May your weekend be filled with fruit, both the kind you eat and the kind that develops character. May this typically gray time of year carry uncharacteristically colorful gifts, and may you receive them with open hands. Dare to step into this mysterious new year with the kind of wonder you can’t control – open, curious, hilarious wonder. Enjoy your weekend, friends.
May you have some moments this weekend to untangle your thoughts, not in a teeth gritting, must-figure-this-out worry type of way, but in restful surrender. May you receive the gifts of summer like porch waves from an old friend – let the fruit refresh, the sand delight, and the sunset remind you of your smallness. And also, your belovedness.
May you truly see this summer: the yellows and blues and the watermelon reds. Soak them all up with the sun and the water. Laugh with your sister, drink the morning coffee, and remember it’s better with a friend. Celebrate the days of marriage, release your tight hold on familiar, and fly a little. May you embrace the important, have less emergencies, and breathe in deep this daily grace.
May your weekend be filled with shiny floors and country drives, with needed rain to wash the dirt away, with lunch on the back porch and stories from all those years ago. May you enjoy the long days without school and the chair beside you, both when it sits empty and gives you quiet and when it sits full and gives you company. And if you are headed away from home for a time, give yourself the freedom to step into a new story with joyful abandon. You won’t regret it.
May your weekend be filled with fluffy white clouds, young friendship, joy overflowing. May your work be blessed, your rest be full, and your imagination be set free to dream the impossible. And do take some sweet time to consider the mystery which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
May your weekend be filled with love and play, sweet as a peony and comforting as a baseball game. May you celebrate motherhood with joy and thankfulness, and may your soul find life-giving rest in the midst of the whole beautiful, messy thing. And may you relish the pages of this weekend’s Royal Wedding People magazine. If you’re into that sort of thing.