Tuesday, June 25, 2024

a few things


Hello, friends!

Because I write here everyday, I wanted to share with you that I won't be posting here everyday for a bit. I have some scheduled blog posts that have already been written and are scheduled to post, and I'll still be here to host the link parties that are coming up soon, and I may pop in here and there, but it's not anything that will be scheduled. I'll still be reading your blogs, though, so you'll see me there most days! 

I wanted to give you some good news about my dad! He seemed to kind of "come out of it" last night and woke up at 9:30 p.m. craving strawberry shortcake; you'd better believe Sandy had some on hand waiting for when he wanted that particular favorite treat. Thank you for your prayers for him; will you continue to pray for all of us?  This isn't for the faint of heart, and I'm on the struggle bus about it all on most days. I don't know if this "awakening" will last, or if he'll return to his old self, but I'm here for whatever time I have left with him, whatever that looks like. 

Because this wouldn't be a blog post if I didn't add something like this, I wanted to share a few things that I'm thankful for right now:

I'm thankful that Dad is hanging on.
I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my church family, and for my job that I'm excited to go to this morning.
I'm thankful that I got to float in the pool one last time last night before the neighbors come home today. 
I'm thankful for worship music! 
I'm thankful for the love of Jesus; do you know Him?
I'm thankful for you, your kindness and encouragement, and that you pray for us. 

I will be continuing on with Thankful Thursday posts, but I'm skipping this week since I'll be traveling Thursday; I don't know if I'll continue with the link party, though. I'll let you know closer to time or on that day. Share 4 Somethings happens this Saturday the 27th; we'll be talking about the things we loved or disliked, accomplished, improved upon/needs improvement, and noticed this month. On Wednesday July 3rd, the Currently link party will take place; we'll be talking about what we're currently loving, looking forward to, savoring, celebrating, and remembering. I'll announce the August prompts for Currently on that blog post on the day it publishes. I'll schedule both link parties to open at midnight on the dates listed and will keep them each open for about two weeks. I hope you join in with both parties! I'll also be around to participate in Share Your Shelf, the link party I co-host with Joanne, Marilyn, and Tanya; mine is already written and scheduled to post! That will take place on Thursday July 4th. Here are some graphics, in case you need to use them for your post. I hope you join me or us for all of these! 

Thanks for reading my blog, friends! I always appreciate your kind words of encouragement, and the way that so many of you feel like my in-real-life friends; and honestly, you are. I will always be grateful for this sweet little community, so I won't be gone long and will see you on your own blogs some days. Love to all! 

Jenn 🖤 


  1. Enjoy your break and it will re-charge your blog batteries I know! I am so happy to hear about the positive report and the strawberry shortcake and now I want some, too! I hope you have a great trip and a break from the heat. I'm sorry your neighbor pool has come to a close but this will give you an opportunity to go back to your mother in law's pool maybe when you return? I bet those Colorado kids will want to swim, too!

  2. Enjoy your break! So happy to hear that your dad rallied and hopefully it will stay that way.

  3. Have a wonderful break- you deserve it! XO

  4. Have a good blog break. I'll continue lifting your dad and family up in prayer.

  5. I hope you enjoy the break and time with family! I am thankful to hear your dad is doing a little better. I know this is a hard road.

  6. I am so happy to hear your dad seems to be doing better; I'll continue to keep you all in my prayers. Have a good blogging break!

  7. Enjoy your break. They really are needful - and helpful! I pray your time away from screens, blog commitments etc will be fruitful and refreshing. Thanks for keeping the link-ups going...that is sweet of you. I promise to be praying for your dad, your stepmom and family...and you as well!

  8. Holding you and your family and especially your sweet dad and Sandy in my prayers, Jennifer! I pray that this time away from blogging is providing some needed time to recharge and to spend time supporting and loving family! Take care of yourself while you take care of others!

  9. It's such a hard time. Do whatever you need to in order to look after yourself (so you can be there for your dad.) You can't pour from an empty cup. Best wishes. Take care.

  10. That is great news about your dad. I am glad he is doing better. Sending love and hugs! Enjoy your break. x

  11. I'm praying for you, your wonderful dad and all your family. I love reading about the beautiful close relationship you share with him. Take care of yourself, friend. Sending warm hugs xxx


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