beautiful things,  the garden arts

The gratitude, and the wonder…

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

– G.K. Chesterton

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: For new growth

: The chance to begin anew

: the wind and rain, the sun and seed

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: the simple pleasure of new (very comfortable) shoes

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: to work with our hands

: lightning bugs in the field

: daddy and Eldest and littlest, learning

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: 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

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

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: deep green eyes that watch every move I make

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

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: 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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