I'm happy to be joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots for the weekly gratitude*sunday. All week long, this little practice brings me into a quieter place of heart-filled appreciation.
~ how gentle, quiet music can transform a rambunctious household into a more sedate (and manageable) household
~ after dinner games with the whole family around the kitchen table...we have to cultivate more of these!
~ the freedom of homeschooling to allow my children to pursue those activities that interest them (mid-week ski day! four skating days at the outdoor rink! Love!)
~ finding a little silver lining with being the wife of a ski guide who is away so much. This week, Papa walked in the door and Forrest declared, "I am shivering with joy that Papa is home!"
~ after this long week away, Papa scooping the children out the door to the skating rink and leaving me in a very quiet house to relax and putter in a decadent and luxurious few hours
~ realizing that I really do need help while Josh is away and then, with a very deep breath, asking for it. It has been two years since our daughter's diagnosis, and we have no one to help us in an emergency. This was worrying me enough that I turned to friends for help...and it certainly surprised me how eager and helpful twelve friends in our community are. A true reflection of their character ~ our family is extremely grateful to them all!
~ my three children telling me, several times a day :
River : "I wuuv ooo sooooo mush, mama!"
Summer : "I love you so much - you're the best mama I've ever had!"
Leif : "I just love you, Mama."
Absolutely. Positively. Good. For. My. Soul.
I am blessed.