What did I learn in July? This month has zoomed by – not one entry in my journal but I know I learned a few things! Emily Freeman has her linkup posted and it is helpful to write these things down. I will attempt to summarize my July!
If you know me well, you know July hasn’t been one of my favorite months – the last couple of years I have chosen to be proactive and change things up. I’ve been intentional about it. THAT, in itself, is a huge lesson. To overcome something, one must be intentional. To make plans. To schedule events. To participate in life. Seems easy enough, yet at times we allow events of the past to cripple our “want-to.” No more.
What did I learn?
- Our 1200 square foot home, with one bathroom, can still welcome four extra people – especially when those people are daughter, son-in-law, and two grands. Yes, we rubbed shoulders a lot and we did the I gotta go shuffle outside the bathroom door but we made it work, even in our short monsoon season pre-July 4th.
- Weddings are still a favorite thing to do! July 4th found hubs, granddaughter, and I at a wedding of one of our most favoritist (yes, a word) people! Congrats Eryn and Jadie!
- God hears and answers prayers. We had rain everywhere – the whole mountainous area where we live was wet. But, we prayed for a window of wonderful weather to umbrella the park where the outdoor wedding was to be held. We left our house in the rain. We drove through the rain. We arrived at the wedding venue to behold blue skies, cool temperatures and a clear canopy of perfect! For five glorious hours – bride, groom, wedding party and guests celebrated God’s awesomeness.
- Charleston SC is a fun and historically-rich city to spend a couple of days. And, vacations are more fun without husbands, fathers, grandpa’s. (There, I said it.)
- I can still fully rearrange a room by myself.
- I am not as disciplined as I thought I was.
- God is merciful.
- God is bigger than my finite mind can grasp.
- There is peace in the mundane flow of days.
- Zinnias, geraniums, bonfires, blueberries, hummingbirds, gardening, reading a good novel, mornings at the beach, summertime in the mountains are still my favorite things!
What did you learn in July? What are your favorite summer things?
Bonfires and weird faces!
Note the blueberries this rascal is eating!
Sam, just because he’s the cutest thing ever!
This picture won me $100 worth of new birdfeeders in a contest!