Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grace--why do I forget?

I often forget. Forget to give grace to myself. I give it to others (most of the time). I know God gives it to us all. But to cut myself some slack? It goes against my grain.

Last night I had just posted my 100th blog post (there's a giveaway--check it out!) and it was time to at least think about hitting the sack. Hubby asked me if I was ready for bed and what I said was..."But I haven't done my thankful post yet!!"

You see, I recently made a commitment to myself and all of blogland that I was joining Ann Voskamp in documenting 1000 gifts, and would post some of those gifts each Monday. It was Monday. I needed to post my thankful post!

Hubby wisely said, "Be thankful for grace. Grace says you can do your thankful post tomorrow." He was right. Thanks, honey.

So here are a few of my 1000 gifts from this week:

52. An unexpected kiss and "I love you" from my 13 year old Pickle.

61. An unexpected visit with Betsy. Betsy was one of my RAs in the 90s when I worked as a Residence Director. I'm not supposed to have favorites, but Betsy was a favorite. Since leaving college she has married and adopted two beautiful kids from China. Betsy and her family were in Colorado for the weekend from California and Betsy and her daughter found a few hours to spend with us! What a delight to see this friend after many years.

68. A peek at my new niece or nephew! My sister Kerry is pregnant again after the devastating loss of sweet Sadie in April. Kerry is due in early August and I couldn't be happier for this first glimpse of the little wiggle worm!

69. I'm off the hook! I had been subpoenaed to testify in court tomorrow against my neighbor. (yuck!) It was awkward and I was dreading it. The lawyer called today and said they weren't going to need me after all! Happy Dance!!

Well, there. I feel better. I've shared a few of my 1000 gifts. It's OK that I did it on Tuesday.

And today I am unwrapping the everyday gift of a hubby who is able to set me straight sometimes. And the reminder he is of Grace.


Sharone said...

I love when husbands make wives be good to themselves! An awkward phrasing, but I'm sure you know what I mean. :)

Also, I'm so glad you don't have to testify against your neighbor. I've been praying for you! What a relief for you!

All in all, I love your Tuesday gifts and your things to be thankful for. :)

JoAnn said...

what a sweet list! I am behind on my blogging for today, so your reminder to give myself grace was timely! Thanks! and thanks for you're kind comment on my page.

Karen said...

Grace to oneself. I love it. It actually goes along with a book I just read, Pure Pleasure (reviewed on my blog.) I have a hard time swallowing being nice to myself and this book addressed that, and you just affirmed it. Whew!

Jami said...

I love your list...but I especially love your gift of grace to yourself. I need to remember to grant grace to myself more often as well.

What a wonderful husband you have!

Theta Mom said...

The gift of grace, perfect! And thanks for finding me again Dawn! Yay! :)

Christina Lee said...

ooh good ones--now thinking about mine--thanks!

Kim said...

Great list. I love ultrasound pictures. :-)

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