Hello, all you wonderful people! It's Friday again and time to participate in my favorite meme, "Friday's Fave Five." The object of the meme is to find five favorites, or highlights, of your week. It could be anything that lightened your spirits or made you smile. If you'd like to join in this exercise, visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.
2. Next, I'd like to share with you my spring centerpiece. Yes, those are fake tulips in my favorite creamware picture (found at an upscale thrift store!), but I love the colors. Especially on my round tablerunner made for me with love by my sister-in-love, Cora.
I flanked the tulips on either side with my favorite yard sale candlesticks ... which I know I've shown you many times on this blog.
3. Another favorite of mine that I dwelt on this week is memories. I'm so thankful for the beautiful memories I have of my baby girls' growing-up years. As you know, I have been experiencing "empty nest syndrome" with two of my three kidlets leaving home so close together. One lives so far away now, and one is out trying her wings and I've not been able to see her since she left. At first, I was overwhelmed with feelings of failure as a mother, but lately God has been bringing to mind all the precious memories of when the girls were little and all the life lessons I feel I was able to instill in them then. Since I've been dwelling on the good stuff, and leaving the rest in God's capable hands, I've been feeling a lot better!
4. I saw recently the beautiful unfolding of an answer to prayer in my dear friend Glenda's life. Her prodigal has come back in her life! I am so happy and encouraged in seeing how this is all working out. God is good!
5. Family news: One niece got engaged this week, and one nephew is getting married this weekend. I'm looking forward to both these events. I am sentimental at heart and I just love weddings!
How has your week been?