Hi and welcome to Friday's Fave Fives. It's a chance to take a look over our week and reflect on the good things in our lives that God has blessed us with. Sometimes they are easy to name and other times it takes a moment or two of reflection to find them. Such is life. But no matter how our week's have gone it's always a good thing to have a grateful attitude for the good things. Please join us.
1. 30th Anniversary. I can't believe I just typed that. It seems like just yesterday I married the guy of my dreams. I can still remember the major portion of our wedding with great clarity. And 30 years later we are still saying I love you. I am so grateful for this man who has stuck with me through thick and thin and I know I haven't always been so easy to live with. Love ya, Sweetie!
2. All the kid's home at this special time. Son was home from his job and Oldest daughter happened to be home for a friend's wedding. Youngest Daughter was here. Having the whole family together was a gift in itself!
3. A little jaunt to the big city. I had taken Monday and Tuesday off as part of my holiday days in the hopes that hubby and I could make a little getaway but the way everything shook out it didn't quite happen but we were still able to get away for a day of fun and shopping in the big city. We always enjoy this and always ask ourselves why we don't do it more often. The kids are all grown so we sent them on their merry way keeping in touch by text and we basically had the whole afternoon just to ourselves. Supper at a favorite restaurant with my family helping us celebrate was the icing on the cake.
4. No major hail damage. We had a crazy storm on Wednesday evening and praise God other than some beat up flowers, we had no major hail damage. No dents in the cars, no broken windows or wrecked siding. The trees are still standing. The city, along with many other Southern Alberta communities, are under states of emergencies due to flooding or the expectation of flooding but so far it doesn't seem to be too bad. Hoping it stays that way and we'll see later today when the river is supposed to crest. Our city is blessed to have the river running through a valley so most residents will be fine. There is a golf course community that sits in the river valley and is evacuated under a flooding advisory, my beloved river bottom park won't fare so well but most of us residents are quite safe. Not so with other communities such as Canmore and Bragg Creek and High River who are finding the creeks and rivers running right into their towns as the water spills over it's banks with crazy force. Praying they stay safe and they can recover emotionally and financially from the floods. It has been insane weather here this year.
5. Unexpected early clock out time from work. Yesterday, because of the flooding advisory, parents from the west side of town had to pick up their children early from schools and daycares so that they didn't get stuck on the wrong side of the river should they have had to close the bridges across the river. Seeing as my families that are my later families of the day are on that side of the river, it meant I was off and hour and some earlier than usual. I wish I could get off at that time everyday. It's amazing what a difference an extra hour in a day makes!
Well looking back I had some big blessings and some smaller ones too. And I'm grateful for each one. What was your week like?