Practicing contentment by remembering the graces of the week and practicing gratitude by giving.
This week brought bits of snow, work, help from friends, a play date, and time with other moms. It also included a date night and a family night out when I picked up a case of "sick-of-dishes, tired-of-cooking and cabin fever". The latter thanks to a restaurant gift certificate Christmas gift!
This week also brought the celebration of GBaby's second birthday! We were able to spend it with family and cousins and had such fun watching the kids interact and play together. I didn't know what joy punching balloons could bring to three pre-schoolers!
GBaby is such a social little girl, but also loves her down time too. She can be all excited and wildly dancing or playing with balloons one minute, and curled up watching a "mooee" the next. She is such a joy! She woke up early on the morning of her birthday and crawled into bed with me. I looked down at her and said "It's your birthday, do you know how old you are?" I had not been prepping her for this question. She looked up at me with sleepy eyes and a question in her voice said "doo". That's right baby girl. You're two - and we snuggled a little longer before facing the excitement of a birthday.
I hope you can find a moment to see the gifts in your life this week.
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.” (James 1:16 -The Message) May the light of the Father brighten your week!