Sweet Comforts

I’ve been out of town all weekend having fun with family (yes, I’m usually the one acting silly!) so thought I would share a couple of quotes with you. Some good food for thought, I think. See if you agree:

Former First Lady Barbara Bush said, “At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”

A couple of centuries ago, Jane Austen had this to say: “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

No, I didn’t stay at home this weekend, but I did go home to my mom and dad’s. Family gathered, and we had a great time catching up on news, eating Dave’s magic cookie bars, going on walks, playing games, and crowning our time together with homemade ice cream and chocolate sheet cake :) Anyone out there enjoy the comforts of home or friends and family like I did this holiday weekend? Tell me about it — I love to hear your stories!

“…who can comfort you?” Isaiah 51:19

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  1. I spent the day with my daughter and grandsons at Matthews Alive! A wonderful community “fair” that takes two counties by storm at the end of every summer. It was hot! But we had a terrific time.

    A little sunburn, a lot of greasy carnival food, and one silly “flying monkey” later we went home to sit in the shade and watch two little boys splash in their wading pool

    It was an all around wonderful day.


  2. We all gathered at my parents’, ate good food, and watched my kids and their cousins romp and play. There’s nothing like good ol’ country livin’!

  3. Jean & Renae, thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a great holiday!

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