Wednesday, September 19, 2012

life is good.

Isn't it?

Our family has experienced some rough stuff this year.. I have contemplated sharing some of it, and maybe I still will.. but today? Right now? It doesn't seem so important to dwell on. Those circumstances don't define me or my family or our everyday. And despite them, life is still so good.

I am just feeling thankful. And content. And blessed.

We are so blessed in this life, aren't we? We don't deserve all of the beauty around us, all of the joy, the grace.. all of the wonderful things we take for granted day after day. But here we are. 

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It has been a beautiful fall morning. My laptop died on me a few days ago, which has changed the course of my days just a bit. Typically I have it out on the kitchen island most of the day, checking in with work, blogs, email, etc throughout the day when I have a spare moment. And without it, I'm forced to come into our bedroom to sit at the desktop computer (which I'm thankful to have).. which isn't as convenient. But it has definitely made me realize how often I'm on the computer. And while I miss some of the convenience of being able to get a few things done online while Evie is sitting in her chair coloring or reading books on her own, I don't want her earliest memories to be of mom on the computer. 

So enjoying these past few days, being more intentional about getting work done when she's sleeping, has been good for me. Our mornings together are a bit more precious, honestly. One less thing to distract me means I focus more on her, stop more often to play, say yes more frequently to requests to go outside. It's been good. She is such a delight to me. I don't want to miss one moment. 

Life is good.


  1. Love this post. And could Evie be any cuter?? Hope things are looking up for you. Xo.

  2. Great post!! Alex is so much more well behaved when the tv is off which, at first, was so just not right. But then, the calmness of the house without the added distraction was so nice!!

    My bible study this year is on the book of Genesis and just reading about the pureness of creation the total blessing of the glory around us has totally hit home for me. I totally agree that we take our environment for granted but sometimes, just the change of seasons brings with it the promise of beginning again. Or leaving something difficult behind. :)

    I can't even discuss Evie. Skinny jeans. Toddler pony tails. Little cardigans. Just send me over the edge, why don't you!?! She is so adorable!!!



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