|Monterey, California, March 2013|
I am writing a rare weekend post. I’m joining Emily for a link-up about what I learned in June.
June is always hard for me. Amy died 21 years ago this June.
1. I learned (again) that I will survive.
2. I was reminded (again) that Lord cares about the little things. Like a dress for the wedding.
3. I love books on tape when making a road trip with Andy.
4. My favorite Italian restaurant is still in St. Louis.
5. I learned the Lord will meet me…right where I am and carry me, when I can’t walk any further.
6. I learned that the interior of Maine is beautiful.
7. And that moose stand in the middle of the road.
8. That after 30 years and 2 months, I am still in love with my best friend.
9. It is cold in Maine the first week of June! Glad I was prepared.
10. That being honest on this blog can sometimes be really hard. But the Lord blessed my honesty and transparency.
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I have always wanted to go to Maine & see a moose! Now I know to pack warm clothes 🙂
I'm told it was unseasonably cold for the first week of June, but it was cold!
This post brought tears to my eyes…I'm so thankful for a Father who carries us through the heartbreaks of life and then gives us so many reasons to celebrate, too. Thank you for this piece of your heart, friend. Just beautiful. 🙂
The Father who carries me is the only reason I've made it this far!
So heartfelt. I love your transparency; you are such an inspiration to all of us.
Oh, Nancy…you are such an encouragement to me! Thank you.
Coming over from Chatting at the Sky. Thanks for sharing your list! I can see this list is from your heart and it touched mine!
Glad it touched you, Becky.
What a fun, beautiful trip, Mary! I'm glad tomorrow kicks off a new month for you, and I hope it is filled with joy and blessings!
Thank you, Mandy! I wish those things for you too!
Ah … sweet Amy would be 21. Will you always think of her as a baby?
Mary, such treasure you have laid up in heaven.
You know, Glenda, I don't know. Most of the time I think of her as a baby, other times (usually when I see someone about her age) I wonder what she would be like as a young adult. John says he doesn't think of her as a baby. And he hasn't for a long time. Interesting question.
So what is your favorite Italian restaurant in St Louis? I was there at the end of May, and went to the Spaghetti Factory, which I really like. Once I went to an Italian place on the Hill that was great, but i don't remember the name. My favorite place in St Louis is the Missouri Botanical Gardens! If you have never been there, you have to go the next time you are in St Louis.
Ah, yes, the botanical gardens. They are lovely. I lived there for 25 years. My favorite restaurant is on The Hill and it is called Gian Tony's. It is at the corner of Macklind and Daggett, across from Berra Park.
Your June with Amy is my November with Kali. Yes, still hard, after all these years. This November would have been Kali's 20th birthday.
"5. I learned the Lord will meet me…right where I am and carry me, when I can't walk any further."
He showed up as a NYC cab driver when I was SO tired of walking and just wanted to sit down and cry. 🙂 My blessed husband insisted, even though I felt guilty about it.
I will try to remember you in November, Lisa. I am not sure it gets easier…just different. It can get very tiring walking in NYC. I wish I'd known you were there!
I love the things you learned in June! What a blessing to learn (and remember, and relearn!) that you are married to your best friend! (Me too…) I stopped by from Emily's today… what a great link up!
Hi Karriee! Not sure how this comment slipped by me, but I'm glad you stopped by! Thank you. Being married to my best friend is one of life's greatest blessings. Glad you know that feeling!
Hello Mary. New to your blog. From the research I've done about Maine it has made me want to visit. It is beautiful plus Maine gets all four seasons. If the company my husband works for ever were to open an office in Maine I would totally want to move there at least for a few years. Love your pictures by the way.
Hi Grace, thank you for stopping by. Maine was a great experience. We had been to the coast before. Acadia Nat'l Park, Bar Harbor…but the interior is very different. I would highly recommend a trip there if possible.