Sunday SHMILY!

1 Samuel 31:1-13 & 2 Samuel 1:1-3:25

“and the sword of Saul returned not empty.” 2 Samuel 1:22

It’s SUNDAY! Time for some great SHMILY pictures from this week.

I got many many many more than what I was able to photograph, but that’s fairly usual. Most of them only last a moment and then they’re gone, which is kinda fun because then I know that they’re JUST for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m praying that God will be showing you His love for YOU in wondrous ways this week and always! I love and cherish you my friends! You have no idea.

I was so mad that I smeared my fresh paint… until I noticed later that it was a smile! Then I was Ok with it. ๐Ÿ˜€ How appropriate that He would turn my imperfection into something beautiful, it’s just like Him to do that isn’t it?

OK, I know that this isn’t a smile or a heart, but DUDE these are so strangely good!!! I NEVER would have put the name OREO and the flavor watermelon together, but wow! They’re reminiscent of those lemon cookies that my dad loves so much. You know, except they’re watermelon. So good!

Friday was my son’s fifth grade celebration before they left for fifth grade camp. It was a very emotional afternoon for this mommy as her baby celebrated a lifetime of fun and friendship. I became acutely aware that in seven years I wouldn’t be celebrating his graduation from elementary school, but his graduation from high school and he would be leaving for college! We’re almost halfway there and that’s freaking me out! It’s gone so very quickly!

When you set out on the road of parenthood you set out on it alone. It’s just the two of you, never thinking about all the countless others who are setting out on that same journey at the same time as you. And even though you may connect with them from time to time you may not fully realize the significant role they play in your life. Then you come up on milestones in the road like Friday. Every other parent in that room was there for the same reason we were. Their baby is growing up too. And like a tidal wave crashing down it hits you that these are the faces that you will see at each of the parenthood milestones. These are the voices you will hear through the rest of the years. Cheering for their baby and yours, right beside you. These are the shoulders that will share fears, tears and burdens with you for years to come. These are the people who are on the journey WITH you. You’re not as alone as you think you are. It’s a very encouraging thought, knowing that all these people are experiencing that same strange cocktail of emotions that you are. And it’s comforting.

Categories: 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 365 Life, Jesus Loves YOU, Writing Through the Bible in a Year | Leave a comment

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