Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It seems as if Summer is in full swing at our house.
There are sun-kissed bodies, floppy hats and long bike rides.  
There are cool evenings, sunset walks and twirly dresses.  
 We have cut back on Mabel's therapy-both freeing up time for our family and giving her time to relax.  Her much as it can possibly relax...needs to.
She is still eating really well and it's so much fun to be able to feed her.  Although it is completely disappointing that she isn't gaining.  We have yet to see an endocrinologist so that may be our next step.
 In the meantime, she sure does fool everybody by looking so healthy and beautiful.  
And she's happy.  Like, she is the epitome of happy.
We should all be so joyful.

 In these summer days I am focused, especially lately.
Nora will be going to school in the fall.
Braden will probably be going to preschool for a few days as well.
She and I will have so much time together... I'm focused on the bigger kids.
I want them to be little, feel little.  
Be free, feel free.
Wear anything, wear nothing.
Be wild, feel wild.
I'm a little sad about the changes that will be happening.  School, sports, etc. 
It means that these days of little babies, toddlers and children are quickly passing.
I know that I have enjoyed these days the very best I can but I also know I will long for them once they are gone.

For now, I am desperate to watch them, listen to them and be with them.
It is not what I had envisioned or planned, but the Lord's ways are better.  Higher.  Greater than my own.  And for that I am thankful.  

Praying for peace as we make these decisions and then carry them out in our lives.  Thankful to serve a patient and merciful God who knows and loves us deeply.

Possible picnic on this Wednesday.  What plans do you have?


Amy said...

R, I am praying for peace during this time. You have taught me so many things in your writing. When you write about your life not turning out how you envisioned. Is that ever the truth for the past 8 months of my life. Life on a medical mystery roller coaster with my husband. You keep me inspired. You keep me encourage to love boldly and life not tomorrow. I pray that you & your family have a wonderful season full of joy, love, peace, being calm, being silent in The Lord. Peace you my sister in Christ.

Lukesmommy25 said...

I feel the same way about my little boy going on to kindergarten in the fall. I remember when it was just the two of us all day with no schedule, and I miss that. I know I will have more time with a new baby coming this summer and my 2 year old daughter, but I miss the old days with him! I wouldn't change it for the world though! Keep up the great posts!