This birthday felt on one hand, a little more sober, on the other hand, the sobering thoughts yielding more reasons for celebrating. While such heartache surrounds me- natural disasters, cancer, refugees, local fires affecting folks I know and folks I don't, frail mamas, refugees, hacking and scamming that never ends, littlest bits without good parents, a Cluckingham Palace disaster, oy vey!
But the sweetness of 🙌CELEBRATING🙌 -three kids who brought three more to our family that have made a life independent of me, that I get to see up close, so many precious grandbabies that I get to love and teach, a classroom where I'm allowed to wield my own brand of bohemian instruction, a mama who thinks my crazy hair is all kinds of gorgeous and tells me that every single time I see her, for man who is a gift from God and models Jesus' unconditional love to me every day, and a brother, a sister, a daughter, a niece and some crazy friend girls who love me up and make me feel special and not just on my birthday, freedom to go to church where all words and songs lift up my Savior- my All in All. My, my, my, such goodness. Feeling grateful!
|Let's see if I can keep from setting my hair on fire.|
So my herd of chickie girls has been nearly decimated. Handy Man has trapped and dispensed nine raccoons and two possums in the last two months. Everytime we've had a decline, I think I will give up chicken keeping. Then I miss them and so here we grow again.
|The gramerlings never mind a new batch of babies to snuggle either.|
A friend sponsored a family outing through her work for a trip to the Falls and invited us to go along. It is just all kinds of fun to see the same fossils we've found in our own creek.
Sending some love and peace to everyone facing whatever hard has you wrapped and struggling today.