: Blessed :

This just happened and I knew if I didn't write about it I would forget it.

I'm sitting in our front office finishing up some work listening to a praise song my friend had recommended when I see my neighbor pull into her driveway and then into her garage. I just say a quick little shout to God "Thanks for great neighbors, we're so blessed" -- Heidi and I chat once a week or so. She's a lovely lady, has two grown sons and is married to Paul {
strange, no?} -- anyway she's just delightful, welcoming and warm.

Next thing I know {
sometimes I get caught up in my own little world} our doorbell rings, there is Heidi standing there with this...
We had just had a conversation about how I can't wait to get my pots filled with summer blooms so she thought I would love a little thing of spring blooms.

So silly but so great all the same. I burst into tears and told her that I just thanked the Lord for us having such great neighbors when I saw her drive in. She said the feeling is mutual and that was it.

Sometimes when other people do very tangible things for me it continues to overwhelm.

Just the other day when we came home from the wedding our friends that had been babysitting the boys left me {cause it's my job} this gift...
I was so blessed and overwhelmed by the amount of laundry that they did for me, seriously probably 6 loads were washed and folded ready to be put away!
May I never forget these tangible ways that God's love and care is shown to me...

"'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them." Ezekiel 34:11



: Mr&Mrs :

This past weekend we celebrated with the last of our friends {in the original bible study group that Mr.L & I met} to get married.It was a fabulous time of celebrating as we had all been praying for our friend to find the one his heart belonged to for quite a while and 2012 was his year! He found her, fell for her, put a ring on it and now they are wed!

Mr. L had the pleasure of standing up with Tony while he wed Cherilyn {uunfortunately our littlest didn't quite understand that Daddy wasn't marrying Auntie Cherilyn and thus bawled the whole ceremony thinking that Daddy was going off and marrying another woman! HAHAHA - so glad this isn't our reality ;) }! Tony was the one who drove my Dad & I to the church on our wedding day, so it was a trip seeing Paul up on stage with Tony now ready to wed his true love, SO GREAT!
We're so happy for the new Mr. & Mrs. S and glad that we're almost neighbors too -- All the best to the newly wed Couple - Enjoy Hawaii!


*Photos courtesy of Mr.L's BB*
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