Friday, August 28, 2015

My Friday Favorites

The month of August is quickly coming to a close.  Even all the more reason to slow down and take a look at the last week of summertime.

1.  My MOST favorite thing this week:  My granddaughter Siefer said, "Grandma," for the first time! Ah, my heart!  I still get tears just thinking about it.  Silly, I know, but so precious! Now, I feel that I am 'officially' a Grandma.

2.  Earlier in the week, I met a good friend for coffee.  She is someone I worked for years ago, and we became friends.  Though we are not that far apart in age, she's someone I always looked to for advice in being a mother. She is a bit further along on this motherhood journey than I, since her kids are a few years older.  I'm so thankful for long-lasting friendships, especially those where you might not see one another often, but can just pick up where you left off.

3.  I have been working on a writing project and I finished my first draft. (Insert trumpets here). The real blessing here is my writing coach. I appreciate her so much.

4.  Black-eyed Susans.  This has been an incredible year for them, and they're blooming like crazy all over town.  Big, huge, bunches of them.

5.  Celebrating the life of someone who passed away this week. She was a young woman with special needs, and the love and devotion shown by her parents during her life was a testament to how we should care for and love one another.

Any blessings you would like to share from the week?  Link up with Susanne, or share in the comments section below.


Susanne said...

Aww so sweet is that name to be heard for the first time. One day I hope I will be able to experience that! It's so nice to have a friend who is a step ahead in the parenting journey to be able to glean from! You've peaked my interest in your writing project!

Brown-Eyed Susan said...

Sorry to hear about your loss this week. It is tender and inspiring to be around parents (or anyone) who lovingly sacrifice for their loved ones.

I haven’t seen wild black-eyed Susans in decades. I remember seeing and hearing about them when I visited my dad’s parents in TN as a child. Such gorgeousness – of course I may be partial to them on account of the name. ;)

Hurray on getting a first draft done – that is HUGE news. How awesome that you and your writing coach make a good team.

Susan said...

Of course I LOVED your first fave - hearing your grand daughter call you grandma. That is the BEST!!!

Mereknits said...

Good friends are the best, and the word Grandma is pretty special too!
Hugs to you Karen,

Jerralea said...

I love love love Black Eyed Susans!

My twins have not called me MiMi yet but I can't wait for the day! I understand your feelings!

Congrats on finishing your writing project. How did you find a coach? (If you don't mind sharing?)