March 23, 2007
The blossoms on the magnolia tree and the rhododendron bush have faded.
It snowed yesterday morning, only sticking to very cold things like cars and parts of roofs, colder patches of soil and corners of driveways. Emily was grumpy that it could be snowing and she would still have to go to school, where they don't let you throw snow or run on the snowy grass (which makes you slip in the mud anyway, even if you could). It had all melted by mid-morning.
Today it's overcast and gloomy outside, and the daffodils are bent over, dejected.
But Emily's having a friend over after school, and Jason is going to a double 13th birthday party tonight for two girls in his grade - the entire 7th grade is invited, and it's a disco-type party. The four parents will be in attendance, I was glad to hear. One of them is Jason's Theatre Tech teacher at school, and also teaches drums, which makes him very cool indeed, I suppose. One family is British and the other Canadian. Jason has been in a school play with one of the girls, but I don't even know what the other looks like.
If this post sounds down in the mouth, it could be partly because I saw "Becoming Jane" at the cinema yesterday with some friends, and it depressed me. It did make me extra-thankful for what I have in my own real life, but it also made me very sad for Jane. I realize that a bunch of the storyline was dreamed up, but some of it was true.
Looking upward towards Hope and Glory, here are my five favorite verses of the past seven weeks:
"In Your unfailing love you will lead the people You have redeemed."
"You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long."
"My times are in Your hands."
"How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!"
"If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink."
Glug, glug, glug. Ahhhhhhh.
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Good verses. Things could be a lot worse! Thank God that they aren't.
Posted by: Martin LaBar | Mar 23, 2007 5:20:36 PM
Yes, indeed, Martin, things are absolutely wonderful. I am amply blessed in every way, and exceedingly thankful. It's just been a gray day and I'm physically tired. My typing fingers wouldn't smile. I allowed myself a gray post. Swiftly followed by a cheery one.
Posted by: Katherine | Mar 23, 2007 6:08:34 PM