Raising kids. Keeping House. Choosing joy, every day.

A Few Gifts

I feel especially blessed this week as I count my blessings. Everything in life is sifted through the loving hands of God to me.  And I am told to give thanks. So I am counting.

My sister Bethy had a newborn baby, Leah Mae.

I got to hold and cuddle little Leah and whisper into her newborn ears the truth that God loves her.

Lunch out with my mother at Panera Bread. Love her!

Late night movies with my teenage daughters. Who doesn’t love a good BBC drama?

Lunch out with a friend, which included laughter and encouraging each other to follow hard after God and nothing else.

Flower delivery for Valentine’s Day. Red tulips and puprle iris…plus a mushy note.

A Valentine’s Day Dinner with Peter…and our five children. :)

Progress made on math concepts with Hope. Counting change is sooo hard!

Snow melting and weather warming. The girls were able to swing!

There are so many more…if I choose to see.