As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gratitude 40--Belonging

This year the holidays feel daunting. Both of my parents are gone now. My brother wants to be by himself, and Rob and I are still separated. Frankly, it is easy to feel like I have no where to belong, except the people I know make it so clear that I do...and for them and what they do...I am grateful...

With deep gratitude for...

951. Snoopy and the Red Baron

952. Help with the garage

953. Texts really early in the morning to see if I am okay

954. Invitations to movies

955. Sitting in the floor and talking while bathroom remodeling goes on around me

956. A gathering of person...and via speaker phone.

957. A place to cry...and laugh...and sigh deeply because...

958.  A place to land

959. Comfy couches with warm blankets and Chinese food

960. Adirondike chairs in the yard while oil is changed in the driveway, laughing about (and with) the mechanics, and being warm inside...even when it is cold outside...

...I thank God at every remembrance of you...Philippians 1:3

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