I'm feeling a little spoiled lately.
My visit with Lori was so fun and just good.
Then there have been the sweet compliments from you all on our family pictures (Christine, yours really blessed me) and the encouragement with the diet and weight loss.
Then there's Rob. That man has a way of always making me feel beautiful and loved.
My kids. Watching them respond to the hard beauty of discipline during this beginning of our summer of truth, beauty and goodness strengthens my heart and levels the path we're walking.
This morning I came home from the gym and Abby and Claire had made me cards...
"Dear Mom, we hope you like your life water and apple. We did this because we love you. Hope you enjoy this!"
Not only had they laid out my water and fruit for me to enjoy but Abby had also gone outside and cut some greenery and put it in a vase. Claire had carefully chosen some of her favorite rocks from her collection to add to my place setting as well.
Yesterday, a friend came to visit for lunch and stayed for dinner, too.
Earlier this week I received a sweet little envelope in the mail all the way from New York. I've mentioned Roni several times here on the blog...her beautiful autumn images, the inspiration behind my reverse lens macro method. Lately she's been posting some stunning bird pictures. And by stunning, I mean gorgeous. One caught my eye that really showed her sense of humor and I commented how fun it would be as a card to share with someone who might be having a moment. Guess what was in that envelope from New York?
See why I'm feeling a wee bit spoiled? Some people might be tempted to say or think "You deserve this!" We have a tendency to think in these terms and because we love someone we think they should be happy and feel a little spoiled and loved.
But I don't deserve it. I'm humbled by the goodness and mercy that He showers on me everyday and the people He uses to do so.
So, thank you.