Monday, January 2

Happy News

Yesterday evening, the phone rang. It could have been anyone, seeing as how it was New Years Day. It was Jennie, that sweet, insightful young woman who has often commented on this blog.

Yesterday was her birthday. It was also the day she got engaged.

Jennie is one of my former Seminary students. She graduated and moved on to college and life as a young adult, but we keep tabs on each other.

I adore her.

She was calling me to share her happy news with me. I am so very happy for her, and so very touched that she included me in the list of people to call.

I am grateful for happy news. No matter when it arrives at my doorstep, it brightens my day and makes me smile. I am grateful for Jennie, and for the example of cheerful faithfulness she has been to me and to my daughters (the whole family, really). I am grateful that she has found an excellent young man who loves her and makes her feel lovable. I am pretty excited that the wedding will be in driving distance in the spring, because that means I get to go! Congratulations, Jennie! Thank you for thinking of me. And happy birthday.

What are you blessed with today?


  1. I love your writing. It is beautiful.

  2. Blessed with a spouse who really takes care of me when I feel yucky ...


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