Sunday, February 16, 2014

52 Blessings - 5 & 21

I had a writing assignment on Thursday that asked 22 personal questions.  The answers to #5 and #21 are two of this week's blessings.

Abe and Grace were just quietly watching Henry swing.
I don't know which was sweeter, Henry swinging or them watching him.

5. What's the most exciting or memorable thing you did in the past year?

Had four grandchildren. At each child’s birth I went and stayed in the homes for a week to help the new parents as they launched their little human. Each experience was incredible, each grandchild unique.

Calvin made this arrow out of bamboo while I was gone.  He attached an arrowhead
(with pine resin) that he knapped from flint several years ago.  (He convinced a friend that
it was a genuine Comanche arrow he bought off e-bay for $350.)

21. Note which of the following you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a tropical island. (Assume that you have the scriptures & necessary equipment with you already).

Animal: Our cur, Dan. He would let us know when the rescuers came.
Person: My husband, Calvin. He’s resourceful and would keep us alive.
Item of your choice: Fire or chapstick

The babies (and their incredible parents) and Calvin's skills are great blessings in my life.

Another question on the assignment was what dessert best describes you.  Dessert would definitely be considered a blessing as well.  (And I'm a berry pie in case you wanted to know.)


Jill said...

That photo of Abe and Grace is so, so sweet!

I would like Calvin to be with me if I were ever stranded on a desert island!

Ande said...

I just love your blog posts. You are an incredible writer.