And so I feel compelled to join in with Ann Voskamp and other wonderful souls at A Holy Experience and begin to actually write down all of those things that I am ever so grateful for!
1 ~ a loving, adoring husband who, despite my obviously glaring flaws, loves me anyway...and who builds cool things like treehouses and swingsets...
2 ~ my son, Joseph, who continually reminds me that life is meant to be fun
3 ~ my son, Max, whose cute baby ways warm my heart and soul
4 ~ pink and white dogwood trees in bloom
5 ~ windchimes
6 ~ the afghan knitted just for me by my sweet Grandma Krystofik
7 ~ the light and warmth from a campfire
8 ~ S'mores and incredible conversations with my friend Whitney around the campfire from #7
9 ~ the smell of incense
10 ~ the peony bush from my Grandpa Olenick that perfumes my home with remembrance
11 ~ reconnecting with old friends
12 ~ baby bluebirds
13 ~ spinach plants reaching for the sunlight
14 ~ the ability to be at home with my little one
15 ~ parents who are willing to listen with me, cry with me, help me...no matter what
16 ~ sisters who help me, love me, support me .... no matter what
17 ~ feather pillows
18 ~ swinging in the hammock with Tom and talking about life, and love, and God
19 ~ Storypeople... clever ways of saying what I feel
20 ~ praying the rosary with Joe
21 ~ walking in the sand on the beach
22 ~ my father-in-law's guitar...the guitar that played "Seeds of Peace"...and on which my husband sometimes plays....