Thinking about: Finding quiet. I find it so very difficult to find a quiet moment in my day. Just a moment to recharge, to focus myself, to be. Am I alone in this? As I grow older I need much more alone time, more time to recharge after a day filled with people, babies and demands. Now that I have faced this reality I need to really set aside the time for myself. Lets face it, waking up early is not my forte, especially since I know sleep with be scarce in a matter of months with the new little babe. But I cherish my mornings when I do rise early. There is something sacred about being up before your household, in the quiet and still.
Reading: She Reads Truth // Holy Week devotions. This is part of what I do to recharge in the mornings! I'm so excited to be joining with so many women across the world reading some amazing thoughts from the ladies at She Reads Truth. I have also encouraged my youth girls to read along with me as well. I love that there are so many amazing resources out there to encourage and build your faith. Is anyone else doing them? Listening to: Paul Simon's "Graceland". Honestly. Its my favourite of all time. I used to listen to it over and over and over. Bob is still amazed that I know every word to every song, even the crazy fast ones. :)
Watching: My sweet girl experience the world! I think this is one of the most wonderful things about being a parent, don't you? Its amazing to see their little faces light up with the wonder of seeing something new; pure joy. Hazel is such a big helper these days and really loves to do everything that Mama does, if I'm cleaning she is right there beside me with her little broom or cloth. I can't wait to show her so many more things, its such an honour to be her mama.
Thankful for: My amazing husband. This man who fixes the squeak in my stairs, who makes me breakfast every morning, who doesn't mind when I wake him up several times a night from tossing and turning (boo pregnancy indigestion), who preaches a message on community and then actually lives it (when all I want to do is have a nap), he pushes me outside of myself. So thankful for him. I love raising babies and doing life with this man!