nap time and bed time are my favorite
parts of the day lately.
my friends are distant, lately, due to busy lives and trying to manage kids as well. i'm so grateful for my neighbors. they are my life lines at times, my only adult interaction during my day and when matt is gone. i'd be in bad shape if i didn't have them. i thank God for my neighborhood friends.
so, with all of that said, today i decided to slow down, and smell the
roses boys. we got our front porch cleared out for the most part, and we have set up a sweet little play area dedicated to boys and toys and books and messes. this is so helpful to me. this morning we put out a blanket, read books, played cars, and enjoyed each other. i captured some of it on my camera. it shouldn't take such deliberate effort, but for me lately, it does. life is hard. relationships are hard. responsibility is hard. all of this effects me, and my mothering. and i need to remember to stop, and enjoy more moments with these kiddos. they will grow up fast, and i don't want to have missed out.
today i choose to let go of everything
that is stressing me out, and i choose to hand it over to
my daddy God.
(usually i prefer other translations but the message said it well)
The Message (MSG)
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?
Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life.
I'll show you how to take a real rest.
Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
|sweet baby e.|
|skinned knees, bandaids, bare feet, trains and cars. all boy.|
|maximo joe, creating car collisions, complete with sound effects.|
|they are learning to play together|
|cooking a meal for mama|