Light and Loveliness

Reflections of Emily Sue Allen


Park Shirts, Revisited

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One sibling photo a week throughout the year. 15/52 The park shirts made their debut last year in this post.

We busted out the park shirts for the first time this year. Don’t worry, we have been to the park many times this spring, but the neon shirts were strewn about the house and car, and only this past weekend did I manage to get them all back to one place where they could be useful once again. Unfortunately, I did not think ahead enough to take my fancy camera along to the park, but daddy’s iPhone filled in for us.

Health-wise, we’re all doing great, but I am still catching up from the lost week of illness, wherein I did absolutely no household maintenance. It all feels a bit overwhelming, and this week I have struggled to find my groove again. We’re plugging along, and I’m really grateful to be healthy again, but it would be really nice to get my groove back as well. I suppose we have to take the dips with the swells.

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“You, God, shield me on all sides; You ground my feet, You lift my head high; With all my might I shout up to GodHis answers thunder from the holy mountain. I stretch myself out. I sleep. Then I’m up again—rested, tall and steady, fearless before the enemy mobs coming at me from all sides…Real help comes from God. Your blessing clothes Your people.” Psalm 3:3-6,8 MSG


Update on goals for week 15:

1) Run/walk at least 10 miles per week. Week 15 ~ 6 Run/Walk miles traveled, 156.5mi in 2015
2) Write 10,000 words weekly. Week 15 ~ 2,000 words completed, 57,925 words in 2015


701. small victories, marching forward, 702. warm sun, 703. ice cream and waffle cones, 704. dance parties, 705. forgiveness, 706. laundry monster teamwork, 707. wild ideas and hope, 708. freedom to wait, 709. lightness of heart between us, 710. park shirt revival