Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More than Turkey and Dressing.

Okay, I'm back to blogging. Sorry for the delay. Way too much going on. It's almost Thanksgiving and I've been giving some thought to my own list of blessings. So, here goes:

I am thankful for . . .
  • sweatshirts in November.
  • peaches in cobbler.
  • a good cup of coffee beside a fireplace.
  • the fun of just tossing around the football in the backyard.
  • sitting in my recliner watching Mizzou beat Kansas really bad.
  • four big brothers who still hug and still watch out for the kid, even when I'm 47.
  • three sisters (older, not bigger) who still cook my favorites. (Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with nuts.)
  • my Mom, who made a big deal out of my Punt, Pass, and Kick trophy and still believes in me today.
  • my Dad, eighteen years absent from us, and still he speaks to me and shows me the way.
  • warm apple pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • listening to my son ask the Thanksgiving blessing.
  • spiffy running shoes that keep this big old guy on the trail.
  • a 14 year old daughter with Mufasa hair, my own strange sense of humor, and a smooth left-handed jumpshot.
  • a one of a kind 17 year old son who is Arnold, Napoleon, and Chuck all rolled into one and has already mastered the art of friendship.
  • a college boy who is more of a man and more of a minister with each passing day.
  • a warm, wonderful wife who is always there when I reach for her.
  • a partner in my work who I would trust with my life.
  • the lump in my throat that still comes when I turn on my mic, step to the pulpit, open my Bible, and look into the faces of my people.
  • maybe one more little sliver of apple pie with a little scoop of vanilla.
What about you? Write 'em down and let your blessings know what a blessing they are. Add your list if you like.

1 comment:

Brandon Wallace said...

Drew,

What great things to be thankful for. It's good to see those things every day..keeps you humble and content.

I'm mostly thankful for knowing that God is great...all the time!!

And to hear my little boys voice yell "Daddy" as he comes running to me with open arms. God's everyday miracles.

We're also thankful for a spiritual leader who guides us everyday whether he knows it or not..Thank you Drew

Brandon and Heather Wallace