Here are some favorites from the last couple of weeks:
1. An engagement! My son Andrew and his fiancée Tiffany will be getting married this summer. A second girl in the Groves family—we’re so excited. And what a sweet and special one she is. Here’s a picture of the happy couple, ring and all, right after he asked and she said yes!
2. My surprise trip. This I could go on and on about. My hubby whisked me off to NYC, where we stayed for two nights and saw two shows. Then we took a train to a little bungalow on a lake for two more nights. It was fun, it was restful, it was oh-so-special! I got to see some fall foliage. The picture above is the lake we could see from the bungalow.
3. The best leaf picture I’ve seen. My oldest son sent me this one of Aiden the other day. I call it Pure Autumn Joy!
4. Aforementioned husband. You know, the one who planned the surprise trip. We had a great time together. We’ve had a great time together for years, but now our nest is a bit quieter and emptier. We do miss the craziness and little boys underfoot, but we’re acquiring a new appreciation for this stage, too.
5. This quote:
“It’s a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.”(Madeleine L’Engle)
Important discovery, that—what is sand and what is rock. I’m holding onto that rock!
I’ll be jumping back into posting about rest soon. We’ll get to 31 days sooner or later…
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