Friday December 2, 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 from this week...and last!
1. Thanksgiving. I haven’t posted since we got home, so I just have to tell you what an awesome time it was! We had all the boys under one roof, and the food and fellowship were just great. It took us two days to drive to Kentucky and two more days to drive back home to Florida, but it was worth every second. And driving, talking, listening to books on CD and Christmas music was fun for us, too. And spending time with the girls in a couple of my boys’ lives was great. It’s so nice to have more ladies around the family, and these two are VERY special. And then there was…
2. Aiden. Oh, my sweet little grandson. He’s almost fifteen months old, and such a bundle of fun. Wakes up so happy and sweet. We got to rock and sing every night before he went to bed. We read books and played trucks together. It was so hard to leave.
3. Our Georgia Christmas tree. Yes, we stopped in Georgia at a Christmas tree farm, cut down a tree, and brought it back to Florida with us! It was a fun adventure and it’s a nice fat, full tree – my favorite kind. (Here it is, in its natural habitat.)
4. Watching my students perform. Our yearly Madrigal Dinner is coming up next week, and we’re in the thick of rehearsals and preparation. I write the script each year, and I can’t tell you what a joy it is to see your words come to life on stage. My kids are so funny and creative – they give the script life! They have fun on stage, and I love watching them having a good time.
5. A quote.
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
It’s funny how words grow on you, how life and experience work on their meaning. I’ve read this quote before, and I liked it. But these days, I think about the wealth of what I have seen – the depth of happiness, sadness, joy – and I begin to see how that that does indeed teach me to trust Him for all I have not seen. Reading One Thousand Gifts again has helped me remember how to be thankful and how much there is to be thankful for.
Wishing more trust – and thankfulness – for you this week.