Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Monday, August 8, 2011

Counting Blessings #33 - 55

Oops! I missed my counting blessings post yesterday. Here it is any way; I couldn't wait another whole week.

33) goats in milk :) (I'll tell ya more about that later)
34) the first ripe tomato of the season
35) a clean(er) house
36) town festivals
37) Amy, Andy and Sparrow
38) gardeners that know stuff about gardening :)
39) Blueberry Jam (terrific local band)
40) aunts and uncles
41) parades
42) fire works
43) ripe nectarines
44) belly laughs
45) husband's smile when the eyes smile too
46) cookouts with good friends
47) Vacation Bible School - children having fun all morning
48) two more weeks of swimming lessons
49) lawns growing more slowly - more time with husband
50) weeks and weeks of open windows
51) whole foods co-op
52) milk straight from the cow
53) sunglasses
54) good books
55) sunlight glinting off of water


  1. Goats in milk!!? Can't wait to hear!

    You had a RIPE tomato?? WOW!

    We met Amy, Andy and Sparrow this weekend. What a lovely family.

    My special blessing tonight is smelling a blueberry cake baking in the oven, an appreciative hubby and a comfy bed in which to plop my t-i-r-e-d body tonight!

  2. 1. My 6 month old ,learning to crawl-the best age [ grandson ] 2. my first red tomato poped in to hubbys mouth as he is holding katelynn [ 2 3 /4 years old ] on lap while photo was taken 3.HOPING FOR BETTER NEWS AT VA TODAY 4.A wonderful supporting family [ wish I had time for more,gotta go bus is here ]

  3. Love these posts! I too, am anxious to hear about the first milking!

  4. I especially like #45. Because you know, there is a smile...and there is a SMILE. :)

  5. Mama Pea-
    The goat story is coming soon.
    Yep, we've had a few ripe tomatoes with more on the way. It's really nice getting those. Great flavor! :)
    I'm glad you enjoyed meeting the family from Mason Jar Farm. They're such sweet and talented people!
    Blueberry cake, husbands and beds, all very nice. :)

    Judy- Those are beautiful blessings! I hope you had good news today.

    Erin- That firtst milking is (I hope) coming sooner than I thought! I haven't decided if I should share now or when it happens, because you know things sometimes don't work out the way we think they will. However, I'm never one to keep good news to myself, so I bet it's sooner than later! ;)

    Mama Tea- You are SO right! SMILE's are the best. :)