Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just Life

I'm so very blessed.  I need to remember this when I'm frustrated at all that I "have to do".  Amidst the clutter and chaos, I am blessed. 

A list of some of my blessings.

Lots of noise - it comes from active and happy children.

Messes - children that are busy, creative and curious about life around them.

Clutter - we have abundantly more than we need compared to most of the world.

Interuptions - God's appointments for me.  Opportunities.

We are also blessed with good health.  I'll never view that one the same again after Eliana's rough first year.  Freedom.  I'm thankful to live in a time and country where we can worship and school as we think is best.  Family and friends.  Mostly, I'm thankful for a Saviour.  His abundant love and grace are just priceless.

God give me your eyes to see things in my day to day life. 

Here are a few recent pictures to share.  Eliana playing dress-up with Rebecca.  They both have fun with this and whenever Eliana has been dressed up, she tells Rebecca that she wants to show me.  lol  They are too funny!  Isn't she just a doll?!!!  (I know, I'm biased!)

Laughter.  It does my heart so much good.  I enjoy hearing my children playing and laughing together.  (And no, they aren't like this all the time.  They argue and bicker too much for my likes - though any would be too much for me.)  Eliana is often in the midst of the laughing.  She has a great sense of humor. 

This picture is a little odd because one of my boys had turned it to night vision.  I wanted to snap the picture before I missed it and this is what I go.

We learned about grain today to go along with Climbing Kansas Mountains.  Isaiah thought it was quite funny that there was "germs" in grain.  We ground grain and then made bread.  The boys helped me to make 8 beautiful loaves of braided herb bread.  It's so yummy.  I was planning to take a picture of the finished product.  As i was waiting for it to rise, I noticed something on the counter.  An ingredient that had been left out.  *sigh*  It was the yeast.  So, the bread was a little ... dense.  It didn't stop us from eating 3+ loaves of it though. 

Hope your day is filled with blessing both small and large.  God give us eyes to see the blessings all around us.