Friday, March 19, 2010

oh, hello again!


sorry it's been a while. i've had a couple of sick little boys here, so that throws everything out of routine.
Isaac seems to be over it except for a runny nose and a little bit of a cough. but he does surprisingly well at covering his mouth when he coughs. now if i could just get him in the habit of using a tissue and not his arm/sleeve.

Christian is taking a little longer to get through this. the fever hung on for a couple days, but we seem to be past that now. now it's just the snotty nose and this invisible rubber band that keeps him clinging to me at all times.

the hardest part for mommy is the cabin fever! i feel bad taking them anywhere we have to get out of the car, though we did venture to Target yesterday for more baby tylenol and diapers. it's been well over a week since i've been to church, which feels like forever!

but the 4 of us did take a little trip to Lowe's last night for a couple things. and while we were there, i saw some beautiful flowers that made me smile. i believe they are called "ranunculus". if i didn't have such a brown thumb, i would have bought a bunch and dispersed them throughout my house (considering they were less than $2 a pot, i'm thinking of getting just a couple). but i have real trouble keeping plants alive for some reason. i hope to figure it out one of these days. anyway, they came in colors like pink, yellow, red, orange, and purple; some as big as softballs. they were wonderful!

i've been meditating on thankfulness lately and trying to practice taking a moment to thank God though out my day. thank Him for all the big things like our house, Nick's job, groceries, good friends, family, etc. and for all the little things, like lavender & chamomile goats milk soap (a new favorite of mine!), warm evenings outside, tank tops, and ranunculus flowers. :) practicing thankfulness is resulting in a lot more smiles throughout the day and a brighter outlook even though i've been feeling very worn out. practicing thankfulness seems to bring with it so many more fruits of the Spirit, like patience, love, and kindness. makes sense that if you are constantly thanking God for that snotty nose little boy, the more you are going to be reminded that you love them and the more you will try to show patience when they are tugging on your arm (like at this very moment!)

1 Chron. 16:34 “O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...I love your thoughts on thankfulness as well as your photos. I think you would need an oasis-type thumb in the desert. ...we are both hoping the little ones get over their runny noses very soon!

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  2. I just had to say that I LOVE ranunculus flowers! I had some in my wedding bouquet even! (i wrote about it here: http://moorethanfine.blogspot.com/2010/01/exploring-moments.html)

    it is really great to hear all these thoughts. even though we don't have any kids yet, it's good to hear about motherhood honestly, not all rainbows and tranquillity, just real life. Thanks!

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