When the Lord grants you a perfectly beautiful day in the midst of a cold summer, you seize it.
And, when a friend gives you the green light on local strawberry picking the same day, you grab a basket!
And, when the berry bushes offer up 21 pounds of plump, gorgeous, delicious strawberries, you nab your apron off the hook for a Strawberry Day!
Lots and lots of jam.
Thank you Lord for…
sunshine that parts rainclouds
glittering jars on pantry shelves
pudgy hands stained in sweet juices
cool breezes on warm days
my quaint, little kitchen that does all I need it to
a husband’s helping hands
another bag of sugar
crisp chorus of popping lids
time to soak it all in.