Thursday, April 5, 2007

These are a few of my favourite things....

Almost daily, I thank God for my hearing. What a different world it would be for me if I could not hear my favourite things...
and this is a VERY long list.... (I could NEVER write them here are a few)

I love the sound of my daughter singing. She loves to sing any song. Oft times she just makes up her own. " I love my mama, and my daddy too...but I love Jesus best of all." The sound of a pure, genuine love for God. (Why WOULDN"T we sing of our love for Jesus??)

I love the sound of my son learning new words, and putting these words into sentences...I beam when he reads (memorizes) books-- "Siny an bight (Shiny and bright) Keen cah (Clean Car)" The sound of a mind soaking up all it can get..everything he hears. The sound of growth.

I love the sound of thunder in the middle of the night. Waking up to a rainstorm is pure joy to me. The sound of the wonder of this world God made.

I love the sound of children playing. Screaming, laughing, crying... The sound of relationship, of peace, of love.

I love the sound of my neices (Katie) laughter... It comes right from her "gut" though nothing else has ever been so funny. It makes you laugh, even it it wasn't the slightest bit funny. It brings me to tears knowing she has joy in her mixed up world.

I love the sound of my father singing. A bit off key, a pitch to high, but the sound of a man that has come SO far, has taught me so much and has the love of Jesus deep down. (Why WOULDN"T we sing of our love for Jesus???)

But tonight, I love the sound that is coming from upstairs. The sound of a father and his children. The sound of a very tired man (after a VERY long week) and two needy, longing children to be with their daddy....
"I'm going to get you......AHHHHH!!"
A scream of pure joy..
"No you aren' daddy..." giggles all around

Then a book. One of each child's choice.

Then the sound of 3 voices mingled together..
"Our father"
"Who aught in heaven"
"halow be name"
The POWER (the voices get louder)
The GLORY (and louder)
FOREVER AND EVER....(now they are shouting)

Does it get any better than this?

Thank you Lord for being able to hear your blessings.


Joy said...

you and your family are two of my favorite things. blessings, my friend. I love you!

Rhonda said...

A resounding YES and AMEN!! Those are wonderful sounds! It doesn't get any better than that! Hearing God's blessings and knowing you are blessed. Thank you Jesus for Your sounds of love and peace.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! You made my eyes tear and my heart smile with joy!
I love how you write.

And then of course, I really smiled, thinking of your dad singing...... there is no one in the world who can sing like him. He always makes me smile. Thanks for reminding me of some precious things!

Love you

Holly said...

You are blessed. I rejoice with you!

Sue said...

That is just precious! I enjoy your writing.

Shari said...
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Shari said...

A wonderful read as usual. I think it was Julie Andrews that sang a song about ....These Are a Few of My Favorite could have this playing with you blog...or maybe not!


Roxanne said...

I am so glad that while you are in this really busy stage of life you are taking the time to reflect and enjoy the little things.

One of my favourite things is the sound of the coffee maker in the morning!

Patti's Passion said...

I love listening to your life(read) and the adventures of your children. Some of your writings are so....just what I need to remember the little things. Thank you for being a blogger and sharing.

Williams Family Blog said...

Thank you Amy,

After a long busy weekend that was just what I needed to read.


Anonymous said...

hey your favorite things brought tears to my eyes your a great family

jen said...

your favorite things brought tears to my eyes i think your family is awsome blessings on all of you