#2322 Sister came, traveled hours to be there; brought art to the cake, brought magic to flower wreaths, brought joy with her presence…the comfort and familiarity of a sister, someone who knows your faults deep and loves still and strong.
#2323 The cake; first one I’ve made youngest (well, I didn’t make it, I bought the ingredients and Darling Daughter and Writing Sis did). Love it; simple and fun, like his party. Learning that simple is often more fun. Remember this.
#2324 So grateful when tired Hubby blessed my socks off (well, flip flops) with cleaning and organizing outside before the party. So glad Sunshine-Head helped him; they were both sweating a lot; what hard workers!
#2325 Thankful for Emily; an old soul- one who plays right in the sandbox with the kids, is kind, approachable and seems at least 7 years older than she is (in a good way). She gives me hope as we raise a daughter; a good role model and good sport (as youngest handcuffs her) Love ya!
#2326 Thankful for good news a friend received that she is expecting a girl, #4. Glad they could come over and love the smile on their third; he cracks me up with his smiles, love, and zest for life. It is fun to take pictures of a former model too; she makes it easy to get a good shot.:)
#2327 Thankful their daughter, the second, is warming up to us.
#2328 Thankful for the reminder, to keep counting; in surveying the gifts, all is gift somehow, then the emptiness fills. The emptiness IS full.
#2329 Got monthly update today. No news really. Even in this, there is thanks. Hard thanks. Sadness floods, but won’t dictate days (although it is fighting too overtake- really hard). Thankful that we are on this path- this hard, faith-building, stretching, winding path.
Reminded today by one of the sis-in-laws…that when God told Abraham about his son coming, it was not until many years later that happened. In our “instant gratification” culture, people, including me, get uncomfortable with waiting. Is God not there, did He not really say that, did He forget? No.
We give thanks.
We hold on.
We settle in and dare to get content and comfortable with the wait.
Maybe not settled in yet, but trying.
Wanting to take flight at times, to go and search for baby bird or just fly south, or west.
Sadness creeping in at happy times. Happy time creeping in during sad times.
Glad He holds.
Oh the comfort that He sees (El Roi- the God Who Sees).
While He sees, I need to keep seeing.
See the blessing of the wait.
The wait is blessing somehow.
#2330 Thankful for lens that sees to heart, that shows heart; heart take pictures, that reflect but pieces of the Whole.