I'm pretty excited about the bananas forming in my backyard. They're beautiful, and bear promise of tastiness.I'm also having fun with buckets full of apricots from my family's tree. I'm feeling better about my pie and jam-making skills, as I get more practice. And, it's all quite tasty.
Plus, I've been delighting in other sweet things lately, including:
Matt's thoughtfulness, even from a distance, on our anniversary.
Others remembering and honoring our anniversary, too, with calls, flowers, gifts and their presence.
Good meals shared with friends, both new and old. Even better, they've lately been made with things grown very nearby. In the past week, my extroversion and love of company has been met with lots of visiting friends and invitations to be with others. Sweet.
A request for prayer from someone who I know I disappointed and frustrated early in my pastoral ministry here; her asking for me to pray with her delivered to me a grace that I was hungry for.
And, I have a new computer, replacing the one stolen last week. It's good to be back with a Mac.