Falling for Fall: Friday's Fave Five

Friday September 24, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's time to look back at the blessings of the week.

Thanks to Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for hosting Friday's Fave Five. Be sure to visit her if you'd like to join in.

All of you FFF Faithful out there, just know I'll be around late this time. I'll be doing a lot of baby holding during the usual FFF time this weekend!

1. Fall. I heard about the harvest moon on the news tonight and I keep reading about the nip in the air where most of you are ... so Fall must be here. I'll be glad to experience a touch of it this weekend.

2. A book signing. I had my first one last Sunday. It was so nice -- beautiful red roses on the table, books stacked up. I didn't attract the crowds John Grisham does, but I figure if one more mom is encouraged, I'm happy.

3. Daily encouragement. Not a day goes by at school that someone doesn't say, "I bought your book" or "I'm getting your book for my sister." I've had two students bring the book to get it signed! Much of the daily encouragement comes from my dear hubby, and I'm so thankful for him and his support.

4. Baby news. Little Aiden seems to sleeping for longer stretches and giving his mom and dad a break once in a while, which is great. He has gained well this week, and his dad is blogging with a picture a day -- I love it!

5. A Rudyard Kipling quote.

What you do when you don't have to
determines what you will be when you can no longer help it.

"What you do when you don't have to" calls mothers to mind. There is much we do that we are not forced to -- tasks borne out of sheer love. According to Kipling, those of us who operate from a base of love now will ever have it in our lives. I love that thought.

Look for my comments ever-so-late, FFF Faithful. But thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week ahead.


Melissa said...

Enjoy your baby-holding! I'm so happy to hear that Aiden is doing well and sleeping for longer stretches.

Great news about your book, too--both the book-signing and the encouragement!

alicia said...

Enjoy snuggling that precious new baby! Great favorites!
Have a blessed weekend...

Unknown said...

Pictures?! There are pictures, and you're not sharing.

Holy hugs.
- Sydney

Anonymous said...

No nippy weather here yet, but it is not quite so blisteringly hot as it was a few weeks ago. I am looking forward to those nips!

Were you nervous at your book signing? I would be! I received your book from Amazon and have it on my Fall Into Reading list.

Have fun baby-holding!

Karen said...

Ah, a new "grandma!" Soak up every minute. Love the quote there, too.

Victoria said...

How can you dangle a baby over my head and not show me??? How cruel! ;)
I hope you enjoy your time with the family!
Oh, and I love your choice in quotes--as usual!

Lisa notes... said...

I hope fall comes around my neck of the woods soon. Glad you’ll get a touch this weekend.

What a blessing that you had your first book signing! Way to go, Laura! I’m so happy for you. I know God will do great things with you and your book. What a blessing you will be to many.

Faith said...

Congrats on your book signing! That is awesome...I am definitely recommending your book to my small group. Our first meeting was last night and I shared about your book as we have 2 moms with just boys! Great list and enjoy that grandbaby!!

berrypatch said...

So nice to see another mom of boys! I have three of my own - only sons. It's a unique experience that's for sure! Stopping by as part of FFF! ;-)

berrypatch said...

Oh & after checking out your book on Amazon, I bought it. ;-) I need all the help I can get to raise these three sons of mine!

Islandsparrow said...

There is nothing better than baby cuddling! Enjoy every precious moment!

Congratulations on the book signing - that would be so exciting!

Happy weekend Laura!

Brenda said...

Your first book signing, how exciting!

Love the quote, and its so true. . kind of sobering.

Karyn said...

Visiting your grandbaby? I'm impressed that you have found any time at all for FFF! Enjoy him - and watching your own baby be a dad......it's a wonderful time and reflects on the way you raised him.

I join in the clamor for photos!!! I've only seen the first one.... hope you come away from the visit with plenty for us!

And congrats on the book signing! I am going to recommend your book to my daughter's childhood friend who just had her 4th boy

Susanne said...

Hmmmm, new grandbaby holding, blogging, new grandbaby holding, blogging. I would say that grandbaby holding wins out by a mile, at least. Enjoy all the holding you can squeeze in this weekend! :v)

A book signing, how fun! And how neat that your students are bringing you books to get signed.

Susannah said...

Sounds like your book is a huge success. Congratulations!

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