I am a to-do list type of girl. I have a hard time being present in the moment which, I suspect, is why I love to read so much. It suspends my body and mind in time and I can escape my busy brain. I am on a continual quest to enjoy the moment, to be grateful, to pause, to rest. But then something happens in the life of a friend and suddenly, with intense clarity, all artifice is stripped away and I see the very real threads of God’s grace and provision in my own life – in the moment and the entirety – my marriage, my girls, my friendships, my sisters. It is humbling.
Cate and Jane came home and immediately went upstairs to play ballet class. Dinner’s usual time has come and gone but I have not called them down. How can I when I hear such sweet bits of conversation from upstairs?
The four pictures above are scenes from the week. Henry needs a walk and my books are out of control but what else is new? Sherry and I went on a walk (my idea) in an epic downpour. We were soaked. Full stop. Cate asked early on Friday morning – Mom, can we do a craft? I said yes with only the teensiest hesitation and we pulled out the Kiwi Crate. So great for non-crafters like me. I am in an order-every-other-month phase and I think that’s just about right.
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