October 11, 2009

Some More Simple Pleasures

We've had a good few days around here as I've been asking the Lord to help me see the little things I used to enjoy. A couple of hard days too, but I'm going to skip that this time!

Some sweet things I've enjoyed:

*watching Robert and Jacob enjoy coloring together each night! :)
*sharing in Jacob's absolute delight as he saw his new quilt on his bed for the first time! He absolutely LOVES it!
*watching Mattie dancing on some railroad ties in the backyard since she "had her skirt on." I guess that's important to a dancer!
*lots of conversations with people about Joni and Friends camp after the video I shared.
*having our new windows open all week and my house smelling fresh!
*doing Mattie's "school" with her. She's extremely enthusiastic about learning to write her 2s and 3s.
*having colder days that require heavier clothes fulfilling a sensory need of mine, I think!
*getting my kitchen office area almost totally organized and therefore feeling organized myself!
*a great lunch today with lots of laughing and lots of sweet friends, all gifts of our "disability ministry."
*Mattie writing her name independently for the first time. She was so proud!
*three clean bathrooms. It had been waaaaaay too long for one of them!
*putting some fall decorations out.
*some desperately needed reconnecting time with Robert.
*watching Jacob delve into his first independent chapter book and conquering it in little more than an hour!

A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

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