Saturday, January 22, 2011

Little Things (That aren't so little at all):

1.  Nora singing "Jesus Loves Me" at the top of her lungs while giving her stuffed animal dog Clover (thank you, Teagan) a bath.  A prayer for her to feel this love always.

2.  Grandma Aanonson's cowboy (err, cowgrandma) boots at the end of the hallway next to the rocking chair.  Oh, how I wish these beauties fit me...but I'm about 5 toes too big.  I'd be willing to trade 2 toes for these babies, but not 5.

3.   A new song, finger patterns like weaving and the sustain hums against my chest, capo'd on the 2nd fret.  That they are even called "frets."

4.  A call from Pastor and learning that dwarf apple trees will produce within 3-4 years after planting them. I don't know why I'm so excited about pruning those trees this year, but I am.  We've lost so many...

5.  Believing:  Someone will come to help you.

6.  Crying as Jacob and Esau met after so much betrayal, the kiss of mercy, the image of herd after herd of coming to Esau as a peace offering.  Take these goats.  And take these sheep.  These cattle, they too are yours.  Understanding that when we pray for help, the answer is often some sort of solution like the one Jacob came up with. Both brothers saying, "I can't accept your gifts.  I have enough."

7.  Realizing we are all just renters on earth.

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9.  Ray LaMontagne's voice as he sings "Who are we?"

1 comment:

  1. Oh man. These are little things that can grow the size of redwoods. Love the list.