I thought it was about time to begin writing here again.
Hopefully your summer has been awesome! With plenty of sunshine, warmth, and time with your loved ones.
We finally set up Garrett’s pool along with the sprinkler and that has been a lot of fun for him. We have visited family, gone to an amusement park, had a great 4th of July with family, spent a good amount of time with our friends, and stayed in to play at home. I’ve enjoyed yard work and seeing all the beautiful flowers bloom. Most of them were already here before we moved in and it’s been this incredible surprise to see what will show up. At the side of our house we even had sunflowers! I loved those.
I’ve felt a lot better since my last post. God walked me through a really dark valley and I learned a lot about Him. I also felt like what I knew about Him was confirmed. He is good and faithful. There are moments that I still hurt but that’s normal. Thank you again for praying for me. I finally came to the conclusion that this is part of living in a broken world and it was never God’s plan in the first place. That realization brought me hope and I don’t care to go any deeper into theology at this time. I trust God. He has loved me very well and even deeper than I can comprehend and I realize He ‘okayed’ this to touch my life, but He won’t let this pain be meaningless and I have hope in that.
I’ll leave you with a few snapshots of our summer.
We went raspberry picking and had a blast! That evening we made freezer jam with what we had and it turned out delicious. It only lasts a week in the fridge and a year in the freezer so i’m wishing that I would have put them in smaller jars. Now i’ll know for next time! Being at the farm was refreshing. I am so at ease in the country.
Below is a photo from the 4th of July! That’s my momma! She is the best and I really do love being her daughter.
Iced coffee has been my summer time favorite as far as treats go! I started making them at home now to be more frugal but now and then when I am out running errands I will stop and pick one up. They just taste a little better when they’re made for me.
Garrett has been the highlight of my summer. Watching him grow into a kind boy really makes me proud. He has moments like we all do and perfection is just never going to be realistic, but I see partly where God created that tender heart in Him, and where Garrett chooses to see others and show kindness to them. It’s really neat and i’m glad he’s my little boy.
We still have more summer days to enjoy and I’m excited for how we’ll be filling them!
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Talk with you again soon.