Thursday, November 15, 2012

days like this


waking early in the dark to feed a sleepy baby boy
a long before-breakfast walk with a best friend, conversation in the cold to start our day
morning snuggles on the couch with girls in pajamas
blueberry bagels and cream cheese, time with my Bible as I ate
the very rare occurence of a mid-morning nap on the couch with my boy while my girls played nicely and quietly
gray skies and rain outside, cool air through the windows, autumn everywhere
schoolwork with no rush to get done as the day lay before us, unhampered by scheduled things
a few episodes of Planet Earth with lunch, which totally counted as our science
yoga pants and a sweatshirt and undone hair instead of skinny jeans and a scarf and makeup
two cups of coffee, just because it sounded good
playtime outside with a little red-haired neighbor boy
lots and lots of coloring and drawing, papers strewn across the table and floor
the happy prospect of soup and biscuits for dinner

not a perfect day-- there were many poopy diapers, moments when Bennett screamed and wouldn't be quiet, melt-downs from Rosalie, fights and squabbles between the sisters, too much mess throughout the house, things that didn't get done, moments of frustration and weariness.
the kind of day one might refer to as "perfectly imperfect".
the kind of day that makes me thankful...
...for my four little ones.
...for autumn.
...for God's goodness and graces, big and small
...for peace, and quiet, and love, and the joys in our life.
...for home.

days like this are so good for my soul.


bandofbrothers said...

sweet post:)

and i feel silly asking....but is that YOUR door?

feel free to give me a silly answer.

Danae said...

It most certainly is HER door!!!! ....Yeah....I KNOW. :D What a gorgeous picture.
Talia, you are beautiful, you are lovely.
You are my friend, you are my sister.
I am so HONORED to know you and love you.
I am so THANKFUL for how your life and thoughts like those above soften my heart before God and encourage my soul, and build my faith... you remind me to BE THANKFUL for who our God is and for all He gives, the big and the small.

Rachel McDonald said...

I just adore you sweet Talia. You and I are cut from the same cloth

bandofbrothers said...

how did you get all that beautiful foliage to grow? wow!