“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

– G.K. Chesterton


: For new growth

: The chance to begin anew

: the wind and rain, the sun and seed


: the simple pleasure of new (very comfortable) shoes


: to work with our hands

: lightning bugs in the field

: daddy and Eldest and littlest, learning


: for Sabbath and rest

: for family meals together

: for sweet first fruits

: homemade sourdough rolls, fresh from the Mennonites the next hill over

: flowers from my Beloved

: simple candle light

: the gift of ordinary


: for sweet little girl who, when asked for a funny face, gave me this

:kefir smiles

: deep green eyes that watch every move I make

: for pretty floral dresses and the princess that fills the folds


: For smart little boys in matching blue, “because he wears it, I will too”

: For bespectacled owly boy and his contagious laughter

: For the questions (how many!) from Eldest, to ponder and chew (and yes, giggle over too.)

: For the quiet of a weekend holding my family close

holy experience

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The gratitude, and the wonder…

6 thoughts on “The gratitude, and the wonder…

  • May 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    What wonderful gifts, Joy! I love all the pictures. And thank you for sharing that wonderful quote!

  • May 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    So much to be thankful for…and by the way…the picture of your dinner table looks fabulous…i am getting hugry just looking at it! 🙂

  • May 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Lightning bugs in the field

    Will I ever stop being enchanted at the tiny sparkles of light dancing in the fields? I hope not!


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