Multitude Monday #11

It's so amazing to count up my blessings every week. I would have forgotten so many of these if I hadn't written them down . . .

321. Duncan asked to say his Bible verse to be before going to bed one night.

322. Both boys passed a 3+4-year-old speech/language assessment with Harford County! I'd taken them to be assessed after wondering for a few months about their speech development and being referred to them by their pediatrician.

323. The blue blooms of Hydrangeas.

324. The boys bringing me fist-fulls of clover: "You want some flowers, Mom?"

325. The summer reading program at the library.

326. A good visit with my friend Robin and making vanilla body cream together. We used to do lots of crafts together, so it was fun to do something like this again. The sweet and generous birthday gifts she gave me, some of which were handmade.

327. Shopping online and getting products mailed to your door. So much better than "real" shopping--at least to me!

328. Getting more work done on my book.

329. Biographies of strong, courageous, godly women to be examples of how to live for God.

330. House finches living in my fern on the front porch and building a nest with 5 eggs in it.

331. Free ice cream sundaes.

332. A photo shoot in honor of Father's Day and afterwards some visiting for the adults and playtime for the kids.

333. Josh being able to come home early when I got a fever and severe sinus pain.

334. Getting the garden weeded and basil planted at last!

335. Turnips and Swiss Chard! I'm addicted. Seriously.

336. Being able to support my sister in her Figure Competition and that she won a trophy.

337. Josh getting work on our front porch done.

338. C. J. Mahaney preaching at church today on Jude 22 with a message entitled "When Someone Doubts." Excellent, thought-provoking, encouraging, and convicting. I love one verse messages because you can squeeze everything you can from something that looks deceptively simple in the Bible but is surprisingly deep.

339. A peaceful Father's Day filled with lovely weather and naps.

340. For Josh, who's patient, kind, and loving to his children. He loves to play with them and teach them how to work hard. He's always eager to take the boys with him pretty much anywhere and happily cares for Sophia. He cares for their souls and prays for them everyday. The boys look up to him and love him and Sophia lights up when he walks in the room--and so do I, for that matter!