I woke up this morning with big plans for my day. My plans totally bit the dust, unfolded laundry is still all over my bed, the cord for the steam mop is still unraveled in a heap in the hallway for the last week-but-what a difference a little perspective makes-we had a great day! Gardening didn’t get done-but I watered so my plants and seedlings shall live another day, Christopher helped me dig a boccee set out of the shed and we played that and spike ball for a bit, and this morning-my lovely friend and neighbor gifted us a recumbent bike which made for loads of fun this evening! We enjoyed watching Space X launch this afternoon and has a blast surprising a very special 12 year old with a birthday parade. The icing on the cake- or the toppings on the ice cream is bringing back an old tradition of Friday night sleep outs (I know it is actually Saturday), where we get snuggled up on the couch and watch movies until we fall asleep. I gave this up years ago because I value sleep very much-but these days when every day is nearly like the day Before-this gives us something to look forward to. Although hubby is at work for a 72 now and we miss him , I’m filled with joy at all the Lord has blessed me with-even on the rough days-when parenting absolutely sucks-I’m reminded that The Lord loves me no matter the circumstances-and there is nothing I can do to make God love me more-there’s also nothing I can do to make Him love me less. The same is true for my kids. God loves them unconditionally-He doesn’t look at us and see the worst-He looks at us and sees the children that He made-in His image. That’s how I chose to look at my people today. I need more of a God lens to see my peopleeveryday-

they are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Be well.