What a whirlwind of a day it’s been!  While there have only been brief pockets of total chill time (15 minutes up until this point?) the day was full of blessings from friends and family.  I’m exhausted now, but there was a lot of awesome stuff!

At church today there was a line in the sermon that hit me right in-between the eyes…  “You shouldn’t fear failing, you should fear succeeding… at things that don’t matter.”  Wait a minute…  What?  Whoa!  That’s pretty much where my head went as I processed what he said.  It really hit home as I thought about where my time and energy should be focused.  This was a line from a sermon that will stick with me for quite some time.

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With Becky at work and Dominic at soccer Gavin and I had a few things to get done around the house.  We also made sure we carved out some time to spend some time doing some physical activity and I was inspired by Gavin to do something I hadn’t done in a very long time…  we went rollerblading!  We raced, ran our own obstacle course, tried new things, and just shot the bull while spending time in the sun.  I am so thankful for Gavin’s interest in strapping on some inline skates, I had a blast with him!

This evening we picked up some friends and headed north to spend some time with some other friends planning out a future adventure.  One person brought homemade wine, and Becky brought a bunch of fruit, veggies, and dip.  The Comptons’ made an awesome meal for us and it was so delicious.  It was so cool to have the added bonus of of a super tasty pasta made from scratch by Lilly.  Kathy made her amazing special top secret recipe chocolate chip cookies for us and I enjoyed way more of them than I should have.  I have had them once before and they were so good I burned them into my brain as a measuring stick of how good cookies can be…  and even with this expectations they raised the bar yet again!  As you can probably guess I’m about ready to pop from all the great food.  What a wonderful gift from friends, food that they put so much time and energy into preparing.  I am so thankful for all the made today.

I guess that’s really kind of the day in a nutshell, isn’t it?  I am really most thankful for things created by others out of love and friendship today.  A sermon written and shared by our priest.  A moment of father son time created by Gavin and his desire to have some  fun with his “old man.”  A night of friendship shared over food created by friends.  I am so thankful for the creations of everyone today.

Thanks!!!

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