Friday, May 02, 2014

Friday's Fave Five #283

Welcome to Fave Fives everyone.  It's been quite a week this week.  A great time to look back and choose some favorite blessings.  Won't you join us?

1.  Celebrating finishing bible school.  Sunday night we made the trip and celebrated with our youngest as she finished her year of bible college.  It was a challenging year, with lots of hard work and lots of growing but she did it and we couldn't be prouder.  It was a lot of fun to meet the friends she had made and just be there for her.

2.  Bringing her home after being away for 8 months.  Our other mission on the trip was to move her back home.  Lot of work but it's nice to have her back.  I knew I missed her but didn't realize exactly how much.  I know she won't exactly be living in the house forever but for the moment I shall cherish this time for however long it may last.

3.  Having our oldest daughter arrive back to her home safe and sound from a mission trip to Mexico.  She went with her dance group and some of the youth from her church and in her words:  "It was amazing!"  And she knows me well because as soon as they crossed the border back into the States she texted to let me know.  And then let me know when she was home.  Was a load off my mind and I appreciate her knowing her mama was going to be trying not to worry.

4.  Youngest showing an interest in learning to cook.  This makes my heart happy.  She rolled up her sleeves and I walked her through making my rolled meat loaf dinner.  It turned out delicious and I can't wait to do another dinner with her.  It was so much fun for me.  I hope it was for her too.  Did I mention I missed her?  Now if I could just get my oldest back here I'd be one happy camper.

5.  Lots of time with hubby on the weekend.  It was nice to have time to get away together on the weekend.  We left with plenty of time to stop for a nice lunch and just relax and enjoy getting away just the two of us.  There was lots to laugh and talk about and was really enjoyable.  I love those moments when we can steal some couple time away from our usual routines.

These were just a portion of a very busy and eventful week.  It's one of those weeks where I could list more than five.  Some weeks are not like that and I have to really search, but it's a good thing to look for blessings in our day to day.  Whether it be easy or tougher, if we look we can come up with some, even if it's just one.  The more you practice it, the easier it becomes even in harder times.  Thanks for joining in with me!


Willow said...

Congratulations to your girl on achieving her graduation. She will value what she learned this year for her whole life. And congrats to her too for her interest in cooking which is an excellent life skill to have.

Glad your other girl came home safely with great memories.

Gattina said...

That's so nice that you have such a good relationship with your daughters !

LivingforGod said...

Congratulations on your youngest girl's graduation! Sounds like you had a fantastic week!

Have a blessed weekend!

Faith said...

How awesome for you and your husband to have that weekend getaway and see your youngest graduate from her Bible studies!! That is indeed a blessing. I'm hoping both my daughters want to learn more in the kitchen this summer....sounds like you had a fun week. Could you please pray for my oldest girl as she preps for exams at Gordon? She also is working on her final painting for her art class and is feeling stressed. Thank you.

nikkipolani said...

Must make your heart glad to have your loved ones near. Congratulations on your daughter's graduation!

Joyful Reader said...

You have much to be proud about Momma!
Mr and I have not had a date night in a couple of weeks now and I am feeling the drain! I love those quiet dinners alone. :)

Kathie said...

Congratulations to your girl!! I can relate to how nice it is to have them back home :) and like you, I'm cherishing these times as they are certainly not forever.

Glad to hear your oldest girl had a great mission trip.

and yay that you got some time just for you and your hubby.

Lovely blessings this week Susanne! No wonder your heart feels glad!

Jerralea said...

I'm so happy for you that you had the best kind of week - blessings of family.

Congratulations to your daughter upon her graduation!

I agree with you, cherish the time you have with your young adults because it will be gone quickly.

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation!

It was thoughtful of your one daughter to text you in stages on her way back. I'm glad she got to go - mission trips can be real eye-openers to the problems and needs of other places.

Glad you and hubby got some alone time away during the trip!

ellen b. said...

Congratulations for your daughter's graduation. Sounds like a good full week at your house! Yes, I know you'll enjoy your girl being home for however long that is...

Ann said...

My daughter, at age 22, is finally interested in cooking also. FINALLY!!! :-)

Snowbird said...

Goodness, how quickly the time has gone, I can't believe your daughter has been away for eight months, congratulations to her and how lovely for you to have her home!
A lovely family fff's....always the best ones!xxx