It started on Sunday when we spent the whole day honoring my beautiful mom, Janet, on Mother's Day... We worshipped together as a family at PCC, stared in awe at sea creatures at the GA Aquarium, and sipped decadent coffee drinks at Peachtree's Cafe Intermezzo on the way home...
On Tuesday, we celebrated Paul and the accomplishment "the experts" said he'd never achieve... Not only did this severely dyslexic young man go to college, he finished and graduated (with a finance degree). Afterwards our family enjoyed delicious Southern food on my parents' back deck while Paul opened thoughtful graduation gifts (including a handmade quilt my 95 year old great-grandmother made for him). Grandpa Wayne beating us grown-children in bocce ball was definitely icing on the cake - we were all so glad that he and Grammy Jo were able to make it out to celebrate Paul's achievement.
When I made it back to Little Rock Wednesday evening, I got to celebrate my husband's accomplishment... He had finished finals that morning which thus concluded our second year of law school... Just one more to go... And, I couldn't be more proud of him.
"The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord." Psalm 33:5b
Isn't that true? Sure, there are hard things and difficult times. But when we stop and take the time to recognize (and celebrate!) all of the good, there is no room left to dwell on the rest.
Praise the Lord for all of the goodness He bestows on us. We are so grateful.