Outside my window...pretty and 75°
I am thinking...of 27 years ago, and the excitement and apprehension I felt: I was about to become a mother for the first time.
I am thankful... for our daughter, Elissa, whose birthday is today. She has been a joy to parent.
In the kitchen... homemade pizza and ice cream birthday cake.
I am wearing...black dress and sandals, hot pink shrug
I am creating... plans for a home office
I am reading... Ace Collins' "Darkness Before Dawn"
I am hoping... to see some answers to prayer soon.
I am looking forward to...watching the flowers grow that my husband and I planted yesterday
Around the house... some dusting to be done ... and I still need to pack away winter clothes and find capris ...
A favorite quote for today...
God is in the business of turning rough coals into diamonds through pressure and stress … seen on twitter
Back in the day, when we were in the Amway business, we used to talk about becoming a diamond sales associate and would listen to John Anderson sing, "I'm Just An Old Chunk of Coal, but I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday," at our sales rallies. The truth is that is takes tons of pressure to turn coal into diamonds - and it takes a long time ... May we submit to the pressure that comes our way so that - in time - we may be gems that are pure reflectors of His beauty.
One of my favorite things...days off from work. I sure enjoyed yesterday!
A few plans for the rest of the week: a special business meeting tomorrow night, more yard sales Saturday, and a free Saturday afternoon!
A peek into my day...
Here is a photo of the birthday girl graduating with her Masters just a couple weeks ago.
The daybook is a concept created by Peggy Hostetler. You can link up at her blog, The Simple Woman's Daybook.