Here's my weekly recap of things I loved/thought/felt:
Something that made me laugh:
Me: Micah, you need to be writing.
Micah: I can't wait. I have evaporation on my mind!
Me: Uhhh I guess write about evaporation then friend. (we have been learning about the water cycle. obviously these lessons are more intriguing than I realized :))
Something I enjoyed:
I got to wear my rainboots two days in a row. They are from the old Liberty of London for Target line. I am still so thankful I snagged them up. I think they are quite loverly. Speaking of which, I have been so in the mood for watching My Fair Lady, but who has 3 hours for that.
Something I am looking forward to:
I spent Valentines Day (afternoon) with my mini Valentine. My parents got him the old 90s movie Beethoven, the one about the St. Bernard. It's really weird how I have an obsession with him seeing movies from then. For some reason, in my mind at least, things just seemed more innocent. Now- not even remotely. I'm excited to reminisce over this with our weekly 'pirate campout' which means laying on blankets and watching movies tonight.
Something I learned:
Jude loves to build bridges and train tracks and such. But they don't always go over or stay up in all the ways he concocts in his head, so he will get frustrated. I usually tell him to take a deep breath. Today he told me "It's ok, Jesus loves me even when I'm mad." How did he learn so much about grace while still so young? It has taken me 28+ years to realize God loves me when I'm broken. And sometimes I still wonder if I believe it in the moment.
Something I accomplished:
I have started spending an extra 20+ minutes in the afternoon just reflecting both on my day, how I sought God's face during the day, and what the power of the resurrection should look like in my life. I blogged recently about how I was inspired to do this by the practice of Lent. I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm reading through John, but it's just really lovely to take this deep breathe with the Lord in the afternoon. I feel so much more able to handle my evening with peace. This is something I really struggle with a single momma. Dealing with 18 kiddos and then coming home to my own kiddo by myself is exhausting. Those 20 minutes of refueling are perspective changing!