Sometimes we can get so bogged down and consumed with the cares of this world we forget the goodness of God. I have been reading Ann Von Camps blog at And have decided in order to have a better attitude I must live in gratitude. So I'm starting today to blog my 1000 gifts from God. Lily is doing this too so I'm going to post her list as well. 

1. my morning cup of coffee
2. Sam's sweet morning breath
3. my social worker Stephanie Williams
4. my Lily and her helpfulness
5. when Eli rubs my hand and face to fall asleep
6. the dark dreary day that God in His wisdom ordained today
7. Lily saying she's thankful I'm a Christian mommy
8. home-schooling my children
9. my husband that loves me unconditionally
10. the warmth that children bring to my home

Lily's gift list

1. I love mommy's snuggle's
2. thankful that I'm home-schooled
3. I'm thankful that I have two brother's 
4. I'm thankful that we have food
5. I thankful that Jesus made us
6. I'm thankful that I have a family
7. I'm thankful for my friends
8. I'm thankful that I go to gymnastics 
9. I'm thankful that I have a nice daddy and mommy
10. I'm thankful for my toys

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11