Sunday, November 25, 2012

Grace

I never said I would be able to keep up the daily pace.  I said I'd try.  Obviously, interstate travel and daily blogging don't mix.  So I grant myself grace to play catch up on writing down my blessings.

#23  Extended family, those people who are related by marriage, bring joy and laughter.  I'm thankful that my children married in to happy families.

#24  A safe trip from Phoenix to home.  While there are always a few crazy drivers out there on the highways, people just want to travel from point A to point B safely.  Stay in your own lane.  Don't block traffic.  Don't speed.  I'm thankful that we arrived home in a record seven hours.

#25  I love walking in to my little cottage after traveling.  Although I'm somewhat of a vagabond at heart, I love coming home.  I need that grounding of 'a place of my own'.  Sunday afternoons spent sitting with a cup of Earl Grey tea, a knitting project, a book, or a good movie is always a joy.  Surrounded by the natural beauty of my neighborhood, I love tidying the garden, too.

I recognize that God's grace abounds in His care of my basic needs--food, water, and these days after traveling, the shelter of my home.

4 comments:

ellen b. said...

You did make good time on that road trip for sure. And yes, there's no place like home...

Grayseasailor said...

Indeed! Welcome Home Willow :) xx from Gracie

Sara said...

Home sweet home, so true. I find as the years go by I am learning more and more the value of not trying to keep up the daily pace but live in the moment instead, because really, that's where all the living takes place and for so many years I missed it all by not paying attention to what was right in front of me!

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Dear Willow, thanks for the comment on my post about the Leftovers, storm and holiday parties. We are all trying to get back to whatever is the new normal. I dodged a bullet with Sandy, because it really didn't rain a lot. The winds did take down my 40+ year old Blue spruce, rather it bent and I had to remove it between the storms. A lot of the beaches on Long Island are changed, and we will have to see what that means for the summer trips to Robert Moses on the south shore and to Sunken Meadow on the north shore. Trees will be replanted and the trunks and branches will eventually be ground into mulch. Cheers from the Jarvis House garden on a truly beautiful Autumn day. Lori