Sherri staying with us this weekend. Her playing chess with Caleb and going to breakfast with her Dad, and chatting with me in the kitchen, and going to the Ducks game with her brother: us all seeing anew, the way family connection fulfills us.
Caleb, a few minutes ago at the kitchen counter. He is slurping hot cocoa and doing schoolwork and says with firm joy “I just LOVE autumn mornings, Mom. Don’t you?”
the promise that sorrow may last for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.
more sunlight through the kitchen window, the silver lining in the dark cloud of all the lovely yellow leaves now on the ground.
Claudia’s honest, faithful friendship.
new scrapbook storage, to organize the space better.
watching a good movie, cozy all together in the living room on a Sunday afternoon.
the shock of our little, quiet Japanese maple bush all fiery red this morning.
the way Josiah and Sam, joining up with church youth, raked leaves for three hours to bless strangers in Jesus name. How full of grubby joy they were when I picked them up! They are learning that serving brings happiness, no matter your age…
an extra hour given this weekend, so needed.