I think that I haven't updated the blog too much on what is happening around here within the past few days, simply because my spirit has been heavy/displaced/distracted. Between following the story of Cora and several other things going on, I have felt downcast.
I was reminded of a GREAT (and very appropriate for the time) verse. Read it sometime today.
After reading that…I just felt lighter. God is good. Even in darkness. He provides light.
So…I have a grab-bag update. Lots of bits and pieces of the last few days.
Kensington is growing and growing. Almost one and motoring everywhere. She likes to hand me things and help me pick things up.
**We have initiated a bowl and spoon into eating time and she loves it. Cleaning up is quite a procedure, but it is worth it to see how much she enjoys it. I think she knows she is becoming a "big girl". Maybe not, but she has a certain twinkle in her eye.
**It's Valentines Week at our house (yes…I make it an entire week, as with most holidays) and I have a little Valentine "area" in the house. Some candy, decor and a "I Love you because…." line….to hang up little reminders to one another. To tell each other why we appreciate them.
Some say corny.
I say sweet.
**I have been working on some fun postcards for Cherry Tree Lane. I like this one especially. Two "old friends" together…on an old Milton Bradley QUIZMO card….with a little typed message.
**So, I bought this wood trunk a few months ago. I am going to collect memorabilia of Kensington's (report cards, lost teeth, yearly notes from me and Sean, pictures, crafts etc) and then present it to her when she gets married. I have already been filling it. Tongue depressors from her doc appt's, hospital bands, needles from her first Christmas tree and so on. Usually I have complete "direction" when it comes to a craft project, but I can't seem to decide on how to decorate it. Any ideas?
**I got a new book for my own personal bible study. I love Beth Moore and have worked my way through two of her studies already (I highly recommend "THE PATRIARCHS"). Looking forward to diving into this. Its based on the life of David. I'll let you know how it goes.
I hope you are having a great week. I am enjoying mine and loved the rain. Several moments were enjoyed just standing in the water with my wee one. Good moments indeed.