I am here today to take you on a little photo tour of our home in everyday real life. I am here as a simple wife, mother, and homemaker striving to live and treasure each and every moment. I am learning to grasp and seek out the treasured gifts in each day as they fly by my oft absent eye. I long for eyes to see.
And as I open my lens each picture captured is another gift bestowed to me. As I begin this scavenger hunt, my heart leaps within me to discover the joy around me. True joy results from looking beyond the mundane to see the beautiful.
“Wherever you are, be all there. It is only possible in the posture of eucharisteo (thanksgiving). Give thanks and see God. Full attention slows the current. Simplicity is a matter of focus. That keeps the focus simple.” – Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
“The joy of God is the human being fully alive. And the life of the human consists in beholding God.” - Arasmus
Where do I behold God? How can I enter into His very presence in each moment? By seeing Him radiated in everything around me.
“It is up to each of us to set the example, to show by our actions our respect for intimacy, contemplation, and wonder. This is perhaps the greatest legacy we can bestow on our children: the capacity to be enchanted by the quiet gifts of everyday life.” – Katrina Kennison, Mitten Strings for God
And thus my gift list continues….
#357 – Little girl dressing up like a bride
#358 – The sweet helpfulness of 2 year old hands
#359 – Spring sun peeping through the clouds
#360 – Titus singing so beautifully on pitch without words
#361 – Blowing kisses to daddy
#362 – Titus making sure Daddy doesn’t forget to kiss Mommy goodbye
#363 – Little musicians strumming and banging to make music
#364 – For the daily workout of two stories of stairs
#365 – For a pile of dishes in the sink showing our bellies are full
#379 – Sketches across stone walkway
#380 – First blossoms of spring on the trees
“When I stop speeding through life, I find the joy in each days doings, in the life that cannot be bought, but only discovered, created, savored, and lived.” – Katrina Kennison
And thus the journey of savoring every moment continues…cultivating thankfulness, the key to the fullest life.