When I take the time to stop... or even just pause... I give myself the opportunity to see all that surrounds me and appreciate its beauty. There is so much beauty in the landscape at the moment. With the rainy season almost over, we’re being left with lush green lawns and many delightful flowering blooms.
There is also beauty in laughter. There’s a lot of that in our house. Some typical of 2 to 5 year old humor, buts that’s okay.
And there is beauty in friendships. It was so lovely to spend the day with our dear friend Jessica today just hanging out and catching up.
We are also enjoying the location of our new home. Living right opposite Grace International School we are continual entertained by the array sporting events on showcase right outside our front window. We have literally jumped up and walked across the road several times now to watch fellow ZOE missionary’s sons or daughters play sport and enjoyed cheering them on.
What a privilege it is to be able to step outside off our driveway and almost be guaranteed to bump in to someone we now know.
Beauty comes in many shapes and forms. The look in a small child’s eyes when Daddy gets home, the sound of a bird singing its chorus, the warmth of a cuddle, the taste of a curry that had been craved for or the words of encouragement crafted and sent at just the ‘right’ time.
So on this Sunday night, with random thoughts going through my head, I want to take the time to say THANK YOU! You are appreciated and valued. We love reading your news and we think of you often and we will never forget the family, friends, foods and fun from our first home in Australia. Love you guys,