Today is not only Friday, but it is also the last day of school! Summer is here and will begin with my youngest son attending youth camp over the weekend. Summer for us will consist of a few church camps, hopefully a quick trip to the beach and of course...a wedding (my oldest son), bridal showers, wedding luncheons and all the fun stuff that goes along with this joyous occasion!
It is so easy to get caught up in looking ahead especially when there is so much going on, that the blessings of the past week get quickly forgotten. Here are a few moments from last week, I want to hold on to and cherish.
Shopping with the girls....Hobby Lobby, six women, four carts - doing some serious shopping for wedding flowers and reception decorations! Following by dinner at one of my favorites places - Olive Garden!
Flowers to make my heart smile: My mother had a 'green thumb', the ability to plant something and it simply flourish! She planted beautiful flowers and shrubs all over her yard. This week, I took a walk through her yard and although she has been passed away for 7 years, her yard was in full bloom...hydrangeas, gardenias and other beautiful sights blessed me so much. Even though she is gone, the beauty she started still remains.
Grace - Grace to receive and grace to share: This week brought a powerful reminder of how much of God's grace I have received and that it can overflow into the lives of others. God's grace can cover our sins and make our lives anew. Grace can enable us to live a life pleasing to God and equip us to love Him and others. I wrote a blog post about how we carry around God's grace everywhere we go. Read about it HERE.
Peach Picking...A friend invited me to come pick some fresh peaches from her tree this week. A small bucket provided a peach cobbler, several days of a fresh fruit snack and frozen peaches for my morning smoothies!
It's has been a good week and a blessing to stop and reflect back and remember some of the things that made it so special!