"Be fully present in the present season of life."
Thanking God for many gifts in this season of life, and in this past week:
Times as a couple ~
Sweet cards for each other, on our 40 1/2 wedding anniversary, on Valentine's Day!
A special Valentine Date on Tuesday evening - a gift card from Christmas, eating out at Stoke's.
Another Date on Friday evening - another gift card, this time at Petrow's.
Watching the final episode of Downton Abbey Season 2 together on Sunday evening.
Times with family ~
Seeing grandkids five days in a row.
Taking care of Cruz Tuesday afternoon while his mom had a doctor's appt - baby due very soon!
Levi & Ali here Wednesday evening while their mom went to Parent-Teacher Conference.
Jake & Cole here for two mornings in a row, Thursday and Friday.
Texts from another daughter, in TX, with a son sick with a bad flu.
Texts and phone calls from our sons.
And an all-day Freezer Meal Day together with three sweet daughters on Saturday!
Times with friends ~
Monday morning prayer time with other staff at Smith's.
Women's Lunch at Mimi's together after our prayer time.
Staff Meeting here at our house on Wednesday.
Connection Group on Sunday afternoon.
Times with God ~
Remembering things heard at our SV Leadership Conf in Florida recently.
Thinking more about what "surrender" means.
Welcoming trials and weaknesses, for through these things God shows Himself to us, and to others around us.
"He will take delight in you with gladness ... with His Love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs." (Zephaniah 3:17b)
"Give yourself fully to the adventure of today."
(Counting 1000 Gifts in 2012 - #123-141)