Friday, September 25, 2009 the kitchen

When I was a child every year during the month of August we traveled to Northern Minnesota, just a few miles from Canada, to visit my grandpa and grandma. After the heat that we had left in Kansas, Minnesota seemed fresh and crisp. The perfect place for magical vacations. We never did anything overly exciting there. They had a tire swing in a tree perfect for swinging, deep ditches that would fill up with water that was perfect for wading, a large lawn that they allowed us to ride their riding lawnmower all over (just for fun), and of course many lakes to fish. But one of my favorite memories was my grandma's kitchen.

Grandma's kitchen always smelled of freshly brewed coffee and there were always handmade buttermilk doughnuts available to munch. And if that wasn't magical enough in the mind of a young child, she also had hung in a kitchen window a prism. Early in the morning the rainbows would dance and play reminding us each morning of God's love and giving a bright hope for the promising new day.

It was so special to me that I hung a prism in my own home. I can't have it in the kitchen because the sun wouldn't hit the prism until the afternoon, so I have hung it in the living room to spread its morning cheer to my own family and to remind me of warm memories of my grandma. My own kiddos spin the prism and try to catch a rainbow.

Special memories are a gift and this is one way I can see the fingerprints of God in my life. He used my grandma's simple kitchen and the prism in her window to remind us that

"This is the day that the LORD hath made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Look around and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints today and then post it on PamperingBeki's blog where she hosts Fingerprint Friday every week.


  1. That's a WONDERFUL fingerprint, and I just love the photo of the rainbow on the foot. Precious!

  2. You know, the best things in life are free and your blog proves that statement.
    I always say when we are all together..we are making memories..nothing like it.
    Great blog and cute little foot..
    Happy Fingerprint Friday.

  3. Beautiful Fingerprint, or should I say Footprint? ♥ Happy Fingerprint Friday. ♥

  4. Love this! I moved to the East Coast from MN and miss Minnesota so much . . . my in-laws have a place near Cook on Lake Vermilion. Our 5-year-old son went up there for a month this summer and it was magical for him.

    Reading this was wonderful.

  5. This is *beautiful*! Love it.

    Thank you so much for joining in! (are you in the same town as me? I'm nosy like that.) :)


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