Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet times

Isn't it the simple joys that make a day sweet? Today, just a few lovely moments to cherish:
Lydie at preschool ready for pajama/pancake day with her friend Elise (Lydie is on left with pigtails). If my Grandmother could have seen this picture she would have proclaimed Lydie "the prettiest baby she ever saw" and I think Nana would have called her "Miss Priss". And I would have to agree with both descriptions.Chocolate chip banana bread from Grace's recipe (Thanks, Grace!)
The boy's clay crustacean masterpieces from science lesson today. Below is Mr. Crab.
A gift that my friends and I made for our friend/mentor Molly for her 50th birthday. 50-word-collage of "Molly adjectives". Her life has inspired my life deeply over the last five years.

My Dad's declaration that he is going to hire an electrician to replace all of the wiring at our farmhouse. With his offer, he alleviated a secret fear that I had not shared with anyone else. What a blessing and a relief!

And last, and most importantly, my husband's late arrival home from work. Why is this lovely? Because he spent one hour explaining the Christian faith to our good friend from Turkey. This man has never heard of grace or the free gift of salvation. What a priveledge it is to be an instrument for Jesus.

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
~Diane Ackerman

Have a lovely weekend!


maryanne helms said...

I am inspired by Molly the brief moments I have seen and been near her over the years. She exudes the kind of warmth and acceptance I want to bleed out. Truly an inspiration. And what a great gift for her! Enjoy your weekend!!

Grace said...

Glad you liked that bread...I love it!

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Yay for days like these! Praise the Lord! :)