Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a Beautiful Day

What a difference the sun can make. Man! Wow. While I have had an incredibly busy weekend so far, I did manage to play in the front yard with the kiddos for a few minutes yeterday afternoon and even got to enjoy a great conversation outdoors with one of my neighbors. Yep, spring might just be in the air. Praise the Lord!

But even if it were dark, dreary, cold and raining outside, today is a beautiful day.

For one thing, I woke up. That is a gift. My children woke up too, nevermind that it was an hour too early, I'll take the gift. Shawn snuggled with me off and on all morning before church, while I was in my reading chair. He sucked his thumb and rested his head on my arm. He snuggled my arm. He petted my arm. He hugged my arm. Then, he scrunched up close to my neck and tucked himself right in, forcing me to put my reading down and wrap my arms around him. Ok.... I'll receive the gift. A little while later, he came over to my reading chair and he pushed me over a little so he could sit right beside me. We both don't fit, so i turned my body slightly away from him, so he could fit. He rested his whole body on my back and continued petting me while I read. This whole episode was very special to me because Shawn doesn't seem to need my snuggles much these days. Sometimes I have to beg for them, and he really has no problem telling me no. So...the free flowing affections from Shawnie are the sunshine in my day today.

Asher made some announcements this morning. While I was in my bathroom drying my hair and getting ready for church, Asher announced that he will put his shoes on today right when I tell him to. And he will say "I'm coming" when I holla that it's time to go to church. And he shared with me that when I tell him it is time to go home, when we're at the playground, that he will come right away without fussing. You what? Playground? Oh boy.....this kid is clever. I guess we're going to the playground later today. It IS a beautiful day. And, the playground is a gift.

***Truck update***I received 2 donations yesterday. A $100 check in the mail that had been previously pledged, and a $200 surprise in my paypal account. Praises be! I am more thankful than I know how to express.

1 Peter 1:8-9 "Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

1 comment:

Sarah said...

What a beautiful picture you shared about snuggling with Shawn. Aren't those moments delicious? I can relate to how he "interrupted" you. Allyson sometimes wakes up early and ends my quiet time prematurely, but I can't be too sad when she snuggles me. In fact, I feel like our snuggling is a form of worship somehow because my heart is so thankful.

Thanks for this post!