The last day of February is here, full of buds and birdsong. Before I plunge into the beauty of spring, I want to remember, with a grateful heart, the blessings of January and February.
My littlest boy, who prayed for snow, running in the falling flakes and thanking God!
The margin of January, waiting to be filled
Dancing with my husband in the kitchen
Tears coming at church when we sang of Jesus not wanting to live without us in heaven, so he came to earth to get us
Ice skating with my hockey-playing hubby and having dinner beside a fireplace afterwards
Drops of sunlight splattering the shutters
The daffodils I planted pushing up out of the soil
My sister successfully starting her own business!
Reading picture books on the couch with my boys
A visit from my baby sister while I was still in my PJs
Reading Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, and beginning to believe again that these children’s stories I’m writing might make it into little hands and hearts
Listening to my youngest son read Green Eggs and Ham all by himself!
Recording all of “our songs” with my musical daddy
Friends, giving my spirit wings with their encouragement!!!
“Hammocking” as a family
Witnessing a baptism in a tin bathtub in the back of a pickup truck on a cold winter morning, because the boy couldn’t wait to share his passion for Jesus!
Happy birds singing outside my bathroom window in the morning
Watching Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella with my oldest son (It was a consequence for him, but I think he secretly liked some of the music!)
Laughing so hard my tummy hurt at my friend’s Valentine party
A Valentine from my second born
Hubby making me close my eyes before leading me outside, picking me up, and plopping me into a camping hammock he’d strung between our two “teenage trees” in the backyard
Watching my oldest son play his violin at school for the little kids at the “Q and U wedding” reception
Reading about Jesus riding in on a white horse in Revelation! (The best love story come true!)
My sister’s kitty, Figaro, who went missing the day they moved into their new house, coming home safe and sound after 5 months, no worse for the wear!
Thank you, Jesus, for all the ways you show your enduring love!