Friday April 19, 2013
Nature speaks the language of wonder.
Get me out in it, and cares melt away;
everything looks different.
I need more of the carefree wonder that accompanies childhood…and my #5 favorite today, a quote, reminds me of that.
I’m linking up today with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five, where we recount our blessings of the week.
Here are my favorites:
1. A simple dinner out. Nothing fancy, just time with my husband. Love it. Looking forward to movie night tonight, too.
2. Books—here’s to having plenty and watching others enjoy them, too. There’s a pile by my bed and even more stockpiled on my Kindle Fire. It’s nice to have a backlog of books. And watching others? I love teaching a book that kids really like. I had a blissful week where my Honors kids were laughing their way through Cyrano de Bergerac and my regular kids were glued to Lord of the Flies. Love it when THEY love the book!
3. Old photos. While my son was here a week ago, we spent lots of time looking through old pictures for some they plan to use on tables at the wedding reception this summer. It was great fun. We had an organized list, but we kept getting sidetracked! My son said looked at the piles and boxes of pictures and said, “I wonder if we’ll ever have this. We don’t seem to print anything; they just sit inside the camera.” There’s something about holding a photo in your hand…
4. Support and encouragement. My son and daughter-in-law are watching their adoption fund grow ever so slowly, and some days, it’s easy to get discouraged. Notes of encouragement, prayer, and surprise donations continue to make us all thankful. We know this is in the Lord’s hands and in His time, He’ll make everything come together. “His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23) My sweet daughter-in-law posted these great words of encouragement by John Piper.
*A little bonus encouragement came from my speaking engagement with a great group of moms last Friday. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. It was great fun. I’d love to do it again!
5. A quote:
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” (C.S. Lewis)
What things to put away—the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up!
Some days I am far too grown up…and I long for the wonder of childhood. My sustenance then? Little moments of wonder.
Wishing you wonder this week,