The day started with a basket full of love and happiness.
It was a lovely rainy day, the kind that inspires me to bake unnecessary confections and get into various other forms of tom-foolery.
But mostly I worked on the upcoming 5/K Run/Walk for The Sadie Rose Foundation and sang songs and played games with the Eli and Elsie.
One of our new favorite “rediscovered” songs is “You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd,” by the late great Roger Miller. You know, you can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind too.” We like making up new lyrics. For example…
You can’t take a nap in a mandolin case, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind too.
The kids had yummy strawberry banana smoothies and I made juice for myself from these…
We watched a Christmas video, made sausage and vegetable Quiche for supper and then I had meeting this evening.
Six years ago on Saturday, June 23, we gathered in the back corner of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren cemetery to lay to rest our precious infant daughter, our sweet Sadie Rose. This year, Sunday, June 23, I will be licensed to the ministry at that same church nestled in the beautiful Beaver Creek community of the Shenandoah Valley. I did not put together the significance of being licensed on the day of our daughter’s funeral until I was driving home from my meeting this evening.
Yes random rainy day thoughts to be sure, but sweet, beautiful thoughts of faith, family and community.
One more picture just in case you haven’t had enough cuteness yet and a quote to ponder. “The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.” Soren Kierkegaard.