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Grateful for Tender Moments

Posted with permission from Mom, Mrs. G
Those tender moments are ones I cherish.  It's such a pleasure to observe children interacting with one another.  So often we're correcting them and teaching them.  But there are times when they teach us.

The twins, Lizzy and Mary were celebrating their third birthday. Everyone was excited.  I captured this special moment when Sam was blowing kisses at them.  How precious is that?

And this was another tender moment I couldn't resist.  Little Eric was excited to be standing next to Sawyer during flag.  They stand with their feet on the blue line as they say the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.  Eric wrapped his arm around Sawyer.  So cute!

Our science teacher Mrs. B was holding a jar with cocoons or chrysalises.  The children are learning about the process of transformation from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Our school now has a special butterfly garden.  This will be the place where the children will eventually release the butterflies.

And speaking of gardens ...I am working on my entry garden to my condo.  I'm still not finished but it's coming along.

I love having my early morning quiet time outside.  It's cool but not too cool.  So I sit with my Bible, journal and cup of coffee.  It's a wonderful time as I get to hear the birds singing.  The complex is still quiet so I cherish these moments of peace.

I continue to count my every day blessings ...

#778 Moments of tenderness between the children
#779 The excitement on the children's faces as they learn new things
#780 A visit to the butterfly garden
#781 Beautiful flowers in bloom
#782 The best next door neighbor Caroline
#783 A lesson in living expectantly from our pastor
#784 An amazing book called "Empty" by Cherie Hill
#785 Learning lessons from Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well
#786 Receiving a children's book to review
#787 Beautiful sunny weather in Phoenix

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. precious moments ~ a blessing you captured them and shared here :)

  2. Good morning! Loved this. Such sweet moments...Enjoy your day!

  3. I love that you captured these sweet moments between the children. And I love butterflies and would love a butterfly garden. Have a beautiful week Debbie!

  4. Oh, such sweet, tender moments! Looks like you have a very good start to a welcoming entrance to your condo. Blessings for a wonderful week!

  5. Oh you and I are sharing such similar days...my first graders and I are working on butterflies and caterpillar and we enjoyed a rose garden.. So much fun to see your joys and thank God for similar ones here also

  6. Oh Debbie, they are all so precious. And I love the picture of your rose...how exciting to have a butterfly garden at school. I think every school should have a garden! Love to you, from out East!


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