Happy Monday! The latest Alaska update from our son: the Iditarod started this weekend. There was a lot of fun and special events (including a run with the reindeer) in Anchorage although the race did not officially start there. But Jordan had fun seeing the dogs…and did not get one photo! He is his mother’s son. They also had eight inches of fresh snow – which seemed appropriate for the beginning of a dog sled race, but Jordan was less than impressed. It had not snowed for almost two weeks and the roads were actually clear but it was just an illusion.
I certainly hope our gorgeous weather these past few days is not an illusion. Earlier this week, I saw these trees beginning to bud! I was so excited, I actually had my husband pull over so I could snap a picture. Oh, sure, it’s a parking lot and I had to crop out some litter. But I hadn’t even noticed that discarded can because those pink buds brought me such joy!. And hope that winter is actually over!!
Little pink reminders of God’s faithfulness. Here’s to a week ahead that is full of little, unexpected reminders of His goodness. Reminders that bring us real joy!!
Each day is a gift – and includes many gifts. Look for them. Enjoy them. And thank our great God for them!
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24