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.