The end of summer 2023. At least that is how I think of the beginning of September. This weekend is Labor Day here in Canada, a long weekend, the last hurrah of the summer. I know technically summer goes another 3 weeks but in my mind come Tuesday, the day after the long weekend we are now into autumn. Though summer has gone much too quickly there are blessings in my days I want to take pause and make note of and be grateful for. We don't need to Thanksgiving season to be thankful to God for the good things in our lives. It should be an everyday occurrence. Please join us as we practice this consistent and steady practice in our everyday lives.
~ Mom out of the hospital ~ It was a long haul, almost the whole month of August she spent in there. But she is back at her supportive living facility. I know this will be so much better for her mental health. Praying that the decision is good for her physical health too. I know she has sure enjoyed being able to go outside at will again. I've caught her a few times catching a nap out in the sunshine in the courtyard.
~ Pancake lunch ~ mom got back to her facility in time for us to be able to enjoy a pancake lunch that they put on for the residents and a couple of family members. It was nice to be able to share that with her and I'm thankful she was feeling good to attend.
~ more garden gifts ~ I have continued to be blessed with gifts from dayhome parents and friends gardens. We've enjoyed carrots and tomatoes and cucumbers the last couple of weeks. Nothing like a home grown carrot or tomato. And I had a yellow cucumber for the first time ever, didn't even know there was such a thing, and it was delicious.
~ texts with friends ~ the last week I have received some encouraging texts from friends. It's a blessing to have people who can give words that lift you up when you need it the most.
~ fun time spent with my sister ~ Saturday after lunch with Mom my sister and I took a little shopping time together and it was fun just to relax and share some laughter after all the stress and hard decision making of the last month.
What have been your favorite blessings from the past week?