The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

It’s been a week of tears, of feeling my own fragility. The earth shakes, the waters rise, and life goes on for some of us. I don’t know about tomorrow. And so, in light of life’s uncertainty, I will count my blessings and embrace them. I will not waste these gifts, they too precious.

Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked? When times are good, Be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other…” Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

one-eyed dogs and the thumb sucking boys who love them
New life in lifelessness and rust
tennis shoe wearing tractor drivers
white ways of delight
three year olds on giant pieces of farm equipment…cautious enough to buckle up first (like that would really improve the situation?!)
He has told me today that he will drive a motorcycle and a race car when he grows up. My prayer life expanded immediately.

happy handymen

family movie/living-room-picnic night

sushi (I know this has been on my list before, but I’m still not over it)
And finally, fluffy chicken bottoms…You saw it here first folks.

334-413 of my gratitude list…started here:

30 thoughts on “The Post Where I Admire Chicken Bottoms

  1. Yay for all of it and especially the chickey hineys. Whew, Girl! Been a rough week here, too! You did such a better job of turning your post toward gratitude. I love that about you: the happiness and lightness of being. Thank you for blogging. I am blessed to follow.


  2. The white way of delight took my breath away and, oh, how I love thumb-sucking boys! And, yes, Ecclesiastes speaks to us all so powerfully this week.


  3. I love the picture of the trees. And I hear ya on the increased prayers for little boys who want motorcycles. My toddler has a puzzle with one, and I constantly say, “We don't drive motorcycles,” with hopes that phrase will stick. šŸ™‚


  4. Beautiful perspective. My daughter has been suffering with poison oak on her face for a week, a week in which I ignored the rest of the world to focus on her relatively minor issue.

    She is now almost better.

    And so much of the world is still crooked.

    Thanks for these lovely pictures and your sweet, grateful words.

    We are blessed.


  5. “New life in lifelessness and rust.” I hear God speaking in this photo, and I want to make the most of my time, in light of life's uncertainties. On a lighter note, one of my hen's behinds looks like a c-h-r-y-s-a-n-t-h-e-m-u-m (very good, Anne Shirley)–the splay of her feathers, I mean. That's why her name is 'Chrysanthe-bottom'.


  6. i'm giggling at your expanding prayer life. all mothers of boys pray WELL.

    ps those fluffy bottoms are too good to be true. i want one.


  7. a) my first dog (my parent's first baby) was Scruffy the one eyed dog. šŸ™‚
    b)”white way of delight” sent a thrill right through me. You must have named it right.
    c) fluffy chicken bottoms made me guffaw out loud. And I thought dog bottoms trotting could be cute.


  8. I can't say that I like that verse very much :(. I don't like to think of God as responsible for both. But I do like your pics, the Anne reference and your creative thankfulness :).


  9. Joann, love your list and your pics. Oh, it looks like SPRING there! Now that's something to be thankful for!
    The chicken “boo-ta-tas” (as my daughter has termed them) are just delightful.
    I, too, love thumb suckers.


  10. I came over from JDaniel. What a wonderful writer you are!
    And I can certainly understand how your prayer life expanded. I have 4 teens – it is great for my prayer life:)


  11. Fluffy chicken bottoms — has to be the best gratitude I've read all day! Seriously, I'm so glad I stopped by. Your pictures were just precious, and your list even more so! Thank you so much for being a blessing to me! I needed this!


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