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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Every summer day...

Dear Summer,

I need you to slow down!
your summer friend, 

I love summer...
wearing flip flops 24/7, vacations, lakes,
honeysuckle in the air, flowerpots winking from every porch,
ice cold Coke in the car with the windows down...
air conditioning in Kansas...
flags and fireworks,
homemade ice-cream,
grilled burgers,
home grown tomatoes,
girls in sundresses,

I love seeing flowers everywhere...

especially the ones that grow in ditches 
along every  ordinary country road.

I drive by these every day,
and everyday, 
I love them.

and these..

Sometimes I wonder why God made such beautiful weeds
to grown in obscure ditches.
Was it just to make us smile
along our way?

These make me smile.

I have a lot of things pressing to get done by the end of this summer!

By August

my daughter and son-in-love and precious grandbaby girl

will be here.

I will be living in the new house.

All the building, and packing, and moving, 

and waiting

will be over...

and the whole family will be together at the lake!

(insert happy dance here)

In the meantime,

I want to, have to, need to, and am

 to enjoy...savor...notice

every summer thing,

one summer day at a time~!

Hope you can see it,
smell it,
feel it
 and mostly,
don't let it slip away.

Enjoy THIS summer day!



  1. I already feel it slipping away too fast! Love your pics of the queen Anne's lace. Thanks so much for the prayers. Mom and baby are fine. Jackie

  2. Uh, your blog misses you . . .


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