I woke up this morning and after about five seconds remembered my crazy dream! It is rare I remember details about my dreams but this morning I did. I was at an event with Emily Freeman and her sister, Myquillyn The Nester Smith! It may have been in Myquillyn’s famous “barn”. I’m not sure but we were having a blast and celebrating something. Funny how our minds go when we are sleeping. I’ve never met Emily or Myquillyn but I enjoy their blogs and podcasts they do with their dad – they have such fun and I always laugh with them. The dream served as a reminder over at Chatting at the Sky it is time for the What I Learned linkup. I enjoy doing these because they serve as a monthly journal of life’s highlights!
What I Learned in June!
The days go slow but the years go fast! And, so is the case of our grandchildren. Hannah graduated high school and Simon enters the 7th grade. How can this be?
Family, in spite of dysfunction, separation, divorces – we are family and family is the second most important asset in our lives. The first, of course, is our relationship with God! (below is our family.)
I am in the middle, to my left is my hubs, to my right with the hand on his shoulder is my first husband and the father of my children. The two men standing at the top of the pyramid are my sons. In the front row from left to right my daughter-in-love (separated from son with dark beard and cap), Hannah, Simon, my daughter and immediately behind her with glasses is my son-in-love.
More things I learned in June:
- There are some people whom I have very awkward “white space” moments with. No expounding.
- Sometimes an event will cause us to time-lapse and when that happens it is confirmation Solomon really was wise and there is a season for everything!
- Eastern Phoebes raise two broods a year; each time laying five eggs; from egg-hatching to fledge is 13-14 days; little Phoebes poo a lot; Eastern Phoebes love our front porch.
- Texting, however popular and convenient, at times must be traded for a real-life conversation in order to accurately get the message across.
- Dogs get depressed.
- How to say no even when people expect a yes. Even “no’s” are necessary at times in answer to “good yes’s.” Hopefully, you know what I mean.
- In times of emergency I am able to remain calm and think clearly and my first response is PRAYER. Realized this the other day when our neighbor rolled his tractor right in front of me (he walked away unscathed) and I was the first responder (in theory because I am not “A” first responder). Perhaps I should have been a nurse or doctor…NOT!
- I am reminded there is NOTHING new under the sun, and that absolutely NOTHING takes my God by surprise. And, I am still glad I have a tattoo on my wrist that reminds me on a daily basis GAKAT – God Already Knew About This.
What did you learn in June? Do tell!
beth willis miller says
Love this post Susan, and your reminder GAKAT. How is the man who had the tractor accident ?
He walked away unscathed. Miraculous!
Love the GAKAT reminder! Love your family picture and how you all choose to make it work.
This June just flew by and I’m holding on to July with a grip. This past June was precious because my oldest will turn into a teenager this month and I see that little boy slipping away and a new young man emerging and it is sad and joyful all at the same time.
We have one more un-teen year with our grandboy Simon! Still a ‘tween!
I “day” dream about hanging out in Myquillyn’s barn! LOL Great post, love your family pics and the one of the eggs in the nest. 🙂
Would it not be great fun to attend one of those barn functions?
Messy Mom says
Oh how I wish I could live in the same town as you and hang out and chat after church! I love your photos and your wisdom. Great post.
I wish you did too!!! xo
How I love these lists! You learned quite a bit last month! All good things!
Here’s to learning more in July!
When you stop learning, you stop living! xo