Happy Labor Day to one and all. Whether you are laboring today or not I wish you all a wonderful day.
I said to Chris coming home from church on Sunday that my heart is so happy. My heart is full and I feel like I don’t deserve to be this happy but I am.
After the past couple of years of spending more time apart from Chris than with him I am loving having him around a little bit more. Already in the past 2 months we have spent more consecutive days together than we did the past 2 years. Travel will still be a huge part of his job but knowing that we have this beautiful place to come home to makes it somehow better.
A bonus also is I found out that one of my favorite ministers and former boss has a church in Hendersonville which is only 25 miles from us. We went to worship at First UMC in Hendersonville on Sunday and got to hear Mark Ralls again. I wrote about Mark one time as one who “held my heart”. You can read that post here. He holds a special place in my heart and I am thrilled that we are so close to his church.
As we sat eating lunch at our new favorite local restaurant, Cedar Mountain Cafe, where I dined on these delightful pork carnitas I mused about how our lives have changed in the past 8 years. Reflection is good for the soul sometimes, don’t you think? It makes one look at the past, review and make adjustments if needed. It also allows one to realize how God’s hand has been at work at times when it is not even realized. I see that everywhere in our past 8 years.
So today instead of bemoaning the fact that I can’t get the coffee bar set up quite yet due to no mounting hardware (thank you, Ikea) I will focus on the happy things.
Perhaps things like this that are occurring right in my back yard. Happy Labor Day, y’all!
Fawns Frolicking in Connestee Falls from Beth Ann Chiles on Vimeo.
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I love this Beth Ann!!!! Thank you!
Thanks for stopping by, Betsy. I know a lot of people can understand the happy heart thing. <3
I am very happy for you!!
Thank you so very much.
You and Chris have definitely found a/your “Happy Place”!!!!! and, rather than bemoaning the distance that now separates us, I will look forward to an incredible future visit!!! Hugs………………..
You know I am counting on that, right? Let us get some renovations done on our little garage apartment and then you are definitely invited!
It won’t be anytime soon. Figuring out/planning for our Texas winter is taking a priority at the moment!!! LOL!!!!!
As well it should! Maybe the spring???? That would be perfect!!!!
I’m so so so happy for you! I look forward to the day (sometime soon) that I too can spend more time with Myles than away from him.
I know that that will be a happy day for you as well. WE make it work however the job is but it does not mean it is always easy, does it? I am getting used to having Chris around more and I must admit I like it. Especially in a new place. It helps.
Isn’t it good when we slow down and realize what a great place we are in both physically and mentally! PS: Fawns help too.
Yes! It is indeed. I have so much to do to get this house whipped into shape but I am taking it slowly for a change which is kind of nice. It will get done eventually.
Enjoy the deer…as neighbors they wear out their welcome fast.
I know. I am sure I will be feeling differently when they start eating my plants but so far they haven’t seemed to like anything that is in the yard. I will definitely be planting things they don’t like. 🙂
Here´s to a happy heart, it´s contagious you know! Thanks.
I want to spread it–that is for sure!
I am just so happy to see the two of you together again in your new home and nearer to some of your long time friends.
Thank you. It has been a long time coming and we are really going to enjoy it.
As much as I miss you, I’m so so so happy that you are happy and content! It makes my heart happy as well!
Thank you, Katy! I miss you as well but I will be back sometime!
I can feel your joy through your post and I’m truly happy for you. The deer are awesome!
Thanks, Gibber. I feel so blessed and am going to just embrace it for awhile. 🙂
That sounds wonderful!
Glad your heart is happy! ♥
I’m with Katy-very happy you are happy:)
Thank you, Jeni. I feel like I don’t deserve to be this happy but I will embrace it!
Aw, happy wife, happy life, or so the saying goes. I’m so happy FOR you! Just watch out for those deer, they like to eat the flowers and bushes.
I know !!! I think I may have to plant a deer garden. 🙂 It is nuts how many there are just roaming around but they are safe here so why wouldn’t they join us? Thanks for stopping by!
This is very sweet but there is also the small matter of those carnitas tacos. Those look delicious. I’m so happy for you and yours, life is soo much better when contemplated over choice tacos.
Love the deer. And your lunch looks wonderful!
The deer are everywhere. Meaning you have to be careful where you walk and where you drive!
love this. So happy for you and to come here and feel so uplifted by your positive outlook and energy!!
Nature has a way of reminding us of the beauty that’s around us. 🙂
Yes–nature does has a way of doing that for me as well. That is a very good thing.