Courage is contagious.
When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
~ Billy Graham
Trusting you are remembering, thanking and having a wonderfully blessed Memorial Day Weekend!
#126 school's out... and I've got my kiddos home with me (even when "home is our big green van) once again... yippee!
#127 on the road again
#128 friends we've made in Niger that open their home to fellow Niger missionaries who are "on the road"
#129 looking forward to seeing the cousins
#130 looking forward to lunch with one of my most favorite couples in the whole wide world
#131 my grandfather and the sacrifices he made to defend and ensure freedom for our country
#132 weather warm enough that I'm getting sweaty when I work hard or exercise... it is preparation for our return to Niger
#133 looking for plane tickets
#134 a friend who brings an incredible selection of bread to our family ALMOST. EVERY. WEDNESDAY
#136 cleaning windows and then looking out the beautifully clean windows
#137 school uniforms folded and put or given away ~ for a long time
#138 watching him watch "Mythbusters"
#139 visiting with someone new at the K4 end-of-the-year class picnic
#140 the family of bunnies that lives in our backyard
#141 oatmeal butterscotch cookies
#142 that moment when your picky eater tries something new and finds out that it tastes pretty good and all the tears to avoid eating it just weren't worth it
#143 reasons to write thank you cards... even when it seems like I'll never get caught up with all of them
#144 finding box and window fans in with our stored stuff
#145 a clean family room - and the fact that it got that way due to the efforts of a 3 year old and a 5 year old!
#146 the smell of freshly cut grass
#147 the world's best pediatrician
#148 sleep - especially when I've not been getting enough
#149 tater tots for dinner
#150 a beautiful day for one of our big girls to visit Mackinac Island, for the first time... and the wonderful friends who surprised and delighted her when they invited her to go
#151 Listening to the bull frogs sing all night in New York's Finger Lakes region
#152 Visiting with a family who has similar parenting priorities... and seeing how God has blessed the results
#152 The rare occasions when the little peanut sleeps soundly all night her first night in a new place