aiming for a quiet life...

here is where i collect my thoughts and count my blessings.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

52. sleeping late
53. reading a book recommended by a friend

54. watching Everybody Hates Chris and laughing out loud with my family
55. no matter how many times we take the ferry ride the views are still breathtaking
56. experiencing a rocky beach for the first time

57. finding a blanket/tablecloth in a little store for only 2.50 and enjoying a picnic for one on the beach!
58. meditating on the words to Be Thou My vision
59. having a man older than me address me as 'Miss Alida' brought to mind the fact that moms have been training their children to polite and respectful for generations
60. laughing out loud in real life with real friends
61. hand written Mother’s Day notes with flowers attached

62. holding my passport with my new Russian visa inside and knowing that it represents the prayers of many people being answered.
63. knowing that all that has transpired for us over the past two months were already planned out by God for us to experience and as a friend said "this was not God's Plan B".
64. earrings and bracelet from Spencer…precious gifts for Mother’s day to commemorate our time here in Istanbul


  1. Number 59 made me smile. When I visited America earlier this year, I couldn't get over being addressed as "miss Zoe" by so many people, it's not something we do over here in England.

  2. What a beautiful list...and lovely bracelet. I hope you have a blessed week.

  3. Praise God for blessings abound today! The gifts are lovely :) Happy Mother's Day!

  4. UKZoe- it is definitely an American thing :-)

    MaryB-Thanks for the blessing!!

    Crystal- Happy Mother's Day to you too!!

  5. Wonderful to visit here. Thanks for sharing a lovely list!


  6. Jennifer,
    Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. I so enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd's book. The bracelet is beautiful. Thanks for your comment today.

  8. Thank you mom2six! I am so glad that you stopped by :-)

  9. Alida,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your list is lovely, full of faith. I'm grateful along with you!