birthday celebrations with family & friends
a new month on the calendar
a freshly mowed lawn and impatiens in the flower pots
Mom's help in the garden-- bushes that now look almost normal
(the winter snows were awfully unkind to my boxwood!)
bicycle rides around the block... just the boys
playful banter and a love of school
9-year old: Oh, I can't wait for summer break (sigh).
5-year old: Why??
9-year old: Because then we don't have to do any school work!! That's everyone's dream.
5-year old: That's not my dream... that's SO not my dream.
a free balloon from the grocery store... and hours of imaginative play
a new AWANA patch... another book complete... a year-long goal-- achieved
enthusiastic kitchen helpers... and more-than-willing taste-testers too :)
Hubby's handy-work around the house... broken things now working once again
the start of a new swim season... and amazing success at their very first meet
commitment and focus, hard work and dedication
a fresh word from the Lord
time alone in His Word
and accountability... my bff... God's grace upon me
His gentle reminders, His always provision, His never-ending care
one more day
"... I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness."
and the list continues...