for the first day of summer we celebrated
the lake was calling
the weather was beautiful
the water only a little bit chilly
the crowds very small
and there were friends near so he was off doing boy things all day long
which freed me up to do this all day long
of course we had to hit up Sister’s Bakery on the way
it was a beautiful start to what I’m sure will be a beautiful summer
I’m counting the grateful gifts: grateful for summer vacation, so much sweeter after the kids have been at school. It’s a different kind of summer for us, when we homeschooled our school year and summer just kind of ran together like melted crayons. Now there is a distinction, and the days are so much more wonderful than in previous summers. I’m grateful for that.
And I’m grateful to be living where we are. We don’t have pristine beaches but I think we make up for it in mountain lakes and the fresh air that only comes by living at 3500 feet. And then there’s the mountains views, can’t beat those.
These gifts are beautiful. There’s nothing more to it.
May you find beauty in this summer weekend, full of resting and playing and pausing to enjoy the gracious gifts of a good God.