1 – I awoke this morning before dawn and noticed, in the dark outside my bathroom window, a full moon beaming through the trees. It was not only beautiful in and of itself, but it told me that the skies were clear. We have had clouds for so long I had almost forgotten what nature’s lights in the sky looked like.
2 – Sure enough it is a beautiful sunny day – finally! Still cold, but warming. And the new buds and shoots are getting excited and growing – almost before my very eyes.
3 – I continue today to clean out places where I have squirreled away belongings. Seeing them in a new light, I am finding more treasures. I have never had a true linen closet, but I must find a place for one. So many hand decorated linens I have inherited! I am not sure how best to use and/or display them, but for now I am just thrilled to be reminded of them. I think of the endless hours that went into their creation…
4 – I have been emailing information about various parties we are planning for upcoming weddings. I am so happy for these “children” starting new lives together, as well as thankful for the friends we have to celebrate with together.
5 –Attended by hundreds of people, the annual meeting of the company my husband works for is unlike that of many businesses in today’s world. Memories from last year’s meeting make me so thankful to be a part of a corporate family such as this one, and have me looking forward to this year’s meeting tomorrow.
6 – Because my husband is busy with “the day before the meeting” duties, I am having dinner with a dear friend. And I am thinking of treating myself to Krystal hamburgers for lunch!
7 – I am listening to an old CD, Blessid Union of Souls, and I am enjoying the memories this music evokes. Plus now, as then, I like the tunes! Whatever happened to them?
8– I went to the mailbox and found a box with the smile that makes me smile. Yes, even though I am reading my first book on my new Kindle, I am still ordering “paper” books from Amazon, and I get excited when they arrive.
9 – I have always loved the work of Brian Andreas (truthfully the words are what I like, more than the art – but that’s just me), and I found a couple of his works in my cleaning out. Here’s one that “speaks to me”:
My favorite time of day
is just at dark
when all thoughts of what must get done stop…
and small pools of light come alive
on tired faces everywhere.
And here’s another:
Someday, the light will shine like a sun through my skin & they will say, What have you done with your life? & though there are many moments I think I will remember, in the end, I will be proud to say, I was one of us.
10 – I have seen my daughter a lot this week and our son is coming home from college tomorrow. We will get to celebrate Easter together this year, and I am so thankful.
11 – We finally got our first copy of Garden and Gun. I let it expire, and I had to renew and it seemed to take forever to come. I am a true southerner, and even though some other magazines seem to have lost their regional identity, this is a true southern magazine.
12 – and most of all: This is Holy Week, and I rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus, my Lord, Savior, and Friend.