*Picnics with friends after church on Sundays
*Emma is almost potty trained!
*Gabe and Nathan helping John with hard, manly work on the farm and the resulting change in their attitude.
*John’s siblings taking turns to help care for Mavis on the weekends
*The swelling in John’s foot is almost completely gone!
*Taking evening walks with John and talking about what is on our hearts
*Listening to Emma repeat “Forks go with the forks, knives go with the knives, and spoons go with the spoons!” as she puts the silverware away.