Hello! I can't believe it's Sunday already. The weekend as usual, flew by. Yesterday, we installed those beautiful doors, but before we knew it, Saturday was gone.
Today, we were ready for some much-needed downtime. The beautiful sun was out in full-force. You know how much I love that! We were able to take the kids to breakfast and also enjoy a beautiful drive through the canyon. These are my favorite kinds of days. I wasn't ready for the sun to set; not at all ready for Sunday to be over.
Still, I wanted to be able to get my "Grateful List' for the week written... There was SO much to be thankful for this week. Here are my top five:
1. I was so pleased to stop by my little shop each day and find that someone had purchased my zippys. To those of you that also read this blog, please know that each of you made me smile; not just for the purchases themselves, but for the kind words that accompanied the orders. Though it sounds cliché, I will never forget your thoughtfulness.
2. I was touched this week to receive two wedding invitations from out-of-state friends. It has been a blessing to read (through Facebook statuses and private messages) about how old friends have found new love. These are two strong, established, and very wise women on their own. Both have found equally wonderful men. I am so happy and honored to be invited to share their joy. Thanks, H. and L. :)
3. Today's trip through the canyon WAS beautiful. That alone is something to be happy about.
Since the weather was warmer than usual, the snow was melting at a much faster rate. This unfortunately, caused a lot of rocks to fall from the mountainside onto the canyon roads. Large rocks. One rock, about the size of my big, fat head, fell in front of us. The man didn't have any time to veer away. We hit the mini-boulder, feeling our whole car from front to back connect with it. Ouch. After pulling off to the side of the road and breathing a sigh of relief, we got out of the car to assess the damage. I was sure we would find a flat tire and a missing muffler. By the grace of God, we couldn't find anything. After a careful, silent drive home, we again checked the car. Not a scratch. If that's not a blessing, I don't know what is.
4. We were able to fill up my car, my daughter's and the man's car with gas..and were STILL able to afford groceries. I will never take that for granted.
5. My three children arrived home safely from their schools to a house that was standing in one piece. Two stories on the news this week showed me how quickly that could change. The Ohio school shootings as well as the Midwest tornadoes put everything important into perspective. None of those people had any idea last week what their worlds would be like today. Who knows when it will be our turn to be tested in such ways?
I hope you have a calm, blessed week, friends :)