28 September 2010

Tuesdays Unwrapped - All this

The last of the hot peppers have been sealed tight in salty vinegar water to heat our tongues some other day. Nothing from our harvest left to process but some carrots that want freezing, or shall I pickle some before the canner gets put away until next Fall?

I am rejoicing in the work that has been completed and the freedom from that work in the days to come. The season of gathering in is nearly over, the time of nesting soon upon us.

Because of where life was, I cherish ever more deeply where life is. The crunch of leaves underfoot, room to move, creatures that wander as they will on land they know as home.

And it is home to me as well, the exact spot where His hand settled me, with the man of His choosing.

My spirit breathes, my heart expands, and I pray I never lose this sense of awestruck wonder and gratitude.

For who am I Lord, that You would bless me with all this?

Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said: "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?"
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jasonS said...

Thanks for sharing you gratitude, Karin. Makes me grateful for all God's blessings in my life too. God is so great!

Thank you.

Unknown said...

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Thanks Karin!

Unknown said...

Reveling in awestruck wonder and gratitude for all of our many blessings we receive daily.

Thank you for the reminder and for sharing a glimpse into your blessings.

Lana said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment! I enjoyed very much so reading your blog post. It seems that your Rick is wonderful and your rural life is wonderful, too. We just a couple years ago moved from busy Washington, DC to Alabama. What a blessing! We're still considering going even more rural and buying a mini farm (I'm a farm girl!).
Your bounty of food is great! I wish we'd had a better garden yield this year, but am thankful for what we did have, though I was hoping to can more tomatoes. We're harvesting sweet potatoes soon!
Blessings, Lana

Polly said...

Fabulous blog, so glad to meet you! Blessings from a farm girl halfway across the continent!