Joy Dare Gifts 34-69Laura Ann Miller
Thank you God for these gifts
These are my gifts, my sweet blessings posted from Ann’s Joy Dare.
I’ve missed joining in on Mondays so far…
I’m still trying to figure out the best way to post 21 photos of gifts each week. The last post was a collage of my gifts, but I really like seeing each photo in whole. Today I’m only posting some from the last couple of weeks. I’m curious to see how others are joining in and posting photos.
Three Gifts Found
Oh, how God Provides. Even in the little details. No woods or forest to play in and find branches, only manicured condo lawns. I was wondering where the nearest craft store was. Wondering how much little branches might cost. Instead I went to my children’s favorite tree, the one over by the tennis coursts. I found the branches. I was excited to finally be able to make our branches for our Easter Devotional from Ann’s Trail to the Tree. I was humbled when I read to the kids that night Day 2 a Ram in the Thicket
We fearlessly fear you, our Jehovah Jireh, for being our Provider, the One Who sees to “it” – everything.
Yes, everything. Even sticks. I imagine his care is over my heart to teach my kids about Him.
35. Where the mocking bird sings
36. From the fisherman
A Gift Bent, A Gift Broken, A Gift Beautiful
37. Palms bending in March winds
38. Broken ballerina
39. Sunlight through pink hibiscus
Three Gifts In The Kitchen
40. Sharing a peach with my girl
41. Catch of the Day bowls for guessing games for picky eaters
42. Eggshell cross from Pre-K
Three Gifts Loud
45. Kids arguing
Three Gifts Carved
46. Olive wood cross from Israel
47. Lion for our son from Liberia
48. Giraffe for our daughter from Liberia
Three Gifts In Christ
49. My Husband
50. My Kids. I’m always learning more about my own relationship to God through them.
51. My Salvation
Three Gifts Read
52. One Thousand Gifts
53. A note from Kindergarten
54. Reading Surprises According to Humphrey together at bedtime
A Gift In Water, In Wind, In White
55. Washing it all away
56. A dandelion day
57. White clovers for bees
Three Gifts Round
58. Pink flowers in bloom
59. Hibiscus opening
Three Gifts Found In Silence
61. Time for working on a dream
62. Enjoying a warm cup of coffee
63. Time for daydreaming
Three Gifts Given Away
65. A letter to our Compassion Girl
66. A note in a lunch box
Three Hard Eucharisteos
67. Thinking of my brother before his car accident
68. Waiting for promises
69. My son’s injury
I had just photographed this door for the first time a couple days before. This round handle. Our home. I didn’t know it would have my little guy’s blood on it.
He came upstairs with his friend and knocked. I thought they were being silly. When he came in his hands were covering the back of his head and before I saw his shirt and hands I heard him say, “Mommy! I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry!”
My sweet boy had fallen off a skateboard and hit his head. I don’t handle injury and blood well. I close my eyes when they get a shot at the doctor, but this was beyond that. I was scared. My little girl crying for her brother, but God helped calm me and sent a sweet neighbor to help.
My husband made it home to take our boy to urgent care. He ended up with two staples to his little head.
We talked afterwards and I asked him if he was apologizing for scaring me and he said, “No mom. I wasn’t saying sorry for scaring you. I was sorry for disobeying.”
He went on a friend’s skateboard without a helmet and without my permission.
I think the hard Eucharisteo was his.
I’m thankful he’s okay and God kept him safe.