Friday, June 14, 2013


Another week on the Journey has slipped by. It's amazing - and a little scary - how quickly they do fly by.  Stopping to reflect does make the days stick in my memory.  On Fridays, I intentionally stop and remember five highlights of the past week.

1.  The major event of the week was Malia's birthday.  I am no longer the mother of a teenager because our youngest girl is now 20!   Unbelievable, since it feels like I just had her a couple years ago.

Here she is goofing off before Ashley's wedding ...

2.  Mother-lode of all Yard Sales:  Elissa and I went to several fabulous yard sales on Saturday.  In fact, we did so well, that we are crying off from going for the next two weeks.  Hopefully, she will have closed on her house by then and can store all the MOUNDS of stuff she has collected in her new garage.  (Okay, I know we are not going this week, but who knows if we can keep ourselves away next week.)

3.  Week 6 of Walk Away the Pounds: I made it through another week -  need I say more?

4.  Gratitude:  It was brought to my attention, once again, how very blessed I am.  This week at the church, we had a disabled veteran come by asking for assistance.  (I really struggle with benevolent requests because often it seems like people want to take advantage of the church.  I pray all the time about this and ask God to give me wisdom and compassion.)  Anyway, this man broke my heart.  He is totally without options, in a wheelchair recovering from one knee surgery and facing another one as soon as the first knee heals.  He has no income at all!  We did help him with his rent but next month's coming ... please agree with me in prayer that his disability application will go through so that he will have some sort of income as he recuperates. 

5.  Internet issues at both home and work have been resolved!  Working internet is a highlight for me anytime!

And so ends another week on the Journey.  I hope all my readers will have a wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating weekend and a joy-filled week of opportunities ahead.

If you'd like to share the highlights of YOUR week, link up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Any day internet issues are resolved is a good one! I remember when our youngest left the teen years. I couldn't believe it. Enjoy your week ahead!

Anonymous said...

HURRAY on week 6. I am on week 9 or so - of NOT OPENING the dvd. Truly. lol

I pray for wisdom too (and compassion) when we get folks who come to our church. There are so many needs everyone (inside and outside the church). I am agreeing in prayer with you that God does the miraculous for this gentleman.

Now you are on to another chapter of parenting. May you have wisdom and compassion here as well.

Susanne said...

There is always new adventures as our children grow older. Just when I think I might be getting a handle on a phase they all pass through it and we`re onto another. My youngest is 18 so we are just about through the teen years here too.

The veteran`s story broke my heart. Saying a prayer for him. Such a sad thing for someone who laid down his life serving his country. It should never be that they have no resource when it`s needed.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to have discernment when people come to you in need. But God will give the wisdom required. There's always more than one thing happening and may that veteran's life be touched by those at your church.

Congrats on being teen-free and continuing on your walking commitment.