I can now wash the dishes with a smile on my face.
And then there's this. My 7-year-old reading C.S. Lewis. And loving it. Of course. One proud Mama here.
And Lukey and his fascination with hats. Seriously-he wants one on all.the.time.
And Bubba who was so hot after playing outside that he couldn't wait to go inside for a drink.
Then there's this. A new gardening project to try. Love easy experiments.
And God gave me the exact seat I wanted. I spied it the last time we were at this gem-it was a more secluded and special spot-and He remembered. It's the little things, you know. We had a conversation and didn't get interrupted. I didn't have to feed anyone else or hear "Mo, Mo" and have to say, "No, Lukey, you can't have more until you finish that heaping mouthful you already have." I got to eat delicious she crab soup and pan-seared mahi and pecan tart dessert. And I managed to have a conversation that didn't revolve around my kids or their schooling. Amazing feat, I tell you. And when we got back, "Nearer My God To Thee" was playing on our CD player and the kids were listening to Megan read them a book (Magic Treehouse, in case you're curious). And I appreciated my kids all the more. We're going to try to do a date night at least every 4 months now. We'll see. :-)
Meanwhile, I'm going to keep the eyes of my heart open to the little things, the gifts all around me that God so graciously gives every.single.day.