Friday, June 22, 2012

fruit of the spirit: goodness.

goodness [good-nis] noun:
     1. the state or quality of being good.
     2. moral excellence; virtue.
     3. kindly feeling; kindness; generosity.
     4. excellence of quality: goodness of workmanship.
     5. the best part of anything; essence; strength.

these last couple weeks have gone by way too fast. but it is good to be home with my husband.

the generosity of the people in my parents lives continues to blow me away. they were able to drive down here (with me tagging along-one way tickets are SO much cheaper, ha) and visit for a few days (which makes me think of how they were able to go to PARIS when we were STUCK there). both times the physical made it seem impossible, but the spiritual and the generosity of others made it just the opposite. those people, the wonderful friends my parents have, teach me about goodness.
they were able to experience a little bit of New Orleans and my dad finally got to see where his daughter was living. he said he's proud of us. so, distance aside, I think he approves.

speaking of my parents.. today is their anniversary! twenty seven years. happy day to the greatest of mom and dads. send love their way today.
isn't that the cutest? note that both of them have on tap shoes. can't even handle it.
more goodness:

7 comments:

Kassie said...

It is so refreshing to hear/know good people sometimes, isn't it?
Gives hope! Happy Anniversary to your parents!

Stopping by Casey's blog! =)

Gram-mom-mom-in-law said...

I, as a mother and mother-in-law forgot this anniversary. I felt terrible about it and wish a belated happy anniversary. Shame on me. I didn't show much goodness here. Love this picture. Reminds me of times past and finally knowing John and Margie were together. Speaking of goodness, they are good for each other. Love exists in their home...you can see it and feel it more now than ever before. I am proud to be the mother/-in-law. Love you both. xoxo

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

what a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL blog!!!! i LOVE it and am so excited to follow! found you via the wiegands. thanks for the thoughts on goodness :)

alison + chad said...

love does exist in their home.. so much! which is great because I bet they aren't' hurt at all and I know they love you still the same. love you, gram.

alison + chad said...

oh, thank you so much! looking forward to reading from you as well!

Laura Rafferty said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents!! My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary today, so twenty seven years is amazing! I hope they have so many more. What a lovely blog you have, I'm excited to read more! :)

alison + chad said...

thank you, Laura! happy anniversary to you too! the first one, how exciting. looking forward to reading more about the two of you. (: