I have been missing from this space. Not because the days are empty... not because there is nothing to report...
The truth is that the days here have been filled with a million little things... too small to report, too significant to forget. If I used one word to describe this summer, it would be "blessings", a myriad of blessings small enough to be taken for granted - shame on me if I do.
Here are just a few to show you what I mean -
I have a yard with grass to mow and the mower works.
My garden is planted and already filled with the promise of beans, tomatoes and zucchini.
Dinners have been interesting - even yummy!
Strawberries, in the freezer.
I harvested an armload of lavender for lemonade, lots of lemonade.
Our family gathered on July 4th - sweet fellowship with food, swimming, laughter - safely there, safely home again.
I picked my first zucchini from my garden.
I sleep at night.
Flowers are everywhere around the house - coming and going, then coming again.
We have just enough business.
We are not sick.
So tell me, what are the first 5 things on your list of blessings?
O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:26