1. I made Aunt Sarah’s coconut cake for my family for Easter again this year. It’s still amazing. And super simple. But it looks impressive. Which of course I failed to document this time around. But it’s really just a win all the way around.
2. Shopping for baby gifts is hands down the best kind of retail therapy. Seriously. I could forever shop for baby items for friends and never get overwhelmed or bored. So much enjoyment from such a simple thing.
3. I learned a new word this month thanks to my sister-friend-roommate: laxity. It simply means being lax or loose. Please don’t ask me why I had never heard of this word before.
4. Sometimes closed doors are God’s protection. This has been such a powerful and shaping lesson that I don’t think I’m quite done learning and a truth that I’m certainly not done resting in.
5. And along those same lines, this:
“What may feel like overwhelming sorrow or trauma is nevertheless
within God’s compassionate plan.
He is not premature in what he allows.
His compassions never fail.
When you understand that image of God’s compassion,
you can rest there.
You can know that you are cradled within God’s perfect care for you.”
– from God Is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild
*linking up with Emily P. Freeman at Chatting at the Sky as we all share different things we learned in April*