Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blessings 225 to 233

225. Excellent service at a restaurant
226. Remembering all the good that has happened
227. Parsnip soup
228. Cabernet sauvignon with overtones of caramel
229. Remembering how to ice skate
230. A look of boyish freedom on my husband's face
231. Mulled cider
232. A panoramic view
233. Sleeping in on Sunday

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blessings 219 to 224

219. The cut tulips, plunging toward the window, that remind me to seek the light
220. The soiled diapers that tell me he's getting enough nourishment (how worried I would be if there were no diapers to change!)
221. The marveling width of his eyes as he contemplates a pot of yellow roses
222. This gratitude, this feeling of absolute blessedness
223. Gluten-free pizza
224. Nerdy people and their fascinating conversation

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blessings 212 to 218

212. Rediscovering sunrises
213. Rolling down the windows in January
214. Two years of marriage to my beloved
215. A big idea born out of love
216. Coconut milk lattes
217. New bedsheets
218. A pond full of Canadian geese, their arched necks settled contentedly into the down of their backs

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blessings 205 to 211

205. A made bed
206. His two-hour naps
207. The gentle leading of the Savior
208. An apple corer-peeler-slicer
209. A latte made with coffee grounds from Haiti
210. The sweet, all-wise look of a nursing infant's eyes
211. Maternal instincts

Monday, January 2, 2012

Blessings 198 to 204

198. The sounds he makes while sleeping
199. Arbitrary fresh starts
200. How unexpectedly good collard greens taste when prepared with shallots, nutmeg, and cream
201. Learning new things about my husband
202. Good habits
203. Little head burrowing under my arm
204. His first games