That might explain why I especially love sleeping in on Saturdays. It's My day. And I was grateful to Gene for letting me lounge in bed a little longer after the girls came bursting into the room yelling, "Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!!"
Now, for just a little bit, I have the house to myself. The family + dog are taking a stroll and leaving me to a peaceful Saturday morning.
Last year was complicated, busy, full of baffling situations that required much thought, prayer and grown-up decisions. It was a year where the grain of sand irritated the oyster relentlessly, but I feel that 2014 is where a pearl will be revealed.
Simplicity. Faith. Family. Service. This is how I begin my year.
I look forward to hearing about your New Year and the Moments that will mark its passage.
And now, a quiet tea moment. Happy birthday to me.