Friday November 30, 2012
I’ve been away ever so long – from this spot, that is.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you, and it will be fun to check in with my FFF friends again.
So much to be thankful for after a great Thanksgiving. I’m linking up with Susanne for Friday’s Fave Five today. Click on over to join us!
Here are my favorites from the last couple of weeks:
1. Seeing family. What a blessing that we could see three of our four sons and visit my mom, my college roomie, and see my sister, too. We had the entire Thanksgiving week, so we drove and drove. It was great.
2. Having family across the country. One son was all the way across the country, but we’re so thankful he had an extension of the Groves family to celebrate with in California! So nice to know he was happy and with family. We’ll get to see him at Christmas.
3. Christmas music. My absolute favorite of the season. I wait until Thanksgiving, but then all bets are off – it’s all Christmas music, all the time. And this Thanksgiving, my youngest son and hubby installed something great in my car that makes listening even easier. It’s great!
4. My students. I’m really proud of them right now…some great essays written and some great projects just shared. I even got some praise out of non-readers for the books they read! And the cast of our Madrigal dinner? They make my day as we rehearse after school. In fact, they crack me up. Love them.
5. A quote:
“The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” (C.S. Lewis)
None of us chooses those hard things—defeat, suffering, struggle, loss, and a hard way out. But what blessings on the other side of them! We’re seeing that firsthand in our son Andrew right now, who’s living this testimony, and it’s spilling over on those around him. We serve a God who redeems those times, who brings light from darkness.
Wishing you lots of light this week,