Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Starting my own "One Thousand Gifts"

It's been nearly 5yrs since I posted on this blog.  I didn't think I would ever get back to it.  I've been wracking my brain though, trying to find a journal that I have around here somewhere, and then wondered why I wasn't simply using my blog.  If I find the journal, or get one, I intend to start a hand written list as well, but for now this is an excellent outlet

Recently two of my out-of-state sisters visited for a week.  One had read "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp  and wanted to share the DVD series with us (my mother, three other sisters, and me.)  I was quite moved by it and have wanted to start my own one thousand gifts list.  I think I will attempt to do that here while perhaps writing a bit more of my "tangled yarn" as I go.

So here goes -

1.  The first and always best and most amazing gift is the love of my Lord, my God, my Father in Heaven who sent His only begotten Son to die for my sin!

2.  A surprise gift, a handmade silk scarf from Cambodia!

3.  A gorgeous bouquet of flowers from my sister's garden.

4. The desire to live again, despite the ongoing struggle with pain.

5. Inspiration for a new art project.

Much has changed in my life since I last posted!  I felt forced to move back to the rainy pacific northwest, though I didn't feel it was the best option for my health.  It has proven challenging to say the least.  God has worked out much good in it though, for which I am grateful!  I have made quite a few friends who I'd never have met without coming back here.  I still long for the relief of the South Carolina climate, but for now I thankful to be seeing the best in where I am.

I have not been knitting, which is strange after 5 or 6 years of going steady with yarn.  I'm sure it will come back at some point, but for now I keep busy with other things.  I play Minecraft.  I have been studying up on Beekeeping, in hopes of becoming a beekeeper.  I still listen to lots of audio books.  I do a little gardening.  I keep busy.

I hope to get in the habit of posting here regularly.