Monday, March 23, 2009

Make Time For Joy

I have renewed a goal in my life. It should have been in place all along, but I became disoriented by an unexpected complication. I forgot to take time to rejoice. No matter what the circumstances, make time to create happiness.
After two day-long visits to the Emory Children's Center with just Austin, one sibling and me, I remembered our annual pass to Zoo Atlanta. This Thursday, we packed the sunscreen, camera, and the zoo pass and headed to the doctor's visit. Austin's nasal endoscopy may have been the starting point of our day, it didn't dominate our trip. A Carousel, rock climbing wall and train became the focus. Enjoying the beautiful spring day, the glorious colors of the fruit trees and the antics of a baby panda were the memories we carried away from our trip to Atlanta.


                 "Preschooler tames tiger...stunning the crowd."  

"Willie B goes down for the count.. must have been the 'nostril hold' that caused the gorilla to concede the fight. "

"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you." 
                                                                                                     Paslm 33: 21-23

Keep the Faith and Rejoice,


datri said...

What fun! Love the pics!

Martha said...

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4

A great reminder because I am so forgetful.

Martha said...

Now that's an intersting word verification...

Amy said...

That's funny! I've had some interesting word verifications but not one that involved alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Ughh, i don't like that pic of me momma! anyway, i still love you :o)