Welcome to Friday's Fave Fives everyone. We're taking that moment to pause and recognize a few favorites blessings from the past week and share them. They can be big or they can be small, they may stand out or it may be that they took a moment to think of or to recognize. But taking that time to reflect on them helps us to take note of them a little easier when times are tough and to lead lives that are more grateful. Please join us.
~Mother's Day~ It was a lovely day all around. It started with a lovely card from my youngest daughter made me cry and her gift of a manicure, then delivery of lovely flowers from my older daughter and husband with a lovely note. It continued with a great church service where my girl arrived with a starbucks coffee for me, then our traditional Mother's Day lunch of KFC with my mom over, phone calls from the above mentioned pair and then my son who was calling from Ottawa where he was on holiday. It was a gorgeous sunny day outside and I got some reading time in too. A lovely day.
~ Fern leaf peony bushes~ My mom has had them for ages. They are a smaller, more delicate bush and I don't see them in very many gardens. She blessed me with enough for about 3 bushes on Mother's Day. They are super expensive to purchase, at least around here, so I'm so excited to see them grow and fill in the flower beds. They bloom in the spring but throughout the summer the airy leaves will be a nice green background to some bright blooms of annuals.
(Photo credit to cheapseeds.com as mine aren't bloomed yet and aren't an actual bush yet)
~summer type weather~ Other than yesterday which was cold and rainy, it has been a gorgeous week. One of the days even set a heat record. We've been outside lots with the dayhome and we even had the water table out, which is always a favorite. And now the long weekend is looking to be wonderful too.
~forgiveness~ for those times when one totally blows it.
~from the heart conversations~ some great conversations were had this week with my younger daughter, who is 23. Conversations about life, about her new job and how it's going, about her trip to Italy this summer. It's such a blessing to have her share and talk to me about her life.
What have been your favorite blessings from the week?