Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Favorites

It's time for Friday's Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.Looking back on the week, here are some favorite moments that come to mind:

1. This song at Xandra's place. Take a few moments and listen, and just feel the peace. It filled my heart.

2. Yesterday, Dan and I had our annual Christmas shopping day. The goal is to get some shopping done, come away with some concrete ideas, but most of all spend the day together, enjoying the anticipation of Christmas. At one point we had a "LOL moment" when we were looking at something in the store (can't give too many details or it will spoil a surprise), and both shared a moment of recognition that this is not what we wanted to buy. Our eyes met, opened wide, and we both had that Home Alone (as in the movie) look of "Nooooooo!" We shared a good laugh. Guess you had to be there.

3. The moments I took to hug my kids and feel their embrace.

4. The moment my dog knows that I'm awake in the morning. She sleeps in my son's room, and as soon as she's up, she comes and lies outside our bedroom door, which is closed. When she hears me moving about, I hear the thump, thump of her tail wagging against the door. I love it.

5. There were several moments this week that spoke to my heart in regards to some spiritual reading that I'm sharing with a couple of friends. I know, I'm being vague, and I really need to sort some of it out and share sometime. But, the moments were those that reinforced, or better yet, shed light on some of the lessons that we're learning. It's as though God was nodding and smiling at me, saying, "Now, you're getting it."

Thank you, Susanne, for encouraging me to look for the goodness. It's all grace.


Becky said...

What a great list Karen. It's so good to stop and enjoy the small things once in awhile. Our lives are made up a millions of them.

Lazy Daisy said...

I love those God moments when God hugs us and we know without a shadow of a doubt that this is just for us. I went shopping yesterday with my Mr. Wonderful (we play a game of what we need the least and usually focus on the same item at the same time...such fun and no cost involved!

Our cats sleep downstairs and start meowing the instant they hear us up. Animals love unconditionally. So sweet.

Nice to meet you. I loved your answers.

Thom said...

Was a great song to listen to. Thanks for stopping by my playground. Much appreciated. I can only hope the stores are open December 24th LOL. Have a great Friday and weekend ahead :)

Joanne said...

Love that thump-thump of the dog's tail. It's such a comforting image. We've started the Christmas shopping too, can't believe the Season is here!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the song! And having pets that love you and are always happy to see you...priceless!


Country Dreaming said...

Grace is a good thing to have but's hard to find.
Asking for help is good at this time.

Have a great weekend!


Brenda said...

What a cute story about your dog! Animals can be so comforting in those ways.

Love the song.

Jen said...

I love those moments when God says you are finally getting it....I love them! I make thins so difficult to figure out anyway....
I'm so glad you and hubby got out for the day. I love moments alone this. Good list....have a great weekend.

Inglesidemom said...

Isn't it amazing how the smallest of things like a thumping tail can fill our hearts with such thanksgiving? I feel that way each night when my poodle crawls to my feet then turns around and crawls right back up to say good night to me.

And yes - she was FABULOUS on the witness stand!!


Willow said...

Great FFFs. Love the dog's morning ritual of greeting you with the sound of a wag, wag. Those 'God moments' are awesome!

Susanne said...

Those special things our pets do really reach into our hearts, don't they?

The lyrics to that song are beautiful!