Monday, August 15, 2011
Counting my blessings changes my perspective. Instead of focusing on problems and disappointments, I'm able to recognize God's blessings in my everyday life.
This past week was the beginning of the new school year at Rancho Solano. It was exciting to see many of the children from our last year's class. Some of them were in our summer camp. But it had been several months since I'd seen many of them and they seemed to have grown during that time. I had missed them.
We had a classroom of 19 three year old children who were saying goodbye to their mommies for the first time. Oh there were many tears!
#127 A brand new batch of three year olds to love
#128 Hugs and love from last year's students who are now in the Pre-K 4 classes.
#129 The excitement and smiles of Rachel and Kambria who were so excited to be in the same class
#130 Ishan's smile; he can melt any girl's heart!
#128 Three year olds learning to work together
I got to attend church with my friend Helen and her family. We used to go to the same church in central Phoenix but she moved to the northwestern area of town several years ago. It had been a long time since I had the chance to worship together with her.
#130 My mother-in-love was discharged from the Rehab facility after her hip surgery.
My father's cousin in Norway sent me an email with a copy of an article his granddaughter wrote after experiencing the terror on the island of Utoya. She was hiding in a latrine for two hours during the shootings.
#131 Relief that Kristine is safe and able to talk about her difficult experience of losing many friends
#132 Grateful for Google Translate since it is so helpful to communicate with relatives in Norway
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience as I continue to count my blessings.
Blessings and love,