Family: Friday's Fave Five

Friday May 13, 2011 Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!

Here are my favorites for this week:

1. Direct flights. Last week this time I was with the family. We had gathered to celebrate a college graduation, and it was great! A rare direct flight made it even better because I spent less time traveling and more time with the family.

2. Herbal Peppermint Tea -- a Mother's Day gift! My youngest gave me some wonderful loose-leaf herbal tea. The peppermint is so soothing. I just love it. (Thanks to the young lady in his life who helped him, too.)

3. Mother's Day Weekend. I don't know the last time we were all together for Mother's Day weekend, including my eighty-six year old mom. The trip was an adventure for her, but she got to see all of our family and watch a grandson graduate. It was an incredible weekend filled with hugs, tears, beautiful cards, hellos and goodbyes, and Aiden's giggles.

4. My graduate. Here he is -- my college graduate. That's the lovely young lady in his life next to him, and we got to spend a little time with her, too. (So sweet.) He's doing all the real-world stuff now, like interviews, apartment hunting and all that. We're so proud of him!

5. Thankfulness. Oh, just so much to be thankful for. No, this family isn't perfect and everything in life isn't easy, but I'm so thankful for boys who love Mom and Dad and the concept of family and each other and sweet girls and their Source. I've been thinking about that Source lately -- you know, the wellspring. Those broken cisterns run dry pretty quickly, but the joy from Him just keeps bubbling up. Come Monday, that'll probably be the subject of my post.

I joined the party a bit late today -- had a book to finish editing and Blogger was down on Thursday night. And last week I wasn't able to come greet as usual as we were "familying." But I'll be around this weekend to say hi. Hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Blessings on your week ahead.

13 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

Yea for direct flights! Congrats on your new college graduate too. It’s impossible to tell young moms how FAST the time flies between babies and graduates, but it definitely does.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Congrats on the college graduate.

Fondly,
Glenda

Our Village is a Little Different said...

How wonderful that you were all together to share your son's graduation. Family really is what's most important.

Willow said...

The best part of the week was certainly watching your boy graduate! Congratulations to him!

Kendal said...

a college grad! awesome. glad you had a great mother's day weekend. how many more days with students? we have 9.

Faith said...

What a special week you've had !! Huge congrats to your son for the college graduation....and how awesome your mother's day sounds!! Blessings to you and enjoy the weekend!!

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr. Mom) said...

I always love reading your Friday Favs. Congratulations to your son. What a wonderful week indeed :)

fruitfulwords said...

i got to meet my son's girlfriend last week. she too is sweet. i am very thankful for her as it sounds like you are for your son's girl friend.

love peppermint tea. always soothes me and makes my mouth think there is a party going on.

how awesome that you all got to be with your mom. makes the graduation that much sweeter, doesn't it?

glad you are back safe and sound.

Susanne said...

I love that term "familying".

Sounds like you've been getting lots of the family time this week and that is something to be thankful for, for sure. What a blessing that your sons have made their Momma proud.

Amy Sullivan said...

Laura,
So glad you got some good family time in, and a direct flight (insert heavy sigh), what's that? Good for you.

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Susan DiMickele said...

I am all over direct flights! Yeah! And tea is my newest passion.

Congrats on the graduate.

barbarah said...

I am late visiting FFF people -- we had a super-busy weekend.

I so love direct flights -- they get us there that much faster.

Congratulations to your graduate!

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