A rainbow right under my nose…

 The most delicious-looking cotton candy clouds at sunset…

Children who delight to help–racing to peel slippery skins off of tomatoes faster than Mama can chop and can them, and a small kitchen that works hard this time of year…

The most beautiful, windy-sunny autumn days, and the blessing of being able to be home to enjoy them with the ones who need me most…

A baby who sleeps through a Science Center omnimax movie in my lap, allowing his siblings AND his Mama to enjoy the entire, amazing feature…

A dear friend who stops over, and hearing you’re out of baby wipes, doesn’t think twice about running out to her van to give you not one, not two, but three packs of her own to hold you over…

Apples, wild and free from the backyard, that are yielding batch after batch of the most delicious apple butter yet…


A tiny Medieval paper town–part of our history studies, with another building or two springing up each day, giving the lego people a new place to explore and play…


A week off of school and a family vacation…


This man and the gift he is…
And this truth: 
That–
because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–
it is by grace you have been saved.
Eph 2:4-5


For these things, Lord, I give you thanks.
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