Inspired by my friend, Erin, I’m taking time today to remember and appreciate the joy in my life.
My husband; laughing, crying, talking, being together.
My children; hearing and watching them laugh together.
My five-year-old; his affectionate hugs.
My two-year-old; when he kisses the baby on my tummy.
My eight-year-old; her freckles, her missing-and-loose-teeth smiles, and her bubbly energy.
The baby; how he swirls around, pushes, and pokes me from within.
Friends; sharing our thoughts, frustrations, joys, faith, and life together.
Knitting; a fresh ball of beautiful yarn.
Sketching/painting; a piece of blank paper and a sharpened pencil or a paintbrush dipped in paint, poised and ready to create something new.
Writing/journaling/blogging; letting my thoughts cascade and flow into a deep river.
Reading; greedily devouring information or delving into an imaginative world alone or with the kids.
Watching my kids read; watching them discover and imagine something beyond themselves.
Nature Walks; silently breathing in God’s glorious creation.
Wheatfields & sunsets; God’s peace wrapping around my soul.