The Highlights of This Week

This week has gone by much too fast so this week I'm only going to talk about my highlights of the week .

1. My son cooking another meal.. a good one.    Then Hubby made Spaghetti and meatballs last night.   It's so nice not having to think of what to make a couple of nights a week.
     Poutine and ribs.

2. Learning that I and the lad may be accompanying hubby to the states in May. We do some sightseeing, he does some pastoral learning.   So plans are in the works.  Biggest thing will be to find affordable place to stay (most likely Pinchot State Park) and then affordable things to do driving around the area.    Will be looking at the Hershey Chocolate factory and apparently there's a driving tour of Gettysburg and such like.

3. Building Lego together because the Lego Fair is coming up (tonight in fact!)  and I can't show you pictures until AFTER the fact... oh and making cookies!   Always good to make cookies you know?  :)

4. Two litters of bunnies born.  Not as big of litters as I hoped, but alive so all is good.  One litter had two broken orange (though one might be a really like tort.   And the other had two torts.   Both were litters of holland lops.
I have a litter old enough to go to new homes, spunky kits these three.   The broken chestnut already has someone interested in her.
 Let's see.. other highlights of the week... My sweetheart brought home a few more things from the church this week.  Slowly he's getting his stuff out of the church.  It's a hard process so this is a step forward.. 18 years of his life was invested in this church.

Homeschooling and life:
Abandon - a word prompt post 
From Singleton to Many - finding ways to teach many when having a singleton
A wife's understanding of sin - continuing to learn from "the Excellent Wife"
Middle - a poem on Middle
Five Advantages in Learning how to Cook.
Profile: Henry Hudson. Learning about the man behind the name
Multi-grain, whole wheat bread
A God who Hears and Acts.  Devotion on Ezekiel 37:1-14

 A Kid from Diamond Street - women in baseball - Edith Houghton
 Fantastic Planets.  adult colouring book
 A Dog in A Cave.  Humans and Dogs, influencing each others development
Really Woolly Easter Blessings.  Board book  
 Three Great Middle School Reads.   Good books

Abandon, can we let ourselves go?

As I was pondering this word this morning my heart was aching with the fear and panic a young mom Toronto must have been feeling.  Loading her kids in the car one at a time, comes out of the house with the second to find her car stolen.  Her four year old inside.    I could only just imagine the panic she would be feeling.

The youngster was found safe and sound an hour later...but that hour... wow... so hard for that mom I'm sure.

The relief...oh the utter relief she would have felt then eh?   To have your wee one back in your care, safe and sound.

All that was in my head as I thought about the word abandon.

Abandon is an middle English word that means to give up, reject, cast away and some such world.    It also has this meaning "to yield (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses, usually without self-control".

 I read that definition and I thought..hmm... if only more people could do this.. not in the "give yourself over to grief" or the "be stupid in your happiness"...but in the abandon yourself to the love of God.   To just revel in God's love for YOU his person, the one he has called according to his purposes, to let yourself go into the love.

I say this knowing that I find that difficult just let go with the looseness of a child knowing their parent loves them and will keep them safe.   But wishing ... oh ... just wishing that I felt free to abandon myself to the love that God has for me.

What about you? 

 This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate.  Today the word is AbandonWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.