The last day of January 2014
and the last entry of our cherished
Outside our window...
A typical Puget Sound day...grey, white, melancholy, hints of blue sky teasing.
I am thankful...
For the wonderful season writing The Santos Times has been for me.
More than Six Years!
I am thankful for having recorded such important lessons learned and happy memories that may have been forgotten if not for this blog.
I am thankful for all of YOU who went on this journey with me, and with Mr. Santos and our children.
I am wearing...
Yes, it's the middle of the day and I am still in my pajamas.
Soon, I will change into a black skirt and a black/white polka dot blouse.
I think my pearl earrings will go well.
I have an appointment at the courthouse...the dreaded, monstrous, courthouse, with grumpy workers, a hovering cloud that chants doom and gloom and echoes of pounding gavels through it's halls.
From the kitchen..
Whatever can be had.
Sophia made breakfast this morning. What a treasure she is!
Breakfast burritos, cinnamon toast, apples, and lots of tea for Mom.
Thank you, Lovey!
I am learning...
What do you think about that?
I think it is scary. It's a long drop...What if that is all I do? Fall down to my death? In fact, I've never been more scared in my life. I am on the edge. I have no idea what lies ahead of me, but I do have this promise:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
I am creating...
Stories...little treasures to pass on to my children.
I am going...
To rejoice and again, I say REJOICE!
Bring out the guitar, the violins, the piano...let us rejoice and be glad in this day, in the LORD! in the hope we have.
I am remembering...
My family...My husband...the five of us together looking forward to a future together.
Isn't it amazing that happy memories bring such pain?
We all share this bond, don't we?
I am reading...
Forgotten God by Francis Chan; a very light read, encouraging with lots of "pictures". It is not as meaty as Holy Spirit of the Bible by Brandon and Desiree Elrod. I will also begin Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis.
I am hearing....
Miss Ready teaching Naomi and Noah a poem.
(A Beka Academy)
The ticking of my clock.
Around the house...
I will give the house a good cleaning this weekend.
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you!"
Some of my favorite things...
A new inbox message
I will miss you!
A few plans for the rest of the month...
A trip to California.
Train certain young people to stop calling me Mrs. Santos.
What should they call me? Laura? Miss Laura? Ms. Santos?
Continue with the Lord with open eyes for what He would like to show me.
Oh, and color my hair. I have decided I'm too young for so much grey.
I am hoping...
You will leave me a farewell comment.
A picture thought to share:
I wish you all many happy and full adventures! That you would be filled with the knowledge and fullness of God. Thank you for your friendship and your encouragement over the years. If I ever come back to blogging, I will invite you over.
God bless you good!
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