Five Minute Friday: What mama did

My “heart lists” are a regular feature here on my blog, and something I have been doing for about 10 years now. You can find more of them here.

♥ the whir of a sewing machine into the late hours of the night
♥ laughing so hard that tears come
♥ a good mystery show on TV
♥ Christian romances where everything turns out right
♥ popsicles in the summer
♥ letting kids run through a sprinkler, screaming
♥ long walks and bike rides down winding dirt roads
♥ calling for us to come home, our names echoing down the hill and through the trees
♥ snow cones and trips to the pool
♥ lemon squares with powdered sugar
♥ artifacts of days long passed, dug from the garden
♥ fresh picked tomatoes
♥ dozens of flowerbeds, ever changing
♥ a giving heart that never stops
♥ a seemingly infinite capacity to love
♥ homeroom mother
♥ craft shows
♥ quilts and baby blankets
♥ jewelry…lots of it
♥ clothing I outgrew in 4th grade
♥ baby birds


I started this a different way and then went back and began again, even though that’s not what this is all about. Some stories are not ready to be told.

Be sure to check out the other Five Minute Friday posts!

Five Minute Friday

The world of light and speech

♥ I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear. ― George Eliot
♥ quiet evenings
♥ candlelight
♥ a clean, shiny bathroom
♥ tiny hints of spring
♥ “It’s nobody’s fault but my own! I was looking up… it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there…” — An Affair to Remember
♥ walking in the city
♥ soap opera plot lines
♥ travel plans
♥ morning light diffused through gauzy curtains
♥ soft, enormous clumps of falling snow
♥ waking slowly
♥ In that moment of recognition he is not consumed by a rushing sensation of love–quite simply a door opens to a room that has never gone away. ― Simon Van Booy, The Secret Lives of People in Love