Gratitude from FL

We’re in Florida, enjoying time with my folks and other family. So much for which to be thankful!

Gifts #145-179
Traveling mercies
Friends who are caring for our home and animals while we are gone
Sunrise on the road

The Alphabet Game
A man who can drive 17 hours straight
Making good time (is that what is meant by Godspeed?)
Talks about the future with our son
The beauty of the progressive change in flora/fauna as we drove south
Snowy white cotton fields

Southern pines
Pecan Groves
Peach Orchards

Being with Papa and Mama
A home of their own

Seeing precious/common things of my Mama’s, some of which have been packed away for years
A living example of love and parent-honoring

Cousins together

An eight hour drive made for a 24 hour visit
Time with my beloved Bubba and family
Play time for young men with the older men in their lives

Cooking with Mama and Beka
Neck huggin’
Fine Florida sand and pine needles underfoot
Chinese Honey citrus trees

Sweet time with family at Papa’s bday party

70 years lived by grace


My grandma gettin’ and giving “sugar” with my youngest
The enlivening effect of sweet baby hands, kisses, and smiles

Meeting Papa and Mama’s church family
That church family, overflowing with the love of Christ

Errand running with Mama
A hoarse voice (and accompanying laughter)
Grace in my foolishness
Peace in God’s sovereignty

holy experience


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurie
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 10:37:14

    Blessings indeed!!! I enjoyed those photos, Laurel!
    God is good and gracious!


  2. Dana Brenner
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:21:03

    You are blessed indeed. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos! You and your family is in our prayers!


  3. Tab
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 21:43:05

    So happy for you and your family to be able to spend time with your mama and papa!
    I really enjoyed your photos! Love the citrus fruits!


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