Working thoughts

I can tell it's about time to put ink to paper. Every thought grows heavier with the weight of its own significance until it's put onto the white expanse...

A working thought:

One of the beauties of living a life of God's authoring is not knowing what has been foreshadowed until you stand illuminated with the Author's hindsight.

I love those ah-ha moments when you can look back with gratitude upon God's authorship of every circumstance, every relationship, every seeming coinsidence knowing that you are living amid -- and because of -- God's grace and love.

Andrea, Wednesday 28 September 2011 at 7:07 pm No comments

Random gratitude

Today I'm thankful for God's gifts of patience and undershirts.

A couple of months ago, Natalie decided that she no longer liked wearing, well, most of her clothes. She stopped wearing pants, shorts, shirts, even skirts that she'd been wearing just the week before. All she wanted to wear was one particular dress. With a little digging, we found in her dresser two more dresses (that we'd used as night gowns) that would be suitable for Natalie to wear.

I tried to walk the fine line between constantly badgering her with, "We're leaving in 5 minutes whether you're dressed or not," and, "Okay, sweetie, we'll stay home until your one outfit is washed and dried ... again."


Andrea, Tuesday 13 September 2011 at 1:20 pm No comments

Hobbit Party

We celebrated Andrea's 33rd birthday with a party to make Bilbo proud

Thank you to my dear friends and family who ventured to Middle Earth to celebrate my hobbit coming-of-age on Aug. 27. Thank you for your wonderful costumes, the flowers, the live music, the food and drink, the gifts, and your smiles and cheer.

A special thanks to Sam for taking these wonderful photos so we can remember God's many blessings to us all.


Andrea, Friday 02 September 2011 at 1:50 pm One comment