Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday's Fave Five #237

Welcome to Friday's Fave Five.  A chance to slow down and look back over the week and think on the blessings in our lives.  And then to share five of them.  It's an exercise that forces us to slow down and take notice, to see the good things and to be grateful.  Please join us.  Details are linked in the sidebar.

1.  The story behind the picture.  The photo has gone viral over the internet and this is the bride's story behind it.

Love this.   It made me cry!  This is the kind of man I pray my girls will find and this is the kind of man I pray my son becomes!

I originally found this at Time Warp Wife who found it somewhere else.

2.  Safe travels for both my son and daughter.  Both of them coming home this week.  It's good to have them here safe and sound!

3.  Oldest daughter home for a week.  It's so good to have her home, even if her main focus this time is not to visit with us, but to be a bridesmaid in her friend's wedding.  We're still snatching as many moments as we can.

4.  Raspberry Iced Tea.  So much raspberry flavor and so refreshing when it's ice cold.  Yummy.


Love this quote.  Sometimes after having royally failed the most courage one can have is just to take another step and try again the next day.  Thank God for his grace that we can try again.  And again.  Original found here and repinned via Pinterest.

What have been your favorite blessings from the last week?  What has touched your heart, lifted your day or made you smile?


Willow said...

Seeing the new growth from the wild fires in our area has been a blessing for me this week--it's a great reminder.

Love that quote! Courage doesn't mean you're never afraid. Courage is doing the right thing in spite of being afraid.

Have a great weekend with your kids!

Faith said...

I saw that photo flying around FB and wondered about the story behind it! thanks for sharing the brought tears to my eyes and a prayer that my own daughters would have such a man in their future....I pray so often for a godly man of purity for them. Great quote, yay for visits with your beloved daughter even if only for moments and i also mentioned raspberry iced tea!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kara said...

How wonderful to have your family close by for a while! I love that quote also.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

SWEET picture! I had read that before, and loved it. I'm on a wedding theme today...! I read about your crazy week earlier, but I know it's great to have your kids home. Have a great week ahead, Susanne!

Mrs. C (Paula) said...

Thanks for sharing the link with the story behind that touching photo. What a testimony!

I hope you enjoy the time with your children while they are home. How nice they will be home for Father's Day!

Have a super weekend! :)

Barbara H. said...

I saw that photo and story somewhere -- so sweet.

I'm glad you have all your kids home for a bit!

Love that quote. So thankful for God's grace to pick us up when we fall and carry us through our days.

Casondra said...

Such a sweet story!

Yay for your kids being home and having safe travels.

And raspberry iced is simply the best.

Snowbird said...

A lovely story and a wonderful bride and groom!

Oh how lovely that you will have family home! Enjoy!!!xxxx

Jerralea said...

Love that quote! And so true ... trying again the next day is a mark of maturity. Don't just give up ...

I love the story about the bride and groom, too. I saw it at Time-Warp Wife as well. I'm with you, praying our daughters find husbands like that.

nikkipolani said...

What a wonderful quote. It's a good thing to remember what courage really is. So glad you had kids home this week. And it sounds like you've survived the ups and downs :-)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I, too, LOVE that quote. I'm realizing how true it is in my life as I struggle (and succeed) as a mother and wife.

So glad your kids are home!

Raspberry tea sounds delicious!

susan said...

Oh, my, what a beautiful wedding story. What a beautiful start to a marriage. I too pray for this type of dedication for my children and their spouses.

What a hectic week you've had with visitors, full dayhome, and rain, but one full of blessings as well. How precious are the moments when our kiddos are home.

Courage does indeed encourage us to try again tomorrow because we can do it.

Have a great weekend, Susanne.

Heather said...

Blogger would not let me post yesterday,so I just posted. :) Great to be back!!!

I love that photo and so glad you posted the story. How awesome!!

I must try the raspberry iced tea! I love tea!

Love that quote too!! Have a great weekend!

Mary Reed said...

I love this quote. It's so true... with His help, we will try again tomorrow. I'm so glad your kids are home! Enjoy any little snippets of time that you get with them! And raspberry tea... I drink it every day!
Enjoy your week!
Blessings to you ~ Mary