They had plans to attend the funeral of a 95 year old woman who had served for many, many years as a "home missionary" in Kentucky. Though it was not in my plans, I attended with them before returning home. While in high school, I spent a summer as a counselor at the camp her ministry sponsored for children in the hills. The experience greatly impacted my life.
This afternoon, my husband mowed our lawn, thick and lush following the rains of recent days. I pulled some weeds and took pictures of the many, many beautiful flowers blooming in our yard.
This evening we enjoyed a sweet evening with friends. Donna (of Donna's Booknook) had invited friends to their home to celebrate her husband Lynn's birthday.
(We allowed enough time to stop and stroll through one of our favorite yards in Woodburn, IN. It is FULL of interesting yard art and a variety of perennial plants. I always glean ideas for our own yard there.)
We feasted on lemon cake, rhubarb crisp (I really need to get the recipe), ice-cream and a variety of drinks and candies.
Thank you, God, for family, flowers and friends!