I follow Emily Freeman because she has such quirky posts.
So when she asked me to come up with a list of “What I Learned This Summer” I thought, “Why not?” And then I wondered, “Can I come up with a dozen?”
So, here’s my list.
I learned you can’t grow tomatoes in triple digit temperatures, surrounded by forest fires, that turn your skies gray and foggy with choking smoke.
But, I learned smoke and heat make for hours and hours more time for writing and reading.
I discovered that even at sixty-six years of age a bully can still make me cry, BUT…
I also learned that when Jesus says, “I’ll handle this one.” He means it, and He does it with such finesse, I am so GLAD I listened to Him instead of—well you know!
I didn’t get everything done I’d planned to do this summer, but I got a few things DONE that weren’t on my To-Do-List, and that feels just as GREAT!
I learned huge spiders can still scare the willies out of me when I should be “so over it” by now—sigh!
(Honest, that BLACK WIDOW was as big as a Ping-Pong ball!)
I learned that blogging three books at the same time is total chaos if you don’t number your drafts.
I learned that I am still a recovering workaholic when I thought I could start writing a fourth (what was I thinking)!
I learned that grief does eventually release it’s iron grip on your joy—because Jesus wins—every single time.
I discovered that I can still swing an axe! Who knew!
I’ll admit that with childish abandonment, and shameless delight, I still love to play in the mud.
And saving the best for last,
I am still learning each and every day just HOW MUCH Jesus loves ME even with all my faults and hang-ups.
Looking back over this list? I have to say, “Thank you Emily.” this really was a good idea!