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Thursday, May 30th
Truth be told, I am very thankful that Friday comes in the morning.
Yes, it is my birthday, but more so because we have survived week one in 900 sq. ft. with a wee bit of sanity remaining.
Living in a constant state of tight corners takes its toll on a person. I personally am thankful for God granting us grace through these days. They linger ahead for a time and we are all longing for a bit of home sweet home again.
In the afternoon hours today, we went to our new library. It is really our old library, but the boys were only 2 and 3 when we relocated across town and to a new library. There were a few moments of wavering faith in this new adventure. The boys loved the Central Library.
Thankfully, it did not take long to find their favorite authors and discover even more books at this library than at Central. Nothing like a good book to make a day better!
We were also thankful for the puzzle section in the library. The hours flew by once we sat down and began to put one together. To have a normal activity in the midst of our not so ordinary days was such a gift!   Add in a few hands of Uno, and you have a grand afternoon!
Said goodbye to my sister and one niece and nephew today. So wonderful to have them for a visit!
I leave for Alaska in one week! So excited!!! God is good!


  1. That is small... said the mother of 3, from her 1001 sq ft home in MI!

    1. Sarah, you and your house have been a source of encouragement and a bit of a reality check for me as I was preparing to live in the cabin. I kept telling myself that you had 5 people in your house and you all make it work well for everyday living...surely I can do this for a couple of weeks. :) You are truly a wonderful mom and great wife, not to mention a great friend! :)

  2. Oh sweetie... At least you are looking at the other moments and aware of the grace. Time will fly! :) sooo excited for you guys on what lies ahead! :)

    1. Looking back at these past weeks of May, I know without a doubt that God prompted me to blog the gifts of each day of my birthday month (today is my birthday) so that I would be intentionally looking for the good in each day. Some days were difficlut, but I found the gifts of each one and was not letting the stress or uncomfortable situations get to me so much that I did not see the good in their midst. Praise belongs to God for His goodness! Love and hugs from GA!


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