Thursday, December 11, 2008

Moments of Grace -- Several of Them

So I'm a little behind in my moments of grace. I promise I AM noticing them, even if I don't always post them here. Here are a few that really stick out from the past couple of days:

1. My first glass of eggnog of the season. With a little Captain Morgan's thrown in for good measure.

2. Sitting in the dark, with just the Christmas tree lit, looking at the lights.

3. Listening to the rain fall, pattering on the windows.

4. Watching a torrent of leaves fall, each one spiraling down individually.

5. A huge bank of clouds, reaching so high they looked like thunderheads. Except it's December.

6. Seeing the smile on Bubba's face and knowing how happy it's made him when I tell him that I've given him some money so he can shop in the Santa Shop at school.

(An aside, tonight while he was doing his homework he asked me what was my favorite thing to do. "Read," I replied. His eyes lit up and he looked like the cat that swallowed the canary. "I got..." he said, before Mr. Daddy cut him off with a "Don't tell her what you got her!" It looks like Bubba has inherited his uncle's inability to keep secrets!)

11 comments:

calicobebop said...

I love that look in their eyes too. I can't wait to read what he got you - sounds like he's pretty excited about it!

Leslie said...

Bless Bubba! I feel for you and his future wife if he's inherited his uncle's inability to keep secrets. I've only been surprised at Christmas a few times in all the years I've been married to your brother. {sigh} But he means well!

el-e-e said...

Aww! That is so cute! :) Andnow aren't YOU excited for Christmas morning!

ImpostorMom said...

I love that Bubba is already so excited about his gift to you. I get the same way! I almost always cave and we all open presents early cause I simply can't stand it anymore.

for a different kind of girl said...

Sitting in the dark with just the Christmas tree lights on is probably one of the high ranking things on my list of favorites. I even wrote my blog post last night with just the light of the tree and my laptop to guide me!

Fannie said...

GAH, you're putting me to shame! And the Saint would TOTALLY be with you on #1!

Dysd Housewife said...

OH the christmas tree in the dark thing..I love that!!

Laura said...

my one moment of grace today...your post, reminding me that it IS there...beneath the chaos, it really it is.

All Adither said...

I love that we can still enjoy holiday lights in a darkened room. :)

Debbie said...

What a sweetie! I have a hard time keeping a secret too when I think it is a good one.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh I LOVE this part of your posts!
I fondly remember giving my kids money for the Christmas store AND how intensely proud they were to give me my gifts. It was the BEST feeling.