Around here, this summer looks a bit different. This year I am working part time and it is the first time I am not always at home with my daughter. My hubby is doing a good job of juggling his work and caring for her. My find this summer is that simple is best. Remember Jacks? Weren't they the best? I had fun relearning how to play and teaching it to my daughter. It is a non-screen form of entertainment.
We had to cut an oak tree down a few years ago. We are left with a huge stump and tons of new growth. It looks like a hobbit tree of sorts in our yard. Slightly comical.
Found some miniature holly hocks out back. As beautiful as they are, they reseed, and reseed, and reseed. You get the hint. ;) I used KK preset darkmood for the edit.
My last find is a journey-find. Over and over I learn that suffering seems to connect people in ways that comfort would not. For instance, working in the Lyme clinic I am meeting people who are suffering and following my path in treating and living with tick-borne diseases. They are overwhelmed and shocked, frustrated, broken, and scared. I have the unique opportunity to come along side and meet so many people that I never would have met. I can look them in the eye and encourage them because I've been there and I am still slowing progressing. I wonder sometimes, if God's purpose in suffering is connection. I look back at the threads and I think I am starting to see a beautiful tapestry. Parts are fuzzy to me. But I can' help but wonder if it is part of a sovereign God's purpose. Just a thought.
I hope you are all well. I have certainly missed you!