for leslie knope and the pawnee parks department. i wish leslie knope was real and we could be best friends. (holland's the reason i love them all so much, so thanks, holl!)
for sleeping at last's "many beautiful things" instrumental album that i'd somehow missed. you guys, they literally have a song called "this is the way God loves you" ....
for my family being so glad when i'm home. that's a really great feeling that i hope everyone feels. (i've been house/dog-sitting these days, so i'm not home too often).
for the sadness i feel about paige not being around anymore.
for warmth in the form of car heat, fireplaces, big sweaters, long jammie pants, & fuzzy socks.
for lunch with tj gouker in the cities!!!! haven't seen that man in six months and what joy to be reunited with a dear friend, huh? and not just lunch, lunch at a tofu house eating food we really weren't sure about what it was and talking about life and being adults. my favorite!
for growing friendships at church. my greatest joy these days.
for my dream coming true of paige going to roller gardens with me and the two of us bladin to "shake it off" (along with a bunch of folks from my church!) it was literally (chris traeger) the dream.
for alyssa and for rose. two women who are becoming dear sisters.
for a lot of folks i work with that i don't think i can name on here. we'll call them helen and sylvia and carolina and george and robert (; they teach me so much. i know that sounds so corny, and it feels like every christian is supposed to say that about their jobs, but really, they do!
for feeling like my mother's daughter when i make toast with pb&j for breakfast.
for art projects galore from friends who believe in me and who want me to create. that's the most beautiful honor!
for dad's prayer over dinner last week. it just stood out to me a lot.
for busyness and productivity. this summer when i didn't have a job, i thought i'd die. it's such a gift to work.
for holland. she makes me feel most like myself and i love just being with her. she slept over here a couple nights and it blessed me a whole ton. it's like the dear-friend-water my soul was thirsty for. dear friendships take time and it was just good to be with someone who already knows me so well.
for such beautiful, wise, kind, and Christ-adoring friends. i'm tearing up just thinkin about the souls i call friends here and my eau claire home who are just so extraordinary and so different from each other in really really cool ways.
for God's forgiveness over and over and over and over.
for His peace that settles my antsy, take-everything-into-my-own-hands heart.
for my dad, who reminds me a lot of Jesus.