A wonderful rainy, thundery day here with tons of rain. Wow, how we need it and how good of God to lavish this gift on us. Second storm in 24 hours so surely our trees and growing things will explode with happy growth this week. Good to have a legitimate excuse to nap, read, sip hot tea and soak in the refreshing, inside and out.
It's been a whirlwind few weeks here finishing up the end-of-year activities...a very fun Field Day with our support group, a mini-writer's conference for SweetPea and a couple of her friends, piano recital and Piano Guild for her, a few days' at-home vacation time with Hubby, and all the daily stuff. Yet to come in the next couple of weeks are the push to finish Sonlight Core 6, SweetPea's biennial testing, switching out winter for summer clothes (you should see my mountain of ironing!), a wedding, and the fun prospect of a visit from a folks for a couple of weeks. And of course, the yard work looms; I've hardly begun raking, much less pruning and planting. Ah, well...what's really important will get done and I'll just content myself with that.
I've now gained the significant distinction of being the mother of a teen-ager! SweetPea turned 13 this week, excited but feeling some qualms about all the horrors she's heard about the teen years. I've seen some lovely growth of character in her the last couple of months, and I hastened to assure her that as long as her heart kept the Lord in first place, He would be faithful to make these years blessed and good. My parents were always my best friends and I pray that I will give my daughter the trust and closeness they always gave me.
Gotta go smell the air outside! It must surely be medicinal.