Friday July 20, 2012
It’s been a busy week! We’re gearing up to take Andrew, our son, back to Kentucky soon, so there’s lots to do. But it’s a happy busy.
I'm linking up today with Susanne of Living to Tell the Story for Friday's Fave Five.
Here are my favorites for this week:
1. Sweet neighbors. We run in and out to physical therapy and doctor appointments and don’t spend a lot of time standing out in the heat to talk. I miss that. But we have some neighbors who have been so sweet during this time. One shared with my husband today that she saw Andrew walking to the car with a cane and just had to go share his recovery with a friend on the phone. She reminded us that she’d been praying for Andrew. Means so much.
2. Family! Bundled up in the trip will be an opportunity to travel with another of our sons and to see Aiden, his sweet mom, my mom, and some close family friends. It’ll be great. So much to look forward to.
3. Good news for a writer friend. She’s not ready to share publicly yet, but things are looking very good for a book contract. She is one of those writers who really works at her craft, and she's so incredibly talented. I’m so excited for her! I’ll share more as soon as I can.
4. A husband who says, “How can I help you?” Just tonight as I was cleaning up the kitchen, he asked. He’s always been such a servant, a man of action. We heard a great sermon last Sunday about having an attitude of service in the family—I posted on it earlier this week.
5. This quote:
“God gives His gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them.” (C.S. Lewis)
Sometimes our lives are so filled up…with just stuff. It seems so important and, in a second, we see it’s just really not. We don’t always ask for those times—ask to be emptied. But I’m thinking we really should. When all the “stuff” is stripped away, it’s just amazing to me what we see of Him. That’s my big thanks for the last six months.
Wishing you a happy week,