July Farewell: Friday's Fave Five

Friday July 29, 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!

If you're visiting from the MOB Boy Mom Blog Hop, why not join us? FFF is a great way to count your blessings, no matter what kind of week you've had.

Here are my favorites from this week:

1. A great campaign, a great purpose.
Show Hope is an organization that provides homes for waiting children through adoption aid grants and provides medical care for orphans with special needs. Show Hope was founded by Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth. A donor has promised to donate $1 for every new “like” on Show Hope’s Facebook page between now and August 10th. It’s an easy way to help a great organization. Check out Show Hope’s Facebook page here. Help them by liking them.

2. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen the announcement earlier this week—Aiden, my grandson, is walking! He chose his parents’ 5th anniversary to take his first steps. Look at this!

3. Seems a bit trivial in light of my other faves, but my new lights. My sweet husband remembered my offhand comment that I could use more light for reading in two places in the house. The other day he came home with two new lights for me and they’re great! (So is he, by the way…)

4. Family visit. I mentioned last week that our #3 son just landed his first teaching job and got his new apartment. He and a very special young lady are coming to see us this weekend, and we’re excited! He graduated in Kentucky and then stayed there to work and interview for jobs all summer, so we’re glad to have him home for a short visit before the school year starts.

5. A quote. I mentioned the MOB Boy Mom BlogHop earlier, and while cruising around visiting boy moms, I found a great quote in honor of the Boy Mom BlogHop week.

“A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.” (Allan Marshall Beck)

Hope you all have a great week ahead--stay cool!


Clella said...

Laura, the best one is the Lights! A good man is hard to find. Seriously I always read your Friday Faves. Love you Clella

Angela said...

Love the quote! That's a keeper. :)

Lisa notes... said...

Aiden is walking. Wow! Seems like he was just born. He is precious. Aren’t you thankful for video!

Lynette said...

Many thumbs up for Show Hope. We are advocates of adoption.

Unknown said...

I admire Stephen Curtis Chapman for his music and his ministry and wish for the best for Show Hope, but I am not on Facebook or I would go over there and "like" it 100 times.

Anonymous said...

What a cute video!

It's so special when our guys pick up on something and take care of it unasked. Very thoughtful!

Hope you have a great weekend with your son and his friend.

LOVE that quote!

Jerralea said...

You got to love when a husband pays attention to offhand comments!

I can't believe Aiden is walking ... wasn't he born just a little while ago?

Love that quote!

Catherine said...

I love the MOB society. I hope I get a chance to look at all some of the posts this weekend. I love the quote. Boys.. LOL! Gotta love them! Look at your little grandson, walking!

Isn't it nice to have a thoughtful husband? I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your son and his beau.

Karen said...

Awww, love that video! Hope your weekend seems to stretch forever while your kids are home. :) Love that, "future with a frog in its pocket." Great!

Jean Wise said...

Great video and love the quote. That should be a wall plaque for all boy moms. Market that, Laura.

And the loving thing your hubby did. how sweet.

Willow said...

Great quote about boys--and oh so true! I know you're enjoying the visit of #3 son and his friend this weekend--cherish each moment.

Faith said...

wow...your grandson is walking....he's early, right? he's not a year yet is he?? seems like he was just born! and yay for new lights and the hubbies who surprise us! Enjoy your weekend....

Susanne said...

Way to go Aiden! That's always a fun milestone. Mom and Dad better lace up their running shoes now! :vD

What a sweet surprise your hubby gave you. Enjoy your weekend with your son!

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