where I go. It's like He's showing off all over the place! Everywhere I turn I see His handiwork and I can't help but thank Him for being present in this broken world we live in.
0009 - God's revealing His presence through nature....
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there." - Psalm 139:7-8
0010 - A call from my sister saying she's coming home from China for the holidays! :D
0011 - Witnessing a blind double amputee competing in the Marine Corps Marathon with the help of four friends (self sacrifice and service).... "uncommon valor is a common virtue" stood to be the resounding theme that day.
0012 - A day off to catch up on "house stuff," relax, workout, and see some loved ones before I leave on a work trip!
0013 - Pumpkin Seeds... Yummo!
0014 - A stroll through the city on the perfect day to enjoy the history and crisp fall weather
0015 - An unexpected reunion with friends made in Iraq.... in my old neighborhood!
0016 - Baby's first night out with little to no crying! Success!!! :D
0017 - Dad healing well and getting back to his old self slowly but surely.
0018 - The comfort of knowing Mom is willing and able to give Dad the TLC he needs and be his outstanding nurse!
0019 - Friends who are willing to come rescue me when my car breaks down (or I run out of gas...eh hem)!!
0020 - A chance to take the said friends out to dinner to thank them for their superhero-ness!!!
"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say REJOICE!" -- Phil 4:4