Dear and Precious Gifts

The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious. – Martin Luther

There is no greater heart than the one of the Giver. And I continue to count the gifts because He never ceases to give. – #1052 – 1074

After being apart for a whole week, God delivered the best gifts late last Sunday afternoon:

  • they’re finally home!
  • kissing in the parking lot
  • his scruffy face; quickly clean-shaven again
  • son telling me he missed me
  • listening to their stories and looking at the pictures they took
  • snuggled up next to my man – right where I belong
  • watching my man “geek out” over lichens on our fence
  • black-eyed susans

  • flowers that he brought in from the garden
Mid-week, our girls’ bible study met for the third time. And more blessings followed:
  • seeing these girls that I’ve known for years in a new light, a more personal light
  • already beginning to love them
  • From Head to Foot by Annie Downs
  • them staying late just because they were busy chatting
  • this opportunity to teach
  • a new friend for my daughter
  • daughter’s hand healing after an injury the previous week
  • already gearing up for school with band and sports practices beginning
  • fall sports schedules entered into our calendar; only one overlap of events
  • the topic of our church’s mid-week bible study
  • anticipating the excitement of autumn; still enjoying every bit of summer

In hope,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. Enjoyed your list Shelli. I also liked the photos, especially the first two!