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Could he,
really?

Would the sincerity
of my smile warm his skin? My ready, listening ear catch his attention? Would
my words bring cheer and healing to his soul? And could he perceive the
thankfulness in my actions and feel my honored heart beat with humility?

I know he
would catch strings of laughter escape my mouth. He would hear sincere
conversation and praise and know that he must be close to a man of great worth.
He would sense friendship within the light atmosphere and decide that he was seated
next to a couple who were best friends and comrades; in our silence he would
gather that we are so much more than play. His heart would warm when he
discovered through your quiet actions that he was in the presence of a man who
loves big, loves gently, and loves boldly.
 And I think he would rejoice in the warmth of a love only God can create.

Everyday Life: September

Summer is simmering
down although there is still a lot going on. Earlier this month
Mom and I enjoyed a weeked at my grandparents. We both met after work and began our five hour trip with an open sun roof, a package of pizza Combos, and the Drifters playing in the background.   

My Grandparents own
this lovely place. We enjoyed a weekend full of good food, late night
visits, and several hours perusing Pekin, Illinois’ Marigold Festival. There
were so many vendors and people—so much fun! 
 
 
 

On slower days I
spend time doing school work, cleaning, and occasionally baking this delish
bread.

For those who may not know I am bread-making challenged. However, I found this
recipe on (where else?) Pinterest and we have been thoroughly enjoying my
budding ability! J
 

Of course I spend
many special, memorable hours with my Beloved. Loving is so much fun! J
Lately, we have enjoyed browsing a H U G E candy store, retrieving eggs,
swimming, enjoying coffee visits with my parents, carving a pumpkin, surprising my brother at his dorm, working
in the kitchen together and of course lots of good, stretching conversations.  
 
 

Some of my plans
for September include:
1)   Finish the preparations for our 2nd
annual tea party . . . so excited about this!
2)   Blow to smithereens Organize the craft area
3)   Write and mail my stack of overdue letters
4)   Finish The
Eagle of the Ninth
5)   Avoid certain death–we have two very mean, very  brave roosters.  L I think they want me dead.

Thank you to all who have sent encouraging words and blessings my way! I am sorry for not keeping in better touch and I hope to improve

on that.
 
Blessings to each
of you sweet friends!
Frannie