Monday, August 29, 2011

Thousand Gifts 504-542

Rory's first official soccer game was Saturday, and it was a blast. I mean, they got completely killed to the tune of 20-something to 1, but it was fun to watch anyway. The only way to go from here is up, right? And Rory was the one who scored the single, solitary goal. We got there a little early to see Emma's game, and I have to say that Saturday morning at the soccer field is kinda fun. We followed it up with ice cream cones from McDonald's to celebrate the goal. Rory wanted to know if she scores 2 goals next week if she gets 2 ice cream cones. :)

So my goal this season to somehow capture some good soccer action shots. If you look closely, you can see her tongue sticking out. She runs flat out the whole time, and the tongue is always out. Let's just call her the next Michael Jordan. In little Asian girl soccer form.

And, yes, she was that red, hot, and sweaty! It's hard work to play soccer.

504. "His eye is on the sparrow"
505. enough money to pay the bills (don't we all just sort of take this for granted a little too often?)
506. Rory's chatter
507. Camden's sincerity
508. tears
509. a "date" with Rory
510. Mandy
511. breakfast in bed
512. Chex cereal
513. pretty thank you cards
514. emails from new friends
515. choosing to see
516. successful preview service at Clearview
517. soccer practice
518. "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7
519. colorful crayons in a bowl
520. making new connections
521. watching Rory's determined face as she plays soccer
522. the Sharks
523. hearing Camden cheer Rory on
524. Emma's cute voice asking for Rory
525. church
526. lunch with Andrea
527. water flavored with fruit
528. the sound of Brian, Camden, and Rory wrestling in the other room
529. the screams of sheer fun that come from using the hose and water on each other on the trampoline
530. doing my own cooking
531. successful dentist visits
532. insurance
533. compliment of "beautiful" from a very unexpected source
534. insurance case managers who call to check in
535. May this be your experience; may you feel that the Hand which inflicts the wound supplies the balm, and that He who has emptied your heart has filled the void with Himself. - James Hudson Taylor
536. a reflector
537. pretty pictures
538. "Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name, Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you." Psalm 33:20-22
539. a family walk
540. the feel of Rory's hand in mine during church
541. fresh whole wheat bread
542. Guy Meets Gal-Vaston nail polish


thewonderfulhappens said...

Love that she scored the one and only goal. Go Rory!

Christine said...

Way to rock it Rory!!

I love that post-game photo... so cute!

Joyce said...

I really love reading your Thousand Gift list...makes me more aware of all there is to be thankful for. I so appreciate the scriptures and the quote from James Hudson Taylor.

Elizabeth Frick said...

I'm glad that mine aren't the only Koreans who sweat profusely :)