Truffles in Tuscany

Good morning!

My daughter and her fiance just recently returned from a trip to Italy. The photographs that they captured there were absolutely breathtaking! From the Tuscan landscapes with its vineyards and rolling hills to the seascapes of the Mediterranean Sea to the Vatican with its art and history.

Under the Tuscan Sun was always one of my favorite movies. I love Andrea Bocelli. Italy to me is just so romantic!

I want to return to Italy myself someday. With my husband. And I can now wait patiently for God’s perfect timing because my daughter brought me back a little piece of it herself. To tide me over.

Truffles and Tuscany.

They brought us a beautiful coffee table book on Tuscany, a bottle of its wine, and truffles! Truffles, dried truffles, and truffle oil! I can’t wait for my new kitchen to be complete, so I can try them all! I’ve wanted to try truffles, the fungus kind, for quite some time.

And she brought back for herself a gorgeous new engagement ring! And plans to return to Italy. Perhaps as her wedding venue? It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!

Who ever thought of combining the beauty of Tuscany with a fungus? Yet these strange fungus are considered one of the finest, most expensive delacacies around! And found in Tuscany, amongst such beauty!

Not everything of beauty is recognized by the naked eye. Some beauty comes from sight, some sound, some taste, some smell, some touch.

Look at Christ. Scripture tells us he was nothing to behold physically. Yet there is no one more beautiful than he.

Here’s to beauty. The physical. And that which we feel in our heart. May it continue to touch each of us in its many ways to move our souls.

Here’s to the best! Truffles and Tuscany. And Jesus, who created them both!

Thank you Lauren and Dexter for our outstanding gifts! You outdid yourselves! You’ve always been the best gift giver ever! I love you!

There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. Isaiah 53:2

Love and laughter,



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