Aug 31, 2014

Farewell Summer 2014

The "official start" to the new academic year begins on Tuesday.  Three days spent in Newport was a great way to end the summer season.  

Relaxed, Refreshed and as Ready as I'll ever be.  

 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.     Proverbs 19:20
(So enormously thankful for friends who speak truth & model humility & grace to our kids.)

The Lord sent me a little love note...in the form of a seaweed heart.  He is so romantic like that.  Always pursuing my heart and reminding me of his unfailing love. 

 "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival."     C.S. Lewis

"The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are."    C.S. Lewis

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!    Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

The Lord has seen fit to deliver me a season of heartbreak.  Maybe heartbreak isn't the correct word...maybe it's more like heart-sickness. Hard times are hard...especially when wounds arrive from unexpected places. 

This girl has been a constant.  Discerning and wise and empathetic.    I am thankful for her friendship.   I know it's a gift.