Monday, May 23, 2011

1000 Gifts - THEY ARRIVED...

 I am having the time of my life right now with my parents here visiting from the States, hence the lack of posts!  We are just reveling in the time to have together.  I am thankful for Godly parents who love my children, my husband, me and most of all the Lord Jesus Christ!

1000 gifts continued....
41.  My parents visiting us in Ecuador
42.  Late night chats
43.  The privilege of prayer
44.  watching the kids involved in sports activities
45.  back rubs
46.  date nights
47. new friends
48.  old friends
49.  yummy food
50. songs to sing to praise the Lord
51.  Christian radio stations available online (K-Love, The WORD FM, The FISH 95.9)
52.  people to help us out in this new city
53.  encouraging emails
54. SKYPE to keep in touch with family and friends
55.  receiving mail
56.  the privilege to worship with other believers
57.  the joy of opening the Word with others
58.  my mom and dad
59.  watching my dad involved in the community here during his trip
60.  watching the kids play with their grandparents

There is something completely awesome when you see the long-awaited plane landing.....
Then as we stand and gaze out the large glass walls, watching each passenger disembark the plane, anxiously waiting for my parents to step off.  Listening to the children whisper, "Is that them?"  "Will they be next?"  "What do you think Nana will be wearing?  And Grandpa?"  Anticipation, excitement, tears of joy . . . and then you see them .....Grandpa and Nana......

and you whisper a prayer of thanks to the Lord for His blessings in your life.


  1. This made me cry! LOVE it! I know you are having the most wonderful time. I am so glad you can spend time with them. Parents are a joy for sure. I could never leave mine and I am SO thankful God hasn't asked me too. PHEW!

    Your Dad was such a great example to me when I was in college. I loved his positive attitude and his constant encouragement. I think he is one of the greatest men I have ever known.