Thursday Thirteen #3

Thirteen Things I'll Cherish Forever
1. A Christmas gift from my husband he bought in Bahrain. It is a small ornamental box that contains gold, frankincense and myrrh.
2. A stuffed Noah's Ark pillow, complete with animals, that all three of my kids made while I was away on business.
3. A necklace made of pumpkin seeds painted different colors that my grandmother gave me when I was eight.
4. The look on my husband's face when I walked down the aisle to be his bride. He made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world and still does!
5. Getting a phone call from our caseworker letting us know she had two precious girls ages 3 1/2 and 5 that she knew would be a perfect fit for my husband and I!
6. Getting a phone call the day before we officially adopted our daughters wondering if we would be interested in adopting their brother. Of course we said YES! Now our family was complete.
7. Hearing my kids call me Mom for the first time and really meaning it.
8. Waking up at 6:00 am to visit with my grandmother while she made breakfast. I was always amazed how she could make homemade biscuits by measuring the ingredients with her hands and not a measuring cup. They were perfect everytime!
9. Feeding the giraffes at Binder Park Zoo for the first time. I think giraffes are just the coolest and could watch them for hours.
10. My friendship with my bestest friend, Karen. I can't put into words how much she means to me, but I am sure you all have a girlfriend that you feel the same way about.
11. The Donny & Marie Osmond show. I know, I know, it's weird, but having arthritis as a kid there were many long weeks of feeling terrible, but I always looked forward to watching their show and escaping reality, even if only for an hour.
12. A Noah's Ark shadow box my husband made from scrap metal. It is in the shape of an ark and I put my Noah's Ark Christmas ornaments from Hallmark on it. It's really cool!
13. My mom's Scofield Bible. She's had it since I was a little girl and there are so many notes in there from her devotions or from different sermons. I could look at it for hours and hours.


Nikkie said...

Great list, some truly wonderful gifts!

Dane Bramage said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories. And thanks for stopping by my T13.

Missi said...

That is a great list! Some
wonderful gifts on there!

Happy TT!

Thank you for visiting me!

Southern Girl said...

What wonderful memories you have to cherish! Thanks for sharing them and for visiting my TT! :)

Laura said...

what wonderful treasures! you can tell how much they mean to you reading this list. thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my tt this week.