Snow Day - A Thousand Gifts

Sunday, February 14, 2010

on my way to a thousand,
I left off counting at eighty-one
(and the rest were just free,
unquantifiable gratitude),
so here I'll begin again.
*81 - magic snow light outside windows after the cold dark night

*82 - Yesterday's buds splayed open-handed, encased in gloves of white

*83 - two wishes: both winter and spring in a morning's breath

*84 - "praise" etched now in black and white

*85 - untaught snow angel, flopping down unselfconscious, flying

*86 - neighbor greetings after silent winter, too enchanted to remain inside

*87 - toddler giggles and father-play

*88 - a first snowman, and a job well done

*89 - adorable slippage, running fun

*90 - mama moments, treasuring time

*91 - ready smiles and happy baby eyes, always offering, always receiving

*92 - the end of a shower, fresh talk with God

*93 - husband-heart home, with perfect timing

*94 - long morning naps, and

*95 - evening cuddles

*96 - kitchen-dancing with baby in arms

*97 - daddy and daughter doing dishes together

*98 - new house-in-the-coming, with fresh walls and new floors

*99 - a roof overhead, though the power was out

*100 - valentine smiles, brought home safe, in spite of my fears


This post also linked at Holy Experience, sharing with the Gratitude Community in listing my own One Thousand Gifts.

(Image © Informal Moments Photography)


Mary said...

As always, beautiful lyrical words singing the praises of your heart Kelly. Love the snow day abounds.
Happy Valentine's Day!!

Joy said...

Your photography always makes me gasp with delight- your endless gifts, a gift- to me tonight. Thank you.

sarah said...

As lovely as ever. The little poem at the start was just perfect.

Corinne said...

Those photos take my breath away... especially the one looking up into the tree. Beautiful.

jeri said...

i just came upon your blog via another. so glad i did. your photos capture such beauty. thank you for sharing your gifts.

katdish said...


Those pictures are just amazing.

Graceful said...

Gorgeous words and pictures...

Danielle said...

Happy Valentine's Day, happy snow day!!

Janet Oberholtzer said...

Love this and I love the idea of intentionally looking for One Thousand Gifts - guess that is open to anyone?

Marilyn Yocum said...

I especially love the pic with the neighbors all coming out, but they are all wonderful!

JoAnn said...

I love your list, and your pictures are beautiful. How wonderful! Your kids are so. sweet.

mom2six said...

Amazing pictures, grace-filled words.

Maureen said...

Promise of spring sneaking from under winter's breath: really like #83.

Stephani said...

beautiful thoughts and beautiful photos.

Melissa Brotherton said...

Thank you! Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Thank you for the list that reminds me to be grateful for the multitude of small blessings that can go unnoticed throughout my day! I love this.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Gorgeous words to go with equally gorgeous pictures. I love #84!

Cassandra Frear said...

I love the snow photos. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

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