|Some of Leah's cards and expressions of love|
We value each member of our family so very much. That is why we still try to celebrate birthdays together even though it is becoming more difficult.
Sunday, we celebrated two birthdays: Diane's (9/11) and Kristie's (9/17). We took an ice cream cake to Diane's and then came back for gluten-free fare to celebrate Kristie.
Monday, among the file folders I cleaned out, I uncovered Leah's adoption and name change documents, intact. They are all in German and very interesting, from what I could understand. It was most serendipitous to discover her birth mom's birth date on the very day of her 56th birthday. How I wish we could contact her, thank her and tell her about the child she gave life to.
I have also found so many loving and grateful notes from that daughter God placed in our family. I treasure them indeed, and admire her art work too.
We so value the times with the group that shows up at Monday Meals, and appreciate the food too!
|Shrimp Alfredo Fetuccini|
|Mashed Potato Donuts|
Three and a half hours of wood burning will heat up the water tank.
Ceramics at the Red Barn has not slowed down, on the contrary. One day Leah was there to help her Dad with the kids and contribute her innate artistic sense.
|All four wheels in use!|
We wandered into Jonesboro, the adjoining town, and lined up on Main Street there were all kinds of fancy motorcycles, yet another world of motors.
I do not know much about either one, nor am I interested, but time with friends is always a gift.
The only photo-worthy moment, in my opinion, was the statue of Garfield as fireman, a reminder that Jonesboro had the first volunteer fire department in Grand County.
Stephan has been out twice this week carving the old oak stump.
The final sculpture will represent the abundant blessings of our lifetime.
I have been hearing so much lately about Ann Voskamp's one thousand gifts blog, book, and the dare to live fully right where you are.
So, what do you treasure? Let's encourage one another as we value the big and small gifts of every day life.