Jul 16, 2013

What Makes It Great

It's no big secret. Adoption is hard. Damn hard some days. Some weeks even. 
Hard is definitely a four letter word to describe it. 
But there are moments in this parenthood that are, that I wouldn't take back for all the hard that has been produced between now and back then. 
Like, for the last two days at pickup, one of my babies who is no stranger to the hard and how to make it hard, screams my name and throws themselves into my arms. 
And last night a bed time, as he curled his fingers through mine, he whispers "Mommy, you are my friend." 
Yes, there is hard. And sometimes it is all that I see in a day. But it is the moments that are breathless that make it easier to breathe. 

"Of course it's hard....it's the hard that makes it great." Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

Jul 6, 2013

Every Good Thing

I love this time of year. 
The growth, the heat, the shades of green.
I started gardening two years ago. 
It's the most amazing communion with God's world I have every day.
From the first tomato on the vine yesterday,

to my first eggplant ever,

our first time growing sunflowers,

 dreaming about pickles soon to come,

the two teensy raspberries, 

and my favorite daylily plant.

All is grace,
All is good 
and it is our personal gifts from our Maker.
Daily changing. 
But worth exploring to discover. 
Every. Single. Day.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..."James 1:17

What have you been blessed with this weekend?