This is coming from a purely grateful heart, ok? Not bragging, no! Just expressing pure, humble gratitude to God.
Today it's official. God has totally spoiled me rotten. Rotten.
When we moved to Hobbit Cottage last September, our city was building a new park just three blocks away on the edge of our huge river. Often the machinery has been loud... roar roar bang! Roar roar bang! But since all the land along this section of the river is privately owned, we told ourselves all the noise would be worth it just to have access to the water's edge, ourselves.
Oh wow. The park is finished and today I walked over there with my camera and oh. My. Goodness. This is the part where God has totally spoiled me rotten:
That park is incredible! Oh, the breezes off the water caressed my face and smelled like salt and everything felt so huge--huge body of water, huge bridge, huge expanse of beauty everywhere I turned my eyes.
And all just three blocks away. Oh my. Tom will be working about a million days in a row this week (well, not a million...), but how can I complain? No, not when I've got this gorgeous park and a convenience store on the way where I can pick up hot dogs or dark chocolate for lunch and take a book with me and read and gaze up from my book to all that water and seagulls, geese and this little inlet that reminded me, oddly, of Gilligan's Island:
I sat at a picnic table and looked all around me and cried a bit from a too-full heart. And I brought all of you along with me and formed words within my brain to try to describe this splendor to you. But it's too difficult. This just means so much to me to have this park and truly I'm thanking God today from the deepest places within my heart.