Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday's Fave Five #123
Hello everyone! Things are still on the topsy-turvy around here. Last week my dear Mother-in-law had a massive stroke. The week has been hectic, emotional, and exhausting. And to boot, Hubby has started a new shift at work, so I feel like I haven't seen him in days. But there are still good things in the week, glimpses of God's love, blessing that lift up. I need to look for them. So here we go:
1. The fun of a new puppy.
Todd is bringing us some much needed lightness and smiles during this time. We've discovered he love, love, loves the snow. Running and jumping and burying his face into it. He is so much fun to watch and to play with outside. Gets those feel good endorphins going through all the laughter. Here he's chasing the dayhome kids down our massive hill of snow in the backyard:
2. Birds on a wire.
You know how something is a total cliche and you've seen pictures of it, and maybe you've wished you could see it yourself never mind capture a picture of it right outside your backdoor. Well that is exactly what happened to me this week. It was early on Sunday morning and I was in my jammies, housecoat and slippers pouring myself a morning coffee when I let the dog out and saw it. The pic I've always wanted. I'm not sure why, it really isn't anything huge, but it's just something I've always thought would be neat to capture myself. And there they were. I couldn't even fit them all into my frame.
And what was even more awesome I got to take a closer shot of a few of them with bigger zoom lens. Can you see a new Fave Five button in the making?
I'm glad my neighbors aren't early risers (that I know of). I must have looked like the neighborhood crazy lady out on the deck taking a bunch of pics dressed as I was but I wasn't going to let that stop me from the opportunity.
3. Snow picker upper thingy machines.
It was a welcome sight to see these guys come and pick up all the snow piled in the middle of the road. Even though the graders had come through days before the pile in the middle of the road was huge and allowed us to only back out in one direction and was a real pain to see over and get across to other side. Now we have a nice clear street.
4. Empathetic, encouraging comments and emails from blogging friends who have never ever met me "in real life". Thank you for being there.
5. The support of prayer of people around our family. Just knowing that others are "holding up our arms" so to speak and lifting my Mom in law and our family up before the Lord right now is more precious than gold.
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