I’d been dreaming of this Leaves and Lace theme for a while,
and thought my chances for a warm day were slipping away.
Last week the weatherman told us the cold and rain was coming.
But this particular morning every time I looked out the window,
the light was beautiful.
And the day was mild. The leaves were gorgeous.
And I didn’t feel like being a school teacher.
I gave in.
Instead of the normal “get your school books out” after breakfast,
I told Kadence and Cassia that we were going outside.
We gathered some beautiful things inside and some beautiful things outside.
We picked the last rose on the bush in the front yard.
I made wreaths for their hair, and they wrapped themselves in lace.
(I have a weakness for old handmade pieces of crocheted lace.)
They felt beautiful.
I love this photo.
Cassie Jo has just been “crowned” with leaves
and is as happy as any princess!
We were late for lunch.
(Much love to my kindhearted husband who was waiting,
and who puts up with impulsive moments.)
And I now confess.
In the afternoon….
I brewed coffee and gave it to my third grader and kindergartener
to get them (and their teacher) through their school work.
Life is not all perfection and beauty.
Reality is not always fun.
Strive to enjoy the gifts.
And then be willing to get out the coffee when necessary!
"Tell those who have the riches of this world
not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence
in anything as uncertain as riches.
Instead, they should place their confidence in God
who richly provides us with everything to enjoy."
1 Timothy 6:17