Last week was kind of a hard one but this one, even though we were all sick with colds, was a breeze! So many little joyful moments in our household. Peace is a lovely thing and I've learned to be grateful for it! Time to just BE. So here are five things that I've enjoyed this week. First I've listed the thing I'm grateful with and the song that I think most suits the point (because we're big on music around here:)
1. Another night out with two "girlfriends" of mine. Someone else made the meal (hurray!) and I tried something new (which was yummy.) Then I came home and swapped out with Jonathan who also had a chance to break away and do something he really enjoyed.
To my dinner friends:
2. I'm happy about seasons of change! I appreciate friendships that can breathe, stuff that comes and stuff that goes. If life was always the same all the time, day after day, we would all grow bored and weary and would not have the opportunity to mature and grow. The 'seasons' that we go through in life highlight faith and show its weaknesses and its strengths. I'm thankful for seasons in which God graciously changes me (even though it's sometimes painful.)
"I will offer thanks for what has been and what's to come..."
3. The beauty of the outdoors! I'm grateful for a reminder that this world is full of beauty (/things that reflect God's beauty!) The more we work in our yard, the more excited I am by things that reflect beauty. Green and blue cathedrals.
4. Anticipation! Or, if you will, dreams! And the adventures they take you on! (And exclamation points!)
"I know. I can't help flying up on the wings of anticipation. It's as glorious as soaring through a sunset... almost pays for the thud."(Do you know who said that? Only the most glorious of Montgomery's literary creations! ;)
That's definitely how I feel. I love dreaming and anticipating what's coming.
5. The future. Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the day that significantly changed our lives. It was the first day that death touched us as a couple and it rocked our world. Since that time, death has visited us a few times, just to keep it fresh in our memories. But even through it all, we've learned that God is faithful, faithful, faithful. He has always known our story- how it would play out and how it will end. So I'm excited to see what He has in mind for our future - whatever it might look like. (It's that whole anticipation thing again.)
Grateful that My Redeemer is Faithful and True,