A vision of the world

Friday May 17, 2013

Spring gives one a new vision of things, doesn't it?

I love that about spring. A new vision of the world...stayed tuned for today's quote.

I'm linking up with Susanne of Living to Tell the Story for Friday's Fave Five today, where we recount our blessings of the week.
My favorites this week:

1. The countdown. Yes, this has to be #1. One more day of classes, then exams. Summer is on its way.

2. Teaching. I know it sounds odd; in one breath, I’m happy summer is here, in another I’m thankful for teaching. As I watch seniors get ready to graduate and try their wings, I’m grateful to have had a small part in their lives. I spoke to upcoming sophomores this week about their summer reading, and the anticipation on their faces piqued mine. And just last night, I heard from a former student who took a bumpy road in high school, but is being so used by God now. (You can read her wonderful testimony here.) Yes, indeed, I’m thankful for my day job.

3. Adoption. My daughter-in-law wrote a beautiful post this past week, and I quoted some of it here. Her heart for their daughter who’s waiting in India is so full. Watching her and my son live out God’s call on their lives is such a blessing.

4. Video. We took tons when the boys were growing up. We’re working on a video for our son’s rehearsal dinner, as we did for the eldest, and it is SO much fun to look back and reminisce. What fun, crazy days those were!

5. A quote:

"Young lovers see a vision of the world redeemed by love. That is the truest thing they ever see, for without it life is death.” (W. Berry)

A vision of the world redeemed by love – that’s what I want to carry with me. When times are hard, the road is bumpy, if we can remember that this life is redeemed by love…well, that’s hope.

Wishing you the truest thing this week,

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susan said...

What books are on your summer reading list, Laura? I am reading books from my own bookshelf. That way I can whittle down the number I own which is way too many.

Looking at home movies from when the kiddos were younger is a treat indeed. After watching them, I always wish I had documented more of their lives. The video you are making for your son's rehearsal dinner is indeed a special gift.

Kathie said...

Reading your dil's post on adoption - we have close friends who are on the same journey. It's a tough one, filled with highs and lows, but will be so worth it when they finally hold their little one in their arms. God bless them!

A powerful quote!

Countdown!! I remember that from my teaching days. One of my colleagues used to call summer "2 months of Saturdays" :)

Faith said...

loved all your faves this week! I'll check out the post about adoption later this weekend. YAY for teaching....I'm only a TA now but I LOVED every year I taught my little kiddos.....now those kiddos are all in their late teens and early 20s! I do love my TA job though....all the joys of special ed without all the paperwork! Yay for you with one more day. We have just 24 days left!!!! enjoy your weekend

Susanne said...

How fun putting together that video must be. I can get totally lost in watching the videos of our kids when they were little.

I can just imagine how it makes you feel to find out a former student who struggled is now doing so well and serving the Lord!

missy roepnack said...

I love how our adoption and shared missions seem to keep us continually crossing paths; and for the encouragement you continue to provide in my life after so many years.

Thanks for linking to my testimony. :)


nikkipolani said...

Hope, indeed. God makes all things new. Congrats on the start of your summer! Sounds like you've got quite a few things planned already starting with fond reminiscences.

Willow said...

I so agree with #1 and #2. I'm correcting final compositions today. I look forward to summer but will miss those kids :)
I'll read the post about adoption--our daughter and sil creep closer and closer to finalizing! We hope and pray.
Do you have a summer reading list?

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