Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Giving thanks with a full heart...

Counting gifts after a weekend which saw my home filled to overflowing with wonderful, crazy, delightful teenage girls! Sitting here now, in the so-so-quiet, it's hard to believe it was just a few days ago! We hosted eight girls (six teens and two college-age leaders) as part of a Discipleship Now weekend, and it was wonderful. We've also been planting corn and enjoying the absolutely gorgeous sights of spring...so here's my list for recent days...

...anticipating a houseful of girls...


...girl stuff all over my house...


...getting ready for a trip to the nursing home...precious cards, handmade, with hearts poured into each word...


...sweet girls praying for others...


...a visit to a beautiful garden, tended with love...







...True beauty...Braiden's wisdom and kindness...Amber's loving, joyful spirit...Faith's wide-open heart...Anna Grace, quiet, sweet...Makayla's faithful heart...Kristin's compassionate heart...Tessa's love for Him...Carley's tender heart...

...and more beauty in the every day...freshly planted fields...

Cory's first crop...

A neighbor's beautiful wheat field...



...a catch-up visit with closest friends...diet cherry limeade...honest, searching prayer...a tractor ride with Jesse...cold water...a new, light-footed tractor, easing over wet farmland...giggles on my stairs...

thankful.




5 comments:

tinuviel said...

Leslie, thank you so much for stopping by Crumbs and taking time to leave a comment. Disciple Now is a special time of decision and growth for a lot of youth. How nice your family could participate!

I admire your courage in taking on farm life. My husband is a bit of a frustrated farmer, but my health needs keep us in suburbia. Half the backyard is vegetable garden, so he still gets his fix. :)

Thank you again for stopping by. It's lovely to make your acquaintance. The Lord be with you.

Kit said...

Leslie,
Thanks for stopping by, and for your encouraging words!

I loved the way you were giving thanks for the "girl stuff all over your house" (with pic!)...
-Kit

Amy @ A Contented, Common Life said...

Love your list! Thanks for stopping by and reading mine.... Love the farm pictures... beautiful.
God Bless

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

This was just the best post I've read in a while!!!! I give you LOTS of credit just for opening your home to a bunch of girls like that! But your heart and your love was the topping on the cake! Just beautiful!!!! The pictures were amazing. I just love tulips. . .!!!!!!!

franky said...

Beautiful post, and so very true. It is very hard to lose someone you love, but it is something we all must face.
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