Monday, June 29, 2015

in process

one day i aspire to love like this girl does.

she is so full of love and it gleams out of every pour of her precious skin.

tonight, as we ate our traditional "girls meal" at chick-fil-a with little lisa joining us while her mom is out of town, christin couldn't not touch me. she sat next to me at founders day fireworks on saturday and she held my hand the whole time. she is so excited about our girls trip this weekend that my heart is just super happy!

she's just the sweetest. the cutest and the happiest.

i am the luckiest!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

grateful and delighting

I took a hiatus from writing all together for a while there. Let's be honest, in the written record of my life, the past 5 years have been very hit and miss.

While I love being able to look back and piece all the pieces of my life together, I truly miss being able to look back at all the things that have made my heart happy and that I have delighted in. While I'm going to make a more concerted effort to pick back up the journal writing, I want to continue sharing my delights here and maybe one day, I will make this a public blog again. One day. Until then, its just here for me, myself and I and my Heavenly Father. I want him to know how grateful I truly am for all the little things and big thigns in my life.

Yesterday was a day of many emotions...
gratitude...because i was in serving in the Lord's house
overwhelmed...because i finally had to tackle my room and restore order hearing that danielle handrahan, one of my converts from my mission had passed away at the age of 22.
hopeful...because i have a family who loves me and i knew they would be a pick me up
in the beauty of god's creations as dad and i kayaked at mantua a visit to see my dear grandpa bandley. he didn't say my name, but boy do his eyes light up when I walk in the room. he commented on my dimples, asked me again where i lived and if i liked what i was doing with my life. he told me how much  he loved me and appreciated my visits to see him. his face was just as excited as i looked in his window after leaving and he was waving excitedly and gave me a thumbs up. i drove in the driveway to see kitty i watched craig struggle with loosing his chili's employee discount card. i watched the founder's day fireworks with the family last night at lomond view elementary.

i'm so grateful we can feel. i'm so grateful we can love!