we've been counting those little ripening cherry tomatoes...
and when there were only TWO
with a whole lot of missing plant...
Charis's face when she saw THIS
tomato thief aka big fat HUGE (very amazing looking) green thing ☺.
This is one of the little "jonah's" of life
that doesn't disrupt the counting of blessings, I thought.
Earlier I enjoyed the occasional splashes that come from floating
between elephant-spouting girls with noodles
in the blue Walmart pool .
Clear, almost cloudless sky happiness turned fast to twenty second hail storm.
The "ice" hit the water and sister yelled
"YOU are getting me WET".
Yes, you ARE swimming in water...
AND I wanted to say all the words "there are children starving..."
I promised never to "be like"...so I thought them anyway.
How many thirsty children's cups
could be filled from this chlorine treated water we swim in abundant...
How can we who have so much water
starve in love and grace and thankfulness?
Love does cover over a multitude of wrong ♥.
Tender compassion drips
and together (in the refreshing summer water)
we continue the humble learning
of what love and grace, forgiveness and thankfulness
with vision beyond thieving worms
and generous laughter filled giving