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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Good Friends~Loving Siblings~Blue Skies


Answered Prayers
Day 205 ~ Year 2
Team Zybko
December  19, 2016

Moving is hard on everyone. It just is.
The faster you find your people the easier it will be. 

For the past five years and a few relocations, Good Friends has been a frequent request lifted up to God from me. Scribbled humbly and hopefully in many a TJ Maxx prayer journals with a freshly sharpened #2 Ticonderoga. 


Also on the re-run list of requests is for our kids to maintain a Strong Bond  into adulthood. During ridiculous arguments du jour  I will Brady Bunch lecture them faster than they can say;
 he/she started it. 

Reminding them right out of the gate how special brothers and sisters are and always will be. 

Please Lord, may they always go out of their way during the crazy busy of their lives to take care of one another. That they make arrangements to be with each other for the big events and the day to day ones as well. To simply enjoy being together.




Thank you Diane, Michael and David for making your little sister feel so loved and spoiling her just a bit.




The night before Delaney was to fly to Raleigh for a soccer tournament I already knew the above mentioned prayers had been answered. My awesome friend Erin agreed to be Delaney's soccer mom substitute extraordinaire, keeping her safe and on point in our absence to and from the packed few days of the tournament weekend. A momma can't ask for more important favor than that.

It takes a village people. Yes, an entire village.
 
Here is the great thing. HE hears ALL our prayers, big and little. The thoroughly thought out ones and the ones hurriedly uttered off the top of your head. 

I'm not really sure how HE sorts these kinda things out but he does.

Delaney had never flown before and I asked her if she was nervous about any of it. She mentioned the weather had been so wonky  lately with rain and high winds she was kinda worried about storms the days of travel. So we prayed as a family the night for blue skies, clear skies, skies so bare not even a wispy baby cloud could be seen.  





Thank you Lord for answered prayers.
Good Friends
Loving Siblings
and 
Blue Skies  



Monday, December 19, 2016

LIVING in the MOMENT


Snaps of Real Life
Day 206 ~Year 3
Team Zybko
December 19, 2016























Rainy Day Cows



Sunshine Please
Day 205 ~ Year 3
Team Zybko
December 19, 2016

I always want to stop and take a few pictures but I never do. The back roads around here aren't exactly conducive for an impromptu farm-ish mini photo shoot. So, I usually just keep on driving, starring and smiling as I narrowly avoid the steep ditch just a few inches from my passenger side tire. 

It's been cloudy lately and honestly a tidy tad cold for my taste and most of the residents of Louisiana, if I may speak for them. The lack of sun is like a permanent lead blanket attached to my back as I trudge through my necessary chores. Ugh.

Despite all the holiday hype and fun excitement this month brings I tend to loose my thoughts often as I dream of curling up in a cozy ball to hibernate about this time of year. Every year. 

Today though, I re-arrange my brain to take the bull by the horns and create my own bit of sunshine and happiness. I run inside grab my camera and drive right back down the same 2 lane pot holed road to my favorite cows and horses. If I wasn't such a scaredy cat the shots may have turned out better but when they all started moo-ing loudly and planning an attack through their secret cow language I figured it was time to go.
That is a thing. Really it is.