Don't you love it when you think you have gotten all the crunchy toffee bits out of your favourite ice-cream and as you take your last bite you discover another unexpected bit of sweet crunchy joy? Those moments don't happen often but when they do- it is joy multiplied.
My youngest daughter is 10 days old. Today is her actual due date. Every time I look at her I am brought to the gratitude table. There are so many surprising things to be thankful for. I was not amazed to find that as she breastfed her cheeks puckered in and out making little hollow spaces in them. What amazed me was that when I removed her from the breast those hollow spaces in her cheeks were actually dimples. I screamed to my mother with sheer joy, "She has dimples!" What a sweet nugget of joy that moment brought. Something so small and so common brought me such unexpected happiness. I thank God for creating us in such a way that others can find joy in us as they discover more of us. I am also thankful that he knows us so well- he even knows about simple little dimples.
My Gratitude List #11 - #20
My newborn daughter
Sticking it Out
My "Chosen Extended Family"
Cold milk with warm baked goods
Tulips in my front yard
Flowers from Greg that filled the hospital room
What are the "dimple surprises" you are thankful for?
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Psalm 139 (The Message)