Friday February 8, 2013
I do love a good story, don’t you?
My weekly fifth fave, a quote, speaks to that today.
I’m linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five, where we recount the week’s blessings.
This week’s favorites for me:
1. The weekend. I do look forward to it. I try not to lose the beauty of the weekday, but that lazy Friday evening beckons, and the Saturday morning pillow calls to me…and I sometimes long for the weekend! (she wrote on a Thursday night…)
2. Poetry. One of my loves, it is. I love to read it and dabble in it. Sunday’s sermon was about the Garden of Eden, and I came home and penned a little verse of my own: A Garden, a Fall, and a Taste of Redemption.
3. Blessings from the past. A year ago, when our son was so badly injured, we rushed to Kentucky. We had been there only one day when I got a call in the hospital room from the parent of a former student – from a number of years ago. They live in Lexington, the city Andrew was hospitalized in, and they heard about his accident and wanted to help. They offered a place to stay, they lent us a car for weeks…they were incredible. They have a physical therapy facility, and now they’re helping Andrew. Such an unexpected blessing. I’m so thankful for people like that.
4. A conversation. I got this one by text from my oldest son this week. It was accompanied by a picture of grandson Aiden on his play phone. My son recounted this:
ME: Who are you talking to, Aiden?
AIDEN: I talk to Grandmom.
Yeah, that’s me. Precious boy.
5. This quote: “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” (Madeleine L’Engle)
I do love a good story. Story speaks to us like nothing else, I think. It touches something deep inside that mere facts and talk and conversation get nowhere near. And then there’s the one true tale…my favorite.
Wishing you some good stories this week,