1. "A daughter's a daughter all her life, but a son's a son til he takes a wife." What say you? Elaborate. I completely agree based on my own experience...though I know there are those who are exceptions to the "rule."
Linking up with Joyce.
My daughter remains very close, living right next door. In fact, at times, I feel she's too close to us, but that would probably be a bit different if her husband worked any shift other than midnight.
As for my son, I recently read a book called A Son Is a Son Till He Takes a Wife. It's about sons who marry women who poison them against their family and seek to separate them from their family permanently. That pretty much sums up what happened with us and our son. At this point it's been over 2 years since we've had any communication with him. I continue to pray and hope, but as my husband says, "It is what it is."
2. Something you've seen recently that was 'cuter than a June bug'? This. My grandson drew a picture of him and his mommy inside a heart yesterday because he "loves her so much."
3. 'You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that's pretty much the same thing.' Agree or disagree? Last time you had a serving of
happiness ice cream? Dish-cone-milkshake-sundae...which one do you choose? Ice cream isn't really a favorite of mine. I like it, but I don't love it or usually choose it first for a treat. That said, I did have a root beer float last week when we took the grandkids for ice cream. I usually choose a float or a cone (sugar, please) and I prefer hard ice cream to soft-serve.
4. What is one way/area in which you're currently 'swimming against the tide'? Well, aren't we all swimming against the tide of inflation and ridiculous gas prices? And the ridiculous mindset taking over the world?
5. Three things you're looking forward to this summer? Seeing my biological/birth father, playing in the pool with the grandchildren, lots of reading.
6. Insert your own random thought here. I'm working through Priscilla Shirer's Bible study on Elijah and today I'm learning to look at the times of troubles or problems, not as a bad thing, but as a call from God to move on to a new thing, the next step He has planned for me. Comfort creates complacency. When resources begin to dry up, relationships sour, or whatever...it's His way of telling me I've stayed long enough in a circumstance, I've learned what He wanted me to learn, and now He has something else for me to learn. It's the next step in the process of refining me into who He has planned for me to be...and it is a process that will continue as long as I have breath.