Thankful for: Nineteen years of marriage! Tomorrow, Kevin and I celebrate our 19th anniversary. As anyone who has been married for long knows, a good marriage is a blessed thing, and is equal parts blissful, infuriating, instructive, comforting, and refining. I truly believe that God has used marriage to refine and change me more than any other thing in my life, with parenting coming in a close second. I am eternally grateful for every single year, the fantastic and the difficult, because they all add up to a pretty beautiful picture.
Secondly, I am thankful for generosity. We had two fund-raisers for RFKC today, and while we don’t have the total raised at our little one here in Chewelah, the bigger one up in Colville brought in over $5000. The speaker did a fantastic job telling stories from camp, stories of how one week can make a difference in the life of a child in the foster care system. Last year, there were over 200 camps, 190 of which occurred across the United States. Not only did the camps provide a safe place for the kids to spend a week of fun, but out of those camps, nearly 60 foster children were adopted into permanent homes. This is a cause I am continually grateful to be involved with. I hope you don’t get tired of hearing me gush about it, because I imagine I’m going to be pretty excited about it from now until later this summer. 🙂
Reading: Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom, The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, and Circle of Flight by John Marsden
Recently finished reading: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
Listening to: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater and A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
Watching: Last Sunday, we watched The Wolverine – Jonathan’s pick – for Family Movie Night. I enjoyed it, but thought the ending dragged on a bit too long. It made me very excited to see X-Men: Days of Future Past this summer. We’ve also been enjoying a new series called Growing Up Fisher – nice to find a comedy that we can watch as a family. Tonight is Josiah’s pick: Gravity. I took him to see it in the theater, and he can’t wait to share it with his brothers and dad.
Have you watched any good movies lately? Read any good books? Are you making any fun plans for the summer?