Monday, June 18, 2012

A day to enjoy some simple things

It is a day that should be "off" with the overcast, a sick boy, a soiled couch cover, extra dishes, extra laundry, three or four unfinished projects, and plenty of things for me to tidy up around the house, but I am finding myself being thankful and enjoying the little things. This just can't be my doing - because by myself, I tend toward the sinful, overwhelmed spirit when I have lots of things to accomplish that all get out of line - by the grace of God, it must be His doing that I can catch throw up from my son's mouth and tackle it all one thing at a time.

I am breathing the fresh breeze in easily and my eyes have been drawn to the sweet things around the house instead of harping on the mess: Laundry baskets have been emptied and returned to the laundry room, the couch cover has been washed and dried, my new fabric is on the cloths line, and diapers are soaking, I used my pasta machine for the first time today to make Noah some saltine crackers that were pleasantly easy, I've cuddled with Noah and watched him color, I was able to take a peaceful walk in the yard, and I'm able to rest for a bit here in my rocking chair while Noah takes a much needed nap on the couch. All those unfinished projects will get done at some point, but breathing is current and enjoying the little gifts is refreshing to my soul.

Old wooden box made into a planter
My garden hat perched on the railing from yesterday...
new pieces of fabric for a baby wrap and swaddle cloths are drying

happy chickens that have been the source of many productive family times

a happy mess - composted manure under the tarp, cut grass drying to use as mulch and for the chicken coop, and a garden project half done.

a sweet, sick boy who will be a great big brother and who is still comforted by cuddling with mommy.

a pile of dirty dishes after starting Father's day with a clean kitchen - It was a marvelous day

Fresh baked crackers for Noah's belly

getting to eagerly look forward to my amazing man coming home from work - I am abundantly blessed.

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