~ a friend who exemplifies this quote from St. Francis de Sales. I originally came upon this quote at Small Treasures, and it has remained with me. It suits my dear friend, for whom I am grateful...
If your mutual exchanges deal with knowledge, your friendship is certainly very laudable; it will be even better if they deal with the moral virtues such as prudence, discretion, strength, justice; but if they pertain to charity, the love of God, Christian perfection, then this friendship is truly precious and excellent: excellent because it comes from God, excellent because it tends toward God, excellent because its bond is God, excellent because it will endure eternally in God.
~a sweet, small boy who seeks me out when he hears me gargling to ease my sore throat. "I hope you feel better, " he says with a hug into my legs. He knows he's being cute. He puts an extra squint into his smile.
~success at basketball for another dear, loving boy. Tall, lanky, built for it.
~three perfect tests for a smart little girl!
~two lost pounds. Eh. I'll take it.
~a husband who rushed home from work upon hearing I wasn't feeling well. I was just dehydrated. I'm fine now. And on that note...
~clean, cool water to drink. It is heartrending that many don't have this simple, lifegiving necessity.
~the inspiration of Dave Ramsey and the relief of being debt-free except for the house!
~Focus on the Family, for reliable guidance, well-presented. So much helpful information for every stage of family life.
~a husband who woke up before dawn to take our elder son cycling this morning.