#58 notes to "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" played accurately at her piano recital... and it was just lov-e-ly!
#59 no accidents, no diapers - ALL DAY LONG... 2nd day in a row!
#60 big bunches of red, seedless grapes
#61 dinner at Grandma's house
#62 being available to babysit two sweet little girls
#63 listening to the thunder and the rain
#64 spur of the moment decision to go watch a softball game - and remembering to bring blankets to shield from the cold west wind
#65 a playground for little ones; big ones who mostly cheerfully supervised little ones on said playground.
#66 banana bread - made with oatmeal
#67 being asked to join in for a field trip; not being able to but seeing the delight when Grandma was asked, said she could go and realizing that that was actually the better plan.
#68 newly "composed" song by a second grader
#69 when God answers my prayers that my kids get caught in their disobedience... even when it is a little embarrassing for the parents.
#70 grocery shopping dreams to laugh about once I'm awake
#71 library books that can be renewed on-line
#72 that other countries are taking the missionary challenge seriously, and reaching the world for Christ when our own country seems wrapped in materialism.
#73 Hearing this statement (somewhere): "The church is God's Plan A. There is no Plan B," and "thankfullerest" that God is providing for our return to W. Africa.
#74 eskimo kisses given and received...
#75 ice cream sandwiches
#76 hot coffee on a cold, rainy afternoon#77 little voices cheering for their daddy in the morning - 'cause he bought donuts for a breakfast surprise on the 10th last day of school this year
#78 visiting niece and her boyfriend who find Mario Kart almost as entertaining as the little man
#79 grandparents who like to share oreo cookie ice cream with their littlest grandkids.
#80 church youth groups
#81 footballs and frisbees flying
#82 tween-almost-teen looking forward to her first professional manicure
#83 Holy Spirit prompted, surprising ideas to economize
#84 OCM and how it is working
#85 son and daughters who aren't afraid to speak their mind and the opportunity to teach them how to do so... gently, teachably and respectfully
#86 laundry and the time it offers to "think on these things"
#87 potential expectations and the hopeful, while not yet completely sure, anticipation and dreams they encourage
#88 college program that sees itself as a ministry
#89 little girls who like to sit on their mattress in the corner of the bedroom and play with the blankets
#90 all night snuggles with a sweet, sick baby (not that she was sick, but that God brought the occasion to have a long and uninterrupted snuggle that I would not have taken otherwise)
#91 children's wonder at the diversity of God's creation: present marveling includes lightening bugs and arapaima
(original arapaima photo at: Animal Planet, River Monsters page)