I inherited this little bluebird of happiness this past weekend from Chris' grandmother, Velma. My own grandmother had one just like it but I wasn't lucky enough to get hers. She always smiled and told me how much she loved her bluebird while she did the dishes. It was always on the windowsill above the sink. Velma invited all of her grandkids down last weekend and allowed us to select special treasures since she is moving from her home of 63 years in with Chris' folks. When I saw this little guy I almost cried and snatched it up (I might have even kissed it - ha!) What an honor to have hers sitting on my windowsill now reminding me of two amazing women who have impacted our families so deeply every time I do the dishes! I also somehow came away with the rolling pin pictured in this post - a treasure from Velma's wedding shower, I could not believe it. I am hoping it makes my pies taste just like hers someday!
This week was full to the brim several play dates and friends which isn't always like me. I like to stowaway at home most days as an introvert to the extreme but it felt good to get out and visit - we certainly are created for community no matter how much alone time I need. And last night after calling Chris and throwing a fit when he told me he had another late meeting I was surprised to see him come home just before dinner instead. He kissed me and said he had cancelled it because he thought it was a better idea to come home and order my favorite pizza and watch Star Wars as a family. Man I am so lucky I saw that guy coming at the tender age of 21...SO LUCKY!
The weekend is promising to be packed at the seams I was actually praying for a little time somewhere in there to steal away and be alone even though every minute is already spoken for. Then my brother in law called me this morning and basically forced me to let him take the boys to the zoo while I stay home with Josie for her nap. There it was those sweet moments arrived - time to think and pray and sip a second cup of coffee. God is so good he skips no details, his beauty is boundless and his mercy so new. I feel alive this evening and ready to spend the weekend eyes wide open soaking in this life.
Happy friday friends breath deep in His presence that's where love waits to fill you up!