Today I was feeling sorta sad. I cried when I took the children to the park, and a neighbor lady came out to say hello. Maybe she saw me crying. But I got a chance to read my book I’ve read here and there over the years, “Believe it! Become it!” by Paula Noble Fellingham. Its been a really good for me over the years. And I really did appreciate my neighbor’s hello.
The children were all behaving well, but things just take so long, and finally I started my Montessori Tuesday…and wasn’t that fun? I love doing school with my children. If only chores and all didn’t take so long.
Rawl had wanted to go pick apples at another neighbor lady’s, and finally we were done with scriptures, chores and homeschool; it was 4:30. So we headed over as a family to pick apples. I met the neighbor, and she was a darling. She had a hummingbird feeder and she was just like a little girl spying one for the first time, “Isn’t it cute?” she exclaimed.
There is something magical about hummingbirds, they whisk in and out of your life so quickly, and leave you in a daze of wonderment that you were just graced by their presence. It was simply charming visiting with this woman, and we cleaned the apples under her tree for a courtesy and proceeded to pick apples.
Then by golly, according to my plan chart ( see Week at a Glance) , on Tuesday I read a character building story, and a poem, and I was behind from reading the Friend magazine on Monday. I read an article, and flipped open to a poem, then another, can you believe I bumped into an apple tree poem on my second flip? I was amazed!!
Here’s to thee, old apple tree,
Whence thou may’st bud
And whence thou may’st blow,
And whence thou may’st bear apples eno;
Hats full and caps full,
Bushels full and sacks full,
And our pockets full too. Mother Goose.
Then, would you believe, I went searching for a random book I’ve been hunting for lately, and of course! Not looking for it I found our Johnny Appleseed book! There was my character story, perfectly correlated with our charming apple picking experience. I love the illustrations as much as the story.
…And I had to thank the Lord…he knew in my dream world, with two children, I would plan all these perfect coincidences, but in my reality, that kind of planning or even a brain capable to that much detail…no way, its not going to happen. But the good Lord in his kindness, sent me each of these little coordinated bits right in my path to stumble into a perfectly Heavenly planned, apple themed day.
And did I mention we made together, apple jam as our chore together yesterday? Yes and we had the jam on our peanut butter sandwhiches for lunch. (Thanks to the Mither for the recipe.)