Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blessings and Celebrations

How did it get to be the end of May already...our spring has been so cool that this holiday weekend kind of snuck up on me. No big plans just hanging out with family and friends and finishing the outside spring cleaning...still plants to pot and furniture to get out.

But on to the purpose of the post... that is to stop a moment and take time to list some of the things I have to be thankful for.

  • For little helpers always willing to lend a hand (I know you have seen this little one with a swifer before...I really don't make them clean when they come...they want to help) (and I don't usually wear socks with sandals...really, I don't)

  • For the roses blooming in the yard and at the Gardens

  •  For the mild spring,we have been having, I have not had to run the air conditioner...we have been able to open the windows which has brought in lots of fresh air...love it

  • For the opportunity to go strawberry picking with the two youngest grandchildren...we later made strawberry freezer jam and froze some for smoothies later

  • For the opportunity to attend a free concert in Washington DC last weekend...especially thankful that I was physically able to make the trip...there was a moment when I wondered how I was going to do it

  • The trip to DC wasn't just to attend a free concert, that was just an unexpected blessing. The purpose of the trip was to attend the graduation of our youngest son. Excited to see what the Lord has for him in this next chapter of his life

"How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light."  Psalm 36:7-9


Camille said...

Congratulations to your son! And...yippee for little helpers, strawberries and fresh air! All lovely things to be thankful for my friend. You look lovely, by the way. :)


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Congratulations to your son - so glad that you were able to make the trip.

What a blessing it is when our littles want to help.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Congratulations to your son :) Lovely photo of the two of you and very lovely photos is this sweet and thankful post!

Tracy said...

Hi MaryAnn - great pics. It is lovely that we can take pics to remind us of the stuff for which we are grateful
God bless

Debbie said...

Congratulations to the graduate! I would say that's a wonderful reason to head to DC. (Since I have a daughter there, I can think of a lot of wonderful reasons to visit. Ha!)

Your flowers are lovely, and I'm so glad you got a free concert.

Trisha said...

Such beautiful flowers! I miss that blessing of living on the east coast. And congratulations on your son's graduation. May he honor the Lord all the days of his life!

P.S. You're beautiful!

no spring chicken said...

Priceless indeed. He is so very good. Your blessings are beautiful..


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Congratulations to you all! The grandchildren...they seem to be the special kiss from God we get to enjoy. Your list just blessed me this morning..the concert sounds wonderful.

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations to your son! Oh my, the little helper is indeed a blessing. Love all the pictures. WOW! Those strawberries look like I could pick them off of my computer! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a lovely assortment of beauty & joy. I could almost smell those strawberries!