November 18, 2009

Simple Pleasures

A few simple pleasures in the past week or so:

*telling Mattie that, yes, she can have dancing at her wedding... "singing and lots of dancing," she asked for
*Jacob letting Mattie have his turn to pick music in the van because she had just slammed her finger in the door and he knew she was hurting
*spending time together each night as all four of us snuggle on the couch to read The Hobbit
*Jacob's good humor at his eye "twitching"... he said, "make the google eyes [on my homepage] twitch like me!" and thought it was pretty funny!
*seeing Mattie's delight as she dressed her baby all by herself!
*Jacob's delight at completing his entire design book

*conviction, repentance and the peace that follows
*hearing Jacob gain confidence on the piano and learn that practice really does make perfect!
*sweet fellowship and new relationships developed over time in the Word
*hearing Jacob freely admit that he was wrong

*watching Mattie play for hours-on-end with "lassos" (ropes tied in knots), imaginary friends and bags of random stuff
*two extra hours of kidless quiet time at home b/c I had the birthday party time wrong and my sister-in-law let them stay!! 
*listening to Jacob recite scripture he's memorized

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2

1 comment:

Linda said...

Those truly are the simple pleasures of our lives, and I'm so grateful you're able to see and record them, especially to be able to look back and be reminded, and to encourage me to look for them in my own life.