In the midst of this, I feel so blessed. Blessed to have opportunities like we had today to be able to go and be with friends and forget our troubles for a little while. God is good. He tells us not to worry and that He has everything under control.
Today's entry is about blessing. The blessing of friends, the blessing of educational experiences, and the blessing of fresh food. (Apples taste so good when just picked!)
I probably should have made the kids bring their nature notebooks or art journals and had them sketch some apples or an apple tree. However, that wasn't in the forefront of my mind. My goal was just to get there. Thank God I did.
We went on a field trip with our homeschool group to pick apples at a local orchard. It is good for our kids' souls to get out in the sunshine and fresh air. Even more important sometimes is how good it is for the moms to get together. We were there for 3 hours today and I didn't want to leave. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by the moms who are in our group and today I was really feeling it. I just didn't want to leave.
Each row of trees was a different type of apple. DS5 really loves Granny Smiths and we were able to find some.
His friend joined us and we had a great time exploring the orchard for the perfect apple.
Somehow DS5 and two of his best friends ended up with Star Wars figurines. I'm not exactly sure how to tie that in with apple picking. The picture was cute, so I included it here anyway.
I told these two to act like they like each other for the picture. This was the best I could get out of them.
I thought this was a neat picture of my dear friend getting pictures of her kids.
I wish I could convey to all of those who were there today how much I love them and feel blessed by them - even if we talked for only a few seconds.
It was probably more that God knew just what I needed today and put me right there.