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Monday, September 26, 2011

Good morning Monday

It's Monday and what better way to start the week than with a post of gratitude...

I started keeping a gratitude journal thanks to the encouragement of this wonderful blogger:

her book is really wonderful and I spent lots of hugely pregnant evenings reading it and my heart growing and changing and softening...

It's amazing looking back through these past three months at all of these moments of gratitude. Some of these moments of trying to find something to be grateful for have been life-changing. But most of these things are just every day ordinary things - but still worth mentioning.

I am thankful for:

snuggles from my kiddos in the early morning before school

silly kiddos playing happily together - for the moment

smiles from my little guy
single friends 

one of my single friends from church came over and spent the day with my kiddos and me on Saturday. We visited this abandoned old house and took a few photos. She is such a gem!

the sing-off: now that is going to be some great TV!
students in my photography class
support from my online community for my newest project

a nice cup of tea
sweaters & hot tea - I love this time of year!

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Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful post.. I cant get enough of that picture of Eli.. that smile is soooo cute :)

A Diamond in the Rough said...

I'm seriously lovin' your pictures. Glad I stopped by- thanks so much for sharing these photos and grace. (Stopping by from Ann's!)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm visiting for the first time and I find myself in a lovely world of photos. Your kiddos are just adorable and your baby is just precious. That smile is so contagious!

Maria @ Linen & Verbena

Becky @ Rub Some Dirt On It said...

Hooray for beautiful things :) If you have a moment, I'd love if you'd share this at my Happiness Is blog hop on Thursday--celebrates the things that make us happy every week. Your post made me happy, it would make others happy, too!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love seeing your gifts in photos! Just beautiful. Your family is adorable! :)

Irene said...

Faith, I'm in awe with your photos! They are soo beautiful!!! And your kids are soo adorable! :-)

rosieposie said...

i started doing gratitude posts recently actually, and I find them so optimistic and wonderful and fun to do! x

Anonymous said...

oh my, what a fantastic post, it was very GREAY!! When you start to write down all the things you are grateful for, its amazing how it outweighs some of the not so great stuff..