Sunday, August 31, 2014

surely, surely

...these things I plan won't happen right away. 
Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.

If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. 
Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!
~from Habakkuk 2

Jamie spoke on patience this morning. What a timely, encouraging blessing to be reminded that God's time is not the same as ours, and that the things He will have accomplished will indeed be so -- perfectly on time.

I look at the miles of planning for the days ahead...
I see the faces and hearts of my sweetlings...
I see my own hopes and dreams, delight in the possibilities, wonder in the promises...
And with a thankful heart I work to remember to practice my patience with awestruck joy ♥

Saturday, August 30, 2014

sweet duet

We are just two days away from the beginning of our school year! How did that happen? I am excited and a little nervous (Ila would say nervous-cited) and really ready to be in it. In the quiet of the afternoon tomorrow, I will put the finishing touches on the beginning with an eye to next June. Amazing to think what we will have accomplished by then!

With quite a few years under my belt now, I know that we can expect glorious days, sweet days, challenging days, meh days and just plain awful ones sometimes, too. But I am determined to be thankful for each and every one of them. What more priceless a gift could there be than the moments of the days to come with my sweetlings?

Setting my heart to the sweet duet of hope & promise ♥