I'm really looking forward to summer this year. Summer means a wedding. Family arriving. Grandkids running around. Tea parties and games. Late nights laughing with the girls,(for a week in June anyway) eating JoJos from Trader Joe's and drinking Diet Coke. Beach days. Bonfire nights. No work for a whole week!
Later in the summer, I get to meet a blogging friend who will be here in the area with her family. I'm very excited about that. I'm planning a trip to Denver sometime this summer. We are negotiating dates as I speak.
Every day I trudge to work, becoming less enchanted with being there as each day passes. For now, it's a necessity. A means to an end. What makes it all bearable are the magical days that weave into the monotony here and there. A little travel, a lot of family, a milestone event bringing a new family member, little ones growing like beautiful flowers in a garden. A new blogging friend, Robert Brault, (see his blog here) had this wonderful thought he wrote on his blog this week:
What is a gardener, after all, but a magician's assistant?
I loved that quote. Every time a flower blooms, or a plant comes back to life, I feel like I've just assisted the Master in a mini creation. It's the same with my family. I know they are not my creation entirely - they have been who they are for a long, long time. But I was honored to assist Heavenly Father in raising and loving them here on earth, and having some influence in the lives of the new little ones - in short, I have been lucky enough to have been the magician's assistant.